Today’s workout was definitely one that required more mental strength than physical – for me, anyways. The way the weight and reps were set you didn’t really need to take any rest, so you just had to convince your brain of that.
In any case, we started out with a MOD of working up to a 1RM Power Clean. We were only given 15 minutes to do this, and at 6:30 a.m. I have a hard time with just not being warm enough to really get heavy. But I did – I just didn’t really get to finish. Here’s what it looked like:
The 175# is a new PR on the power clean for me. I really want to go for 185 but we were already going to be holding up the class as it was. So someday the boy and I are going to just go into his gym at work with the nice shiny platforms and take our time to work up to a true 1RM when good and warm. I’m satisfied with that though although it makes me think I need to do some speed drills to really get that triple extension. The heavier the bar gets, the more I really, really need to think about it.
I did not do any of the prescribed 3×10 reverse hypers during the MOD. How was there time? I planned to do them later, but I am Wendler deadlifting today so will do it after, after that.
5 Hang Power Snatch (75/55)
15 Box Jump Overs
20 Push Press
25 Ju-Jitsu Sit-ups
I did the workout at 65#. I really don’t care for the “girl” bars which is the only way to do the workout with 10# bumpers and really, 55# is pretty light. The 65# wasn’t super duper EASY, I had to break up the last set of push press into a 13/7.
I finished the workout in 12:34, which was actually a little longer than I had thought it would take when I first saw the workout posted last night. But whatever. The box jump overs are definitely not my favorite thing.
Coming up today I still have my Wendler deadlift. My 3+ set is at 255, so I’m getting psyched even if my hands are still on the tender side from all the recent ripping.
I also am trying a new eating pattern today, so we will see how that pays off (and if it helps curb my snacking and cravings too).