Squat Cleans

Today’s WoD was similar to one we did a week ago.  Focused on squat cleans.

I’m not digging the WoDs where you only have 10 minutes to get to … wow.  As I was typing that last sentence, I realized why they (the Craic coaches) are doing it in this format.  Alright, sorry for that stream of consciousness. To explain: the sentence that I was going to type was that I’m not digging the WoDs where you only have 10 minutes to get to a max weight because I always run out of time and don’t get to where I want to be.  But as I was typing it I had an Oprah-esque “A-Ha Moment”, I realized the reasoning and why the Craic programming is brilliant.  If you compete, there are parts of the WoDs where you have a time limit to get to your 1RM.  It’s a fixed amount of time and you need to learn where you should start and to move quickly up to your 1RM as your scoring depends on it.

So, today’s WoD was:

A) 10min to work to a heavy 1rep Squat Clean (not a 1RM)

B) 5×5 Squat Clean – you pick the weight (does not have to be touch n go)

I only managed to get up to 90# before I ran out of time. Similar to what happened to me last week.  For the 5×5 portion, I went pretty light (75#) and it ended up being easier to manage.  The good news from it is that I really got the opportunity to work on my form. I’m definitely leaning forward at times too much and I really need to work on having faster elbows.  I’m not feeling terrible about going to light, as I think my body is a bit on the tired side.  Tomorrow will be active recovery by swimming.

Score: 90#/75#

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