Pace Yo’selves!

THU JANUARY 28, 2016 | POWER BALL & YOU CHOOSE!

Yup, I rested on Wednesday. And it was good. It. Was. Good. I completed the 2nd Resolution Challenge at 8:45 and then attended the 9:30 session.
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

13-min AMRAP
– 10 Power Cleans (135)
– 20 Wall Balls (20 & 10)
– 30 Double Unders

Whilst challenging, the workout wasn’t nearly as horrible as I thought it was going to be. I should know better than to listen to the opinions of others. Ha! In retrospect, it would’ve been nice to have someone there to encourage me, you know, to pick up the wall ball, put my hands on the bar, etc., as I often rested longer than I needed to.

I only missed one power clean, and that was the second to the last rep. Dammit. I did drop each and every power clean from the top but generally worked at a steady pace. I completed 1st round of wall ball shots in reps of 10, 2nd round in reps of 11 & 9, 3rd round in reps of 12 & 8, and 4th round in reps of 7, 5, 5, & 3. I completed all rounds of double under in unbroken reps. I missed the 6th rep of the 2nd round and didn’t count the first 5 reps.

Score = 4 rounds + 4 reps

Not bad for a middle-aged, short, and light man, right?

Metcon (No Measure)

EMOM for 24 minutes
1 muscle-up + 2 handstand pushups

As a challenge, I completed strict muscle-up. I began each rep with full turnout and recording a few reps to ensure that this was indeed the case. I completed 6″ negative HSPUs for the first 14 rounds. Just because. That’s 24 muscle-ups and 48 HSPUs.

FRI JANUARY 29, 2016 | YOU MIGHT AS WELL JUMP!

Rest 5 minutes between rounds
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
10-min AMRAP
2 wall crawls
5 S2O (115)
10 box jumps (24)
15 deadlifts
20 air squats
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
10-min AMRAP
2 wall crawls
5 power snatches (95)
10 box jumps (24)
15 deadlifts
20 air squats
Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

10-min AMRAP
2 wall crawls
5 G2O (135)
10 box jumps (24)
15 deadlifts
20 air squats

Wow, this was fun! Wall crawls were easy, as they should be. Yup, I ensured that both nose and chest touched the wall. (Uhm, not just nose. I’ll leave it at that.) Box jumps presented little challenge, although I did miss a few reps in that I landed too close to the edge and didn’t fully extend my hips. Nope, I didn’t count the missed reps. Deadlifts were more challenging than expected, and it may have been because Jaclyn and Laurie said that the 2nd round of deadlifts was harder than the 1st. I blame Laurie and not Jaclyn. Whilst not challenging, I nonetheless took my time with air squats, completing all sets in unbroken reps.

Now about the lifts… I completed 1st round of shoulder to overhead as push presses and remaining rounds as power jerk, often slightly splitting the jerk. I completed all rounds in unbroken reps. I completed 2 rounds of power snatches as singles, and as I used the competition plates the barbell bounced around quite a bit. As I approached the barbell for the 3rd round I thought, “Don’t be a weakling. Complete in unbroken reps.” And that’s what I did. I completed the last round in reps of 4 and then a single.

Whilst resting before the last round I began to be plagued by self-doubt. Was I too tired to be able to clean and jerk 135 pounds? After completing 2 wall crawls I approached the bar and explosively cleaned — and push pressed — the first rep. And the weight felt lighter than 115 pounds. I immediately challenged myself to complete all remaining reps as push presses, and that’s what I did. Coach Marni noticed as well!

Scores:
S2O = 4 rounds + 4 reps
PS = 3 + 41
G2O = 3

That’s 22 S2O, 20 PS, 15 G2Om, 110 box jumps, 165 deadlifts, & 209 air squats

It had gotten warm in the box so I opened the garage door before the start of the 2nd round. Luke enjoyed laying in the sun!

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