Today, I want to talk about hormone poisoning. No, not my broke-ass thyroid induced "sometimes I'm energetic, sometimes I'm sleepy" thing. We're tackling the once...Read More
Riding The Wave
Confession time. This morning, I did the thing I promised myself I wouldn’t do: I looked at the WOD as a way to decide if I was going to go to CrossFit Austin today. That is a big no-no. Sure, the end result was good. I went because I wanted to do a “waveload” of cleans – but the commitment to my workout is supposed to be made when I go to sleep at night, not in the morning, based on whether or not I like the WOD. Bad Mel!
Power Clean Waveload:
6-4-2-6-4-2-6-4-2, rest :90 between rep cycles
*increase weight each rep range
My weights: 55# – 65# – 75# – 65# – 75# – 75# – 65# – 75# – 75#
10 minutes on the minute:
1 handstand pushup (pike)
3 full hip cleans, 65#
:30 handstand hold on the wall
I’m heading into hormone poisoning, so my barbell technique this morning was a little whack. The best I can say about this workout is that I did it, and I have the sore hands to prove it. (My palms got soft during our vacation!) My “handstand pushups” – in the pike position with feet and hands on the floor… ridiculous! – totally suck. They feel like an utter waste of time. It’s also worth mentioning that I was quite nervous about kicking up into my wall handstand at the end. I attempted two handstands at CrossFit Praha and crashed collossally both times because I was too fatigued to lock out my arms, so it’s been a month since I got upside down.
But that, at least, went smoothly, once I’d talked myself into it.
Sigh. I’ve been giving myself lots of stern talks today. Hooray for being a girl, I guess.
How’s your training attitude today?