Still feeling a bit under the weather, but wanted to get a workout in. Emailed Jarrod because the WOD as written was:
A) weighted pullups – 5×3
B) Push Press 5×10 – increasing
50 KBS 53/35
Didn’t know how or what to sub for the first part of the workout. Jarrod had me do step-in ring rows and deadlifts. For the pull-ups I did 5 pull-ups instead of 3.
Steps-in: 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, and deadlifts: 95, 125, 135, 145, 150 I might have gone a bit light on the deads, but since my low back has been bothering me off and on the last couple of weeks, I wanted to focus on some good form. 95, 125, and 135 felt really heavy, but I started to get into my stride at 145 and 150. The ring rows were a bit challenging as I stepped in more, but I managed to get all five for all the sets.
Was really nervous about the push-up part. I just got the go ahead to do bench push-ups a couple of days ago and 50 of them seemed daunting. Got through the first 10 unbroken, then 5, and then it fell apart. I got to 31 and I just couldn’t do anymore, so I moved onto the kettle bells. I did Russians and used the 44# bell. I’m getting comfortable using that weight now for Russians. I did the first 25 unbroken, then 10, then 8, then 7. I think my final time was 6:17. I had a really, really hard time breathing towards the end of the workout and couldn’t seem to catch my breath for a solid 30 minutes after. My pulse was racing like crazy as well. I think it’s because I’m sick and not hydrating as much as I should. I still don’t feel great today, so I’m taking today off.