Wednesday 10/9 WOD at PCF

As promised, here’s the video of me hitting the 105lb clean and jerk from last week!! Threw my hips forward on the clean, but still caught it solid and the jerk felt pretty good, even though my back knee was barely bent. I really need to start videoing myself so I can critique my movements more. I’ve learned so much just from these two!!

Strength:

  • Clean and Jerk 3-3-3-3: 85-85-90-90. The 90s felt better than the 85s, for sure, but I wore myself out starting with 85. Used elbow cues and tried to sit back into my cleans instead of pushing my hips forward, and they felt smooth and solid.

WOD for Rounds+Reps: 6+6.

7 Minute AMRAP of:

  • 1 Hang Squat Snatch: 42lbs, Power Snatch. Because I apparently can’t squat snatch anymore. Shit. Need to work on that.
  • 3 Overhead Squats: 42lbs, 4 reps. Since I couldn’t catch my snatch in the squat, I added an extra one. Worst. Idea. Ever. My wrists feel like noodles.
  • 5 Ring Pushups: knees. Ha. What a joke. These are insanely difficult.

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh today was a #justshowup day for me. It’s been a supremely long week, and it’s only Wednesday. Oof. Hopefully Friday will be better. I’m going to try to get some squats in between classes tomorrow since I missed Monday’s 10-10-10. Gunning for solid 3×10 at 100 this week. I always feel weaker at my school’s gym, so we’ll see how that goes..if I can even get in there.

I’m Back, Promise.

So I spent much of September under the radar. I took a week off in the beginning after losing a close friend. After that week off I had a few rough workouts, as expected. I guess that’s all I’m going to say about that. I kept track of my workouts on here as drafts without posting them, so I finally just went through and posted the backlog. Yesterday was Tyler’s birthday, and well, sometimes life is just more important than crossfit, so I allowed myself a rest day.

Meanwhile, while I was gone from posting, I hit a 105lb clean and jerk last week. It was SO GREAT. That is so big for me!!!!! Life Coach Erika caught it on her phone, too. She also got my failed attempt, which you will see in the video below. That’s a clean and clean&jerk PR for me. Tomorrow I’m going to post the video of me actually having my shit together on the jerk to complete the lift, but with a sloppy clean. Hey, it was a PR. No one ever said PRs have to be pretty to count!