Didn’t post yesterday, I went to open gym and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with Niko, eating, shopping, and napping. But I’m back at it today…and will be until…um…tomorrow…as I leave for vacation on Wednesday early morning.
At open gym, I worked on kipping, pull-ups, cleans, and snatches. I watched my friend Katie do cleans. She has the most beautiful cleans. I need to get faster elbows…much faster. I just need to do it over and over again until it’s ingrained in my head. After my PR on Saturday, I couldn’t get back up to 120#. I really think a lot of it is psychological. I went for a PR for my snatch and succeeded! 90#! Very exciting! The only disconcerting thing is when I went down for my clean and bent my right knee, I got a sharp pain in it 😦 I still feel it a bit today when I bend my knee and put weight on it at the same time. It doesn’t bother me when I run or do regular squats.
Today’s workout at Craic (Monday) was 5×5 push press – same weight each time. I worked with Leila and Karen. I went with 75# for the set and wanted to see how much I could push myself post-set. So after the WoD, I did:
- 80# x 5
- 85# x 5
- 95# x 3
- 100# x 1 (failed at first attempt)
I really wanted to see what my 1RM was and try to get up to 100#. I was really happy, although I think I strained a muscle in my neck. I don’t think it’s entirely associated with the push press. It’s the same shoulder that I used to carry my heavy ass laptop bag around Cologne and also at the airport. It weighed a good 20 pounds at least.
So, three days, three PRs. Blam!