Friday, October 14, 2011

Yeah, I said Snatch...

October 14, 2011

This morning was really different and FUN at the gym! Not only did I have company for my 5:30am workout... but today it was KP!! Like I said in my post the other day, she and I work really well together! Having another crossfitter there with me adds something different to my workout, but more than ever when someone like KP is there because I know that she and I have been neck and neck for a few workouts so we use each other as fuel to keep pushing!

I got to bed a little late last night and had a hard time sleeping, so it was a shocker when my alarm went off this morning. I wanted to hit snooze so bad, but I know once I get out of bed and start moving I am fine. I made my way downstairs got my shaker and my water and off to CFW I went. Thank god its Friday!

I didnt get a chance to look at the WOD last night, and K was writing it up when I got there. So I started the warmup. My legs are still a little sore from wall balls, cleans and burpees... but not nearly as bad as they were. Once I am warm they are good to go. The walking lunges get that out of the way right off the batt! I was just about to start when KP walked in so we warmed up together. Conversation is MUCH different with 3 ladies than it is other mornings!! Haha!!

Once the WOD was up I was excited! Snatches! The last time we did them was a few weeks ago, 75 of them with 55lbs. Today was an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) with 15 snatches at 55lbs and 30 double unders. Double unders have been a thorn in my side since I started to get them... I have been unable to string them together without a hop in between... and I cant tell if its the length of the rope or what, but its annoying! I did a few practice ones.... shocked the hell out of myself when I did a few in a row with no hop! Terrified I was going to "waste" them before the WOD, I stopped!! KP and I got our 55lb bars ready and away we went.

I was totally in shock, I nailed 15 double unders in a row with no intermediate hop right at the bell! I was so excited. Almost too excited to keep getting them, but I was able to recover. I was really happy going into the first set of snatches. The funny thing about 55lbs. Its not really "heavy" for me so its almost awkward. I dont really have to drop the weight, but I wasnt sure I wanted to exert the energy to bring it down to the starting position. I did the first 5 without dropping it, dropped it the next 5, than hung onto it the next 5. I think it was easier to just hang onto the weight so I didnt have to reposition myself at the start I could just go right into the next lift.

The second round of double unders was awesome... at first I was afraid I lost it, but than all of a sudden a string of 23 in a row! Holy moses, what was happening! I quickly finished and went right into my 2nd set of snatches.  This time I didnt drop the weight. I took a quick breath around rep 7 or 8 than did the rest and moved back to the rope and into the 3rd round. I was clearly tired by than. Jump roping takes a lot out of you and entails a lot more cardio than you would think. I dont remember it feeling like that when I was 8 years old.

K yelled out "3 more minutes" and I knew I wanted to get in at least one more round. I finished the double unders right around that time and flew into the snatches. With the time constraint (10 minutes flew by today) I wanted to push them out pretty quick, so I went to work and before I knew it was back on double unders. My damn shoe came untied with about 20 seconds left to go... I kicked my shoes off and was able to do 20 of the 30 double unders in the 4th round. Phew...

Skill today was handstand pushups (or walking handstand). I am just getting acclimated to putting my face towards the ground so I was going to stick with the pushups. I did a few against the wall than K had me try the harness from the bar so I could go all the way down to the floor on the pushup. It was sort of a weird feeling, but it will get me used to the full range of motion. I really want to get the "real" hand stand pushup... thats the next goal! That and pullups... my upper body needs work!

I am really looking forward to tomorrows workout! Saturdays are FUN!!

20 Walking Lunges
10 Inchworms
10 Abmat Situps
10 Ring Rows
10 Pistols
20 Walking Lunges
Lax Ball Shoulder Mobility

2011 Open WOD #1
10 Minute AMRAP
- 30 Double Unders
- 15 Snatch
(3 rounds + 20 Rx)

Handstand Pushups
(1 set of 5 @ wall, 3 sets of 5 in harness)

6:30am: Post Workout Shake
8:00am: Green Tea
9:00am: Egg Muffins
12:00pm: Chicken Scalopini and Spaghetti Squash

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