Thursday, September 30, 2010

Frakkin' Wrist

My wrist hurts. I am whining. I know. Because of this AND since I was in charge of the gym this morning, I decided to make everyone do Back Squats and Deadlifts.

I made it up to 3 sets of 5 reps each at 165. The work sets of the Deadlifts hurt my wrist super bad even with the reverse grip that I only did 2 reps at 205. Super. I am going ot have to be more careful but not get lazy. This will help:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bench Press and Deadlifts, my Favorite.

If you know anything about me at all, you know I absolutely HATE Bench Press. Deadlifts are getting better. They aren't Overhead Squats, but they aren't horrible. Anyway, here was the workout for today:

Tuesday, 28 September:

Bench Press

RDL 10x3

Net Climb 1-9
Rope 5x

So I managed to do 1 of my working sets at 115 but my wrist just couldn't do it for any more than that. I went back down to 95 for my last 2 working sets for my bench press. I am not beating myself up because quite frankly, I don't care about bench press.

Romanian Deadlifts weren't too bad. I had to use the alternating grip to relive some of the stress in my wrist. I managed to get up to 135. I probably could have done more, but  I honestly don't want to hurt myself even more.

I ended up doing 2 net climbs and shouldn't have. I did climb the knotted rope once and got all the way to the top for the first time ever! I know that I can do it, I just hate heights and I don't feel safe up there.

Overall, it was an average WOD.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Oh, Hey Fall.

So I thought I would reduce my posts to quarterly. HA! Just kidding. No really, I know I have neglected this thing quite often for months at a time. My bad. I guess it is a good thing this is my blog.

Last night I returned from the Olympic Listing cert. It was a good course but very frustrating. I learned that I have been doing Snatches incorrectly. Also, my Cleans, which I was pretty confident with, are wrong as well. I can do Jerks alright though. Overall it was disheartening but good because now I no what I really have to work on. On a brighter side, though, Coach Mike Burgener was there and he might be the best teacher I have ever had the opportunity to learn from. What a great leader and great man! I thought he didn't do the certs anymore, so when I saw him there, I was so surprised! He did compliment me on my Overhead Squats (thank goodness because if he hadn't I may have resolved to tears, I was so frustrated with everything else). I am looking forward to getting better at Olympic Lifts. I told this to my mom and she said that I should probably concentrated on more girly things. I rolled my eyes. We were on the phone so she didn't see to yell at me! Hahaha!

One downfall is that I think I really tweaked my thumb doing a Clean. It is hard for me to pick up some things with my left hand because of it. I am not sure how to go about healing it other than resting it and taping it.

In other news, I upped my PR over OHS. My new 1RM is 125, but I think I can do more.

I am also really going to try to keep these shenanigans up! Until next time!