My first REAL Rx Workout

Today was a killer of a workout.  I think Jarrod’s goal was to not let people rest on Labor Day.  He had to work on Labor Day, so we had to WORK OUT.  The warm up itself was a full workout in itself.  We had to partner up with a 25# plate and run a mile or if we were getting lapped, turnaround (obviously, there were faster runners, so we got to turn around and ran a total of about .75 miles).  If the plate switched partners, you had to do 5 burpees (or, in my case, 5 air squats because burpees aren’t so great on my lower back).  We ended up switching at the turnaround and also art the courthouse.  Bryan was a great partner, but I was toast when we got back.  Also, wearing the crossfit sneakers wreaked havoc on my calves. And that was just the beginning.  Ugh.

The WoD was:

10min AMRAP
2 Power Cleans
2 Fronts Squats
2 Shoulder to Overhead

I was really tempted to do the Rx weight (95#) but the voice in my head was telling me not do.  Luckily, I had Jarrod to that that voice to shut the eff up and he encouraged me to do 95#.  I thought that I was going to puke beforehand, I was so nervous.  This was my first workout doing the Rx weight.  I just hoped that I would get through 5 rounds.  It was really tough.  The cleans felt good, my form just keeps getting better and better. The front squats were hard to get through especially as I finished up my 2nd front squat and transitioned to the jerks part.  I had been working with Jarrod on split jerks, so that’s the form that I decided to go with.  I tried to do all the movements unbroken, because if I didn’t, that means you would have to clean all over again to do the 2nd two of the triplet.  I took about a 30-45 second break in between each triplet and tried to just do proper form and pace myself since I was going so heavy.  I also have to remember when I’m doing jerks to push my head through as I’m going to overhead. It definitely enables you to really finish out the movement and stay strong. On the last round, just as time was running out, I ended up dropping the bar because my grip was all messed up as I tried to jerk it up.   That meant I had to clean it all over again and then bang those jerks out before time ran out.  I did it!  My final score was 9 rounds even.  I was super happy and super exhausted.

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