Tues. Nov. 25:
Rest day tomorrow, I’ve promised myself! Well except for hockey, but that doesn’t really count. Coach Dave posted a blurb about the importance of taking rest days a few days ago. I read it, but went anyway. Today was 6 in a row, and I will admit my legs are more than ready for a day off. I’m generally very good at sticking to the 3 on, 1 off, 2 on, 1 off routine. Wheels only fell off this week cause I was actually able to make the Saturday class, but the busy retail season is just about upon us, so rest days will sadly become more frequent.
Teams of 2: 2 Rounds of
2:00 Air Squats
One Partner holds the bottom of a squat
2:00 Deadlifts (185/135) #125 FAT bar
One Partner holds a second Barbell in the hang position
2:00 Hand Release Pushups
One Partner holds a handstand plank
2:00 Toes to Bar
One Partner hangs from pull-up bar
Score is Max Reps – 365
Secret to getting so many reps – a couple of air squat speed demons. Paired up with speedy Sam again and crushed this fun little WOD. However, if I never again see an air squat, my legs would be overjoyed. “The most underappreciated movement there is” according to both Dave and Sharon. I totally get that, but at the moment my legs are so not interested in anything resembling a squat. Or stairs. The worst part of todays WOD – trying to squat after holding it. Or more so, trying to stand up I guess. Never used the fat bar before and totally expected it to be way harder, but it was ok. Goal for next time this WOD comes around – hold a handstand instead of a plank.
Mon. Nov. 24:
PRs are super exciting, but some days just breaking even has to be satisfaction as well. Walked in to the box today with a goal to clean at least #100, with a small hope to get a new PR. Well, I beat my goal by 5lbs. 🙂 No new PR, but broke even with my current one and today, I’m ok with that.
Part 1. Power Clean: Build to a Heavy Single #105
Part 2. OTM for 10 Minutes:
2- Power Cleans (75%) #80
5- Burpees over Bar
So, I loaded up my bar for part 2 with my typical comfort zone weight #75. Till my friend said “no… we should do #80.” Ok then, game on. When all was said and done, we both could have done #85, but all good. Note to self – when trying to find the most efficient burpee over the bar strategy, I tried to jump my feet up out of the burpee to land as close to the bar as possible so I could simply hop on over right from my landing spot. This worked out alright, till an over-ambitious jump kicked my wrist. Stuck the landing thankfully, but made sure not to repeat that nonsense.
Sun. Nov. 23:
Pre-WOD Sunday skill work included attempting the handstand walk. My first thought:
but after trying to kill myself on my first attempt and flipping right over with an alarming landing facing the ceiling… I actually was somewhat successful! After that first total disaster, I figured out how to land on my feet. Then how to kick up and hold it for a few seconds. Then I got a few attempts complete with 2-3 walking steps. Yes!! I’ll consider THAT a huge success considering a few months ago I was still terrified to kick into a handstand against a wall. Will be practicing that business a bunch now I’m sure 😉
So, since I made it to the WOD yesterday, today possibly should have been a rest day. (hahahaha! right!) When Dave mentioned yesterday that it would be a day of skill work, I figured that gave me justification to take a pass on the resting. Then this happened:
3 Rounds, for time:
50 air squats
Time – 10:14
Sound pretty simple?? Try it! I dare you! Just walking to the door after 50 air squats is hard enough… I think I finished 2nd on this one, but only cause I was determined to chase my little speedster friend. She took off right away and beat me on the first run by about 5 seconds. I wasn’t able to catch her, but was still happy with the push it provided 🙂 Well, until I got to work and had to climb the stairs anyway. Haha!