Another p.m. class for me. The sun finally came out today after three days of non stop rain, so it’s bright and sunny and feels like a steam room. Gotta love Florida.
Before Class: 5 wall walks, working every time to get my hands one step closer than before. The 5th one was ugly, but otherwise I made a little progress.
Warm Up: The usual with coach Shifu. Seems like we’re all a little sore today. As a side note, I don’t know how or why, but walking lunges TOTALLY just clicked for me today. I didn’t fall over once, my back knee lightly tapped the ground, my knees stayed out… is it possible that I just woke up and figured out how to do these?
Mobility: Triceps mashing. OUCH. I’ve never done that before. I think I’m going to have to do it every day because it hurts so good.
SWOD: Front Squats 5×5
1×10 @ 33
1×5 @ 53
1×4@ 73- failed last rep
So I did “Sally” during my lunch break, and my quads were very aware of it. As a result, I kept feeling like I was getting stuck in the hole on my squats. I should have had 73, and probably even 83 for a set of 5 no problem, but I just didn’t today.
Which is ok. Not every day is a PR. But the girl I was partnered with is one of the newer graduates and she was AWESOME! She got to 103 and I’m not sure she even realized how much she was lifting until I told her. It’s always great to see the look on someone’s face when they realize how much they just squatted. Fun times.
1 shuttle run (row for 5 cals)
5 slam balls
2 shuttle run (row for 10 cals)
10 slam balls
3 shuttle run (row for 15 cals)
15 slam balls
4 shuttle run (row for 20 cals)
20 slam balls
Time: 8:something? w/20 lbs ball
This was so. Much. Fun. The only thing that kinda sucked was that everyone was shuttle running outside and I was rowing by myself inside, which meant I was on my own for motivation with this workout.
I love rowing (minus the NASTY blister I have on my hand right now from it), and I actually really like slam balls too.
By the end of this workout my quads were SCREAMING and I was pretty much completely gassed. Luckily, that was right as everyone was finishing up and coming back inside. I got a little cheering crew for my last 5 reps, and I needed it by that point.
Fun fun WOD. I honestly wasn’t even *that* upset that I couldn’t run.