Back at the 6 a.m. class. I inadvertently took all of last week off. It was one of those scenarios where I overslept most every morning and told myself I would go that night, and inevitably something came up nightly that prevented me from attending.
As much as I’m not happy with myself for that, it was good to get a reminder of why I get up at 5:30 every morning and get my butt there. That is the BEST time for me and when it best fits my schedule. It sucks, but I’m now even more resolute in the fact that I need to make it happen daily.
Warm Up: The usual. I’m still not running. My right heel is SCREAMING. More on that later, but I have a feeling I’m going to be a rowing Godess for more than a little while.
Snatch Balance 4×3
Pendlay Row 4×8
YAY! PR on the Snatch balance for me and it was freaking easy. I’ve known for some time now that if I can just gain some confidence with my OHS that I will gain a lot in my snatch as well. Previously 43 was the heaviest I had ever attempted on this movement and without a lot of confidence.
All that said, I did fail one rep in the final set and it took several more failures before I calmed myself down enough to land a few good reps. When I get nervous and don’t get under the bar fast enough I have a tendency to come forward on my toes. Bad form. Keep practicing.
Having never done these before I did a practice set with just the bar. I’m not sure what happened to my 4th set, but I think I didn’t do it? We had three people in our group and everyone else had two, so I think when I saw everyone else putting their stuff away I thought I was done. Oof. I’m a little cranky with myself for this, as these are supposed to help with pull ups.
Then again, it was 6 in the morning. It’s possible I did the 4th set and just don’t remember it. But I’m usually pretty good about that.
12 minute AMRAP
50 sit ups
40 push ups
30 wall balls
20 pull ups
Score: 211 with RR
YAY I got through the whole chipper plus one rep! I honestly didn’t think I would make it all the way through, so I was happy to complete it.
I did the lunges walking, as I really need to practice those. As in times before, my knee doesn’t go all the way to the ground but I’m getting better. My balance is definitely improving.
The push ups were super hard after the sit ups, not so much in my arms but in my core! I was amazed how I kept doing the like, stripper back wiggle thing instead of holding myself tight because my abs were all tingly. After a few bad reps I got it straightened out, but it just surprised me. That’s not where those should hurt.
Otherwise everything went about how I thought it would. Great first day back. Love AMRAPs, love chippers and love the gymnastic movements.