This week, I have been going to the 7:30PM classes so I could go to a couple of classes with Niko. It’s nice to go to classes with him and also see people that I don’t normally see. But I miss my 6:30AM class and will go back next week. It’s nice to start the day with a workout. Also, as we go into summer, the earlier classes are literally the “cooler” classes.
Monday was a clean workout. 20 minutes to build to the following complex: 2 deadlifts (with clean grip), 2 power cleans, 2 hang power cleans and then an AMRAP 10 of 3 power cleans and 6 burpees. I had an MRI / MRA earlier in the day and my shoulder was a tad bit tender, so I did sit-ups instead of the burpees. I wanted to take it easy because of the MRA in the morning (the injection wasn’t fun) I told myself I would only go to a weight that felt “right” instead of heavy. Ended up going to 115. Tried for 125, but after the first hang clean, it didn’t feel great – so I just dropped the weight and worked on form for the rest of the 20 minutes. I also helped Niko learn the clean a bit as well, as he was new to the movement. The AMRAP was relatively straight forward and I went with 95# for the workout. The cleans were the easy part and the sit-ups sucked. I forget how hard it is to catch your breath with sit-ups because you’re constantly collapsing your body. Final score was 13+2. It was awesome to workout with Niko for the first time at Craic.
We were going to go back on Tuesday together, but Niko ended up having a work emergency right before we were about to leave and couldn’t go. It was a 20 minute EMOM. Even minutes ring rows, odd minutes front squats. I need to find something other than ring rows to work on because they are getting a bit monotonous and not as challenging as I’d like them. Watching Gienah, Katie, and Callahan do muscle-ups during the workout made me want to try to make my workout a bit more challenging. I need to talk to Jarrod about that this weekend. I also started with 95#, which I think was a bit too conservative. I ended up bumping it up to 105# for the last 6 rounds of the front squats and probably could have gone heavier. Overall, it was a good workout. Definitely got a good sweat on (but that could be because it was close to 80 degrees yesterday).
On another note, I saw this kitty on the internet and I want it so bad. It’s a wild cat called a sand cat and it lives in the desert. So prosh! It’s on the Near Threatened list, and has been since 2002. Would be a shame if this type of kitty because extinct.
Also, I came across this AMAZING Tumblr on the internet and it kind of made my day. I will be following it religiously. Meow.