Monday, December 19, 2011

"Cindy" Lou Who

December 17, 2011

I missed the "Cindy" Lou Who workout on Thursday... so I knew Saturday morning I was in for it... Cindy is one of those WOD's that you love to hate! After being at the gym with KP on Friday morning, I knew my arms were going to be jello at the end of the workout (and the rest of the weekend). But I was really looking forward to it.

What I did have to do today was something that I have been sort of dreading. K mentioned to me last week while I was doing pushups in a previous workout, that when I get tired I tend to lead with my chin into the pushup. Almost like I am trying to fake myself out to feel like I am getting my chest closer to the ground than I really am. Not good... but really, quite true after she mentioned it and I paid attention to it. I am good for the first set usually... or at least 20 of them (not necessarily in a row, but before I get tired and dont get my chest down). We talked that day and she told me I should do a strict pushup to go down and get my chest to the floor, than modify the pushup to get to the starting position. This will help in the long run to really nail that pushup.

Today I sort of swallowed my "I am so happy I can do a pushup" pride after my second round... and starting modifying them like she mentioned. I was a little disappointed in myself but quickly realized that its not a setback, its to help me get better in the long run. If I dont learn and teach my body how to do them correctly I am going to do them wrong forever. I have to do this to get better.

I felt pretty good at the end of the WOD. Slightly down in the dumps (because I hadnt had a chance to think about the modification)... but certainly worked.

Today was a lesson in forcing myself to sacrifice what I "wanted" for what I "needed" to do to get better. Its not always about the amount of reps, or how fast you do the workout... but the QUALITY of the movements that really matters.



WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- 5 Burpees
- 10 Ring Rows
- 20 Walking Lunges
2 X Burgerner
10 Shoulder Dislocates
Couch Stretch (2 min each leg)

WOD: "Cindy" Lou Who
20 Minute AMRAP
- 5 Pullups  (small blue band)
- 10 Push Ups
- 15 Air Squats
(14 Rounds + 12)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
Double Under Ladder
5-10-15-20-25

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