May 21, 2012
There is almost nothing more satisfying than reaching a goal... what comes a close second is "almost" reaching it! Proving to yourself that the commitment, dedication, practice and hard work is paying off! Of all people, I know how frustrating it can be to work at something for hours and hours and see no improvement. Its hard when you actually understand what it is you are doing wrong but cant seem to correct the problem.
I have been struggling with double unders for a while. When I started CF 9 months ago the thought of getting the rope around twice on one jump was a far far far fetched goal. Finally after a few weeks I was able to get one here or there, and eventually I could link a few together. All of a sudden it ended, I was frustrated beyond belief that my double unders were gone. I had no idea what happened. Every workout with them in them I was pissed by the time I was done with them and the more frustrated I got, the harder it was for me to relax and get them.
Working week after week on my double unders, taking every single piece of advice I can that everyone is giving me... nothing was working. We did a few drills a few weeks ago with M one morning and I started to catch on and allow my body to relax. I have been trying to work on them outside of WOD's because with less "pressure" I am more likely to get them.
Hard work is paying off!! My relentless work every Thursday and Saturday... the never ending coaching of M, K, R, Hubs and everyone else who tried to give me double under tips... I am finally able to string together double unders again!! I am up to 40 in a row, which is awesome!! It allows me to do them in WOD's and thats exactly what I did this morning!!
I was with G and T this morning for the WOD. The three of us worked our butts off to crush this one! It was a lot of hard work! I decided to attempt the hand stand push ups without the bands on the wall. I got through the first two rounds doing that with 2 abmats under my head than I transitioned to the bands. Sometimes I feel its easier against the wall, I lose my ability to kip with the bands... but I muscled through all 15 minutes of work. It felt amazing and I was VERY happy with my final score... I did all REAL double unders and even had a few rounds unbroken!!
Things are looking up and moving forward! I am a happy lady!!
- Run 200m
- 15 Air Squats
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 5 Pullups
2 Minute Frog Stretch
Group: Med Ball Plank (4 for 45 seconds)
15 Minute AMRAP
- 30 Double Unders
- 20 Abmat Situps
- 10 HSPU (2 rounds with 2 abmats, 3 rounds with bands)
(5 Rounds + 30 *all double unders)
3 X 3 Rope Climbs
2 Minute Rest Between Climbs