Yesterday I attended the 9:30 session that was led by the fabulousness that is Jen. She’s such a great addition to the coaching staff!
5 air squats
5 wall ball shots (20/14 & 10/9)
5 SDHPs (95/63)
5 stiff-legged deadlifts
This was a tremendous amount of fun! My goal was to complete all rounds of reps unbroken. Sadly, I threw an air ball one of the rounds. Dammit.
Time = 6:56
It’s my blog, and I haven’t ranted in quite some time…
Few emotions are pure. When an athlete cheats by not completing the required rounds and/or reps, it saddens me. It also angers me. I feel disrespected, disregarded, and, above all else, disappointed. When an individual’s only goal is posting a faster time than a “competitor,” than her or his priorities are, well, shit. As a coach, I’m likely to call them out. As a box owner, I’m far less likely to do so. ‘Tis a dilemma. I can sleep more easily knowing that it’s just as obvious to others as it is to me.
I worked out at 9:30 today, December 2, and the always lovely Coach Deborah led the session.
30 unbroken reps
I warmed up with the bar, 135#, and then got to work. I couldn’t decide between 165 & 170, and eventually settled on 170#, about 67% of recently achieved 1RM of 255.
I completed the first 11 reps unbroken. And then the weight began to feel heavy. When I had completed 20 reps I heard Coach Deborah say, “Shake our your legs, Tami.” Uhm, I realized that I hadn’t done so up to this point. I shook out my legs.
The last 5 reps were the hardest. Whilst I struggled, I never felt like or thought that I couldn’t complete.
I shouldn’t have worn a hoodie whilst completing. It got hot, and I almost called over Coach Deborah to ask if she’d lower my hood.
I didn’t complete today’s metcon, as I had already done so this past Saturday. I instead completed the following:
9 forward rolls
9 deck squats
9 box jumps (always completing in 3 sets @ 24, 30, & 36″; thus 3 at each height this round)
18 bj (6 at each height)
27 bj (9 at each height)
36 bj (12 at each height)
Ending with 12, 36″ box jumps was a challenge. Even more challenging was completing desk squats immediately after rolling. Okay, the most challenging part of the workout was the deck squats, as I hadn’t done them in ages. I missed a few reps in that my hand touched down. I also took a stagger step or two for quite a few reps. I also nailed many a rep.
I took me four, count them, four attempts to finish last rep of round of 15.
Time = 15:13