Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Widdling Down the Goats

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Here's some fun new numbers that have grown significantly already since the new year.

Back Squat 268lbs
Front Squat 243lbs
SNPP+OH Squat 193lbs
Split Jerk (from the rack) 228lbs
Snatch 163lbs
C&J 191lbs

Plus I've widdled down my goat list to just about zero. Here's what used to be on that list:

Wall Balls
Burpees
Ring Dips
Box Jumps
Long runs
Long rows
Double Unders

Aimee has had me attacking all of that for the past 20 weeks and I can confidently say that each has been checked off. I might still have a bad attitude about the wall balls if they came up because, well, I think they're stupid. But I can nail them. As for ring dips- I can now easily do multiple sets of 10 unbroken even when it's in a metcon. I've completed the double under flight simulator multiple times with no missed reps - using it as a warm up for my workouts. I can do 40 burpees in 1:45. I like when there's a long run or row these days because it feels like I'm taking a break for some aerobics (ok that might be a little bit of a stretch- but I really don't mind them and am in fact getting pretty good at them). And I've taken to warming up AND down with box jumps regularly.

It feels good to be in a place where I don't have to worry about what might come out of the hopper.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ya baby!



Saturday was packed full of exciting stuff. It was the last day of our Firebreather series before the Nor Cal Sectionals. One that I was originally planning on missing since it was my day to max out on Snatch and C&J. However, I decided to join in the fun so Aimee said I could max out on Snatch in the morning, do the sectionals wods during the day, and save C&J for later this week.

First up- 74kg snatch! Thats 163 lbs- 20 lbs over my body weight.

After I snatched it was time to hit the wods. I did WOD B first with the girls.

AMRAP 10 min
7 Thrusters (75)
12 KB Swings (35-I had to go heavy at 45 because we ran out of bells)
7 Pull Ups

This workout was surprisingly cardiovascularly taxing. Since it was such light weight there was no excuse to ever slow down which made my lungs BURN! The bell slowed me down just a hair- I think I could have gotten another round with a 35 but let's just say I was very happy with my score.

WOD A: 6 min to complete: 800m Run/OH Squat (75) reps in the remaining time wod

This workout was not at all taxing on my lungs- the opposite of what I expected. I took my time on the run which I would do it about the same if I had to do it again. The only thing taxing about this workout was that my shoulders started to burn a little. I never dropped the bar which was good- it means I'm strong overhead which we've been working a lot. But since leg fatigue or cardio was never an issue I would have gone faster on the squats earlier rather than trying to pace. Still, I'm very happy with my score.

If course, it's time to be somewhat secretive about my performance now. At the good advice of my coach, I wouldn't want to go motivating anyone else to work really hard all of the sudden:)

Good luck everyone!