6 a.m. and the weather was amazing! Living in Florida we totally consider it Fall when it drops out of the 80s. This morning when I left for CF it was 72, and it felt spectacular.
Warm Up: The usual stuff. Took some time with the foam roller today as my legs are pretty darn sore.
Mobility: T-spine with double LAX balls and pec roll out with a softball. For the record, my boobs are too big to use a LAX ball for the pec roll out. I end up mashing them into the ground and not getting anything worthwhile accomplished. Remember that for next time.
SWOD: Press 4×6
1×10 @ 33 warm up
Ah the press. My love/hate relationship with this movement never ends. I’m pretty strong over head, and if I could just PUSH IT so much more weight goes up.
But no matter. Today was a focus on form. I thought I had 63 but it ended up being too much. I should have tried 58 on the last set, but as our WOD had more overhead I decided that my shoulders didn’t deserve that much punishment. I’m pleased with this effort. The longer sets are definitely harder for me.
WOD: Grace- 30 Clean and Jerks for time
Time: 6:something @ 53 lbs
So as long as I don’t have to squat, I love cleans. I’ve actually been looking forward to doing this workout again, as last time we did it I was three days out of a cast for a broken hand and had to use the 15 lbs dumbells because I couldn’t yet grip a bar.
I wanted to go heavier on this today, but I also didn’t want the WOD taking me 15 minutes, so I stuck with a weight that I knew I could do multiple reps touch and go.
This went really smooth through the first 20. After that, it started to feel heavier, and I was REALLY feeling it in my lungs. I had to take a few breaks just to take a few deep breaths. Weird.
The last 3 reps were tough, but I tried to just concentrate on my form as much as possible.
The last rep, I knew it was going to be heavy overhead after all the press work and 29 jerks before it, so once I completed the clean I gave myself a breath, a deep dip and drove the bar as hard as I could towards the ceiling.
Too bad I totally forgot to MOVE MY HEAD OUT OF THE WAY before I did that.
I knocked myself in the chin so hard I saw stars and almost fell over.
To my credit, I had so much power behind the jerk that even with my noggin getting in the way I STILL managed to lock the bar out overhead and finish that last rep.
At the moment though, I’m black and blue, have a knot the size of about a ping pong ball on my chin, AND I broke the skin.
I kinda look like Quagmire from Family Guy.