7.10.2013

Man I’ve been sleeping like poo.  This makes nights #3 that I went to bed early, and was up at 12, 1, 2, 2:15, 2:28, 2:56, 3:08… you get the idea.  I usually finally fall back to sleep around 4 only to have the alarm go off at 5:30.  I’m riding tonight so I don’t have an evening WOD option, so I managed to get out of bed anyway but geez.  I’m really looking forward to a complete night of sleep sometime soon.  My REM cycle must still be on vacation.

Warm Up: The Usual.  Knee felt fine on lunges, so evidently whatever was going on last night worked itself out.

Mobility: Foam roll everything.  Hamstring stretch with giant bungee cord.  Double lacrosse ball down the spine.

Ahhhhh so good.

WOD:
15 minute AMRAP

10 db push press
20 doube unders
10 Toes to Bar
20 KB Swings
10 db lunges (each leg)

Score: 3+25 with 15 lbs DB and 25 lbs kettle bell.

For as much as I complained during this workout, this was actually really fun.  I love push press in a WOD.  Any WOD.  And any weight actually.  Since right now, I love push press.  It’s my favorite.

My biggest limiter on this workout was my freaking grip strength.  I NEED to continue to improve it.  After one round I could barely grip the KB, and I was having to do the T2B (aka, knees not-as-pathetically-as-when-I-first-started-to-boobs) in sets of 3-5.  My hands HURT, and not exactly the small blisters but more like my actual fingers from trying to grip the bar so hard.  Who knew I was such a baby in this regard?

Otherwise, good workout.  I kept a good pace and think that I was using the appropriate weight to really get the most out of this longer chipper.

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3 thoughts on “7.10.2013

  1. My grip strength is awful, too. How do you improve it?? I can’t hang on for a long time so I have the same issue with T2B (haha — also knees to boobs).

    • I think the only way to improve it is to work on it more. We recently added 2 rounds of 10 kipping swings into our warm up, and that seems to have helped a lot. I think I’m going to add 2 rounds of 10 into a cool down ritual too.

      My hubs suggested I get one of those boingy things that look like a mini weight collar to bring to work so I can squeeze it all day to improve my grip. I feel like that’s either (a) something out of a bad 80s movie or (b) something only a porn star should do at work… but I’m still considering it.

      Maybe it’s time to ask my coaches for advice? LOL

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