Tuesday 7/10 WOD at PCF

Do you guys all love my lack of writing?! Of course, when I first launched this on Friday, I wasn’t expecting to spend most of Saturday-Monday in a complete meltdown from school-induced stress. But I’m back and stronger than ever! It takes more than one class to bring me down!!…I think/hope.

Anyway, to recap over the past two days fitness-wise, I had dance class yesterday and Crossfit today. I took pictures at dance last night, so expect to see some pictures either tonight or tomorrow evening, depending on how my studying schedule pans out. My hands have been stickier than normal, which is awesome, but my body has been less-so, so I’ve been having a really hard time with any moves that require body stick; unfortunately that includes pretty much anything that I want to be working on. I was planning on going for a run with Tyler this morning, but my back felt wonky after dance and I woke up with it slightly sore, so knowing I was heading to Crossfit later I decided to pass. Crossfit today was awesomely awful. Are you ready for this?

Strength:

  • Snatch High Pull 3-3-3-3: 70-75-75-75. These are awful. I feel like my form is so bad that it keeps me from being able to do more weight. I hate the basic snatch lift and any form of it, so I tend to avoid it when I’m working on my own lifting. I need to stop that, because I’m really awful and haven’t progressed with this lift as much as I should. When you hate something, you do less of it on your own time. Usually you hate it because you’re bad at it. Therefore, you never get good at it, and hate it more. I need to break this cycle!!

WOD for Time: 14:44

I’m putting the explanation for it behind a break because the write-out of it is long and awful, even though it wasn’t the most grueling workout.

  • 7 Pull-ups, 7 Ring Dips: one thin resistance band assistance for both
  • 10 Alternating 1 Arm DB Snatch25lb
  • 15 Games Standard Box Jumps20″
  • 10 Alternating 1 Arm DB Snatch: 25lb
  • 15 Games Standard Box Jumps: 20″
  • 10 Alternating 1 Arm DB Snatch: 25lb
  • 15 Games Standard Box Jumps: 20″
  • 7 Pull-ups, 7 Ring Dips: one thin resistance band assistance for both
  • 50 Double Unders Subbed 25 DB Push Press at 2 x 15lb [one in each hand]
  • 25 Situps: Rx! Yeah! Ha.
  • 50 Double Unders Subbed 25 DB Push Press at 15lb 
  • 25 Situps
  • 50 Double Unders Subbed 25 DB Push Press at 15lb 
  • 25 Situps
  • 7 Pull-ups, 7 Ring Dips: one thin resistance band assistance for both

Holy scaling, batman. I definitely could have done the pull-ups unassisted, but my hands were so sweaty just by the time the strength portion was finished that I had no hope of holding onto the bar. Decided the do them unbroken with one band for help. I should be able to do unassisted dips by now, but I’m so bad with any pushing motion. I’m a puller not a pusher, apparently. The dumbbell snatches were fine. I started with a 30lb dumbbell but after 5 my back started feeling fatigued in the same spot that felt wonky from dance, so I backed down to 25. The box jumps were the easiest part of this workout, surprisingly (aside from the situps, which have always been sort of active rest for me). I powered through each set without any rest, and had absolutely no problem with my shins hurting. I asked the coach, Brian, what he felt about subbing for double unders since I know those are what caused the shin splints, and he suggested the dumbbell push presses. Remind me to not ask his advice again! Those were easily the limiting factor for me. My shoulders were cooked from dance last night and the DB snatches, so I could barely knock out sets of 10 without a break. It is taking me so long to write this because my arms and shoulders are so shaky and exhausted!

Time to take my Ladydog for a nice long walk and then devour a sweet potato and some delicious grass-fed goat butter. Yum!

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