I got fat pinched today. It was gross. I didn’t like it. But nice to have a baseline as to where I’m at.
Before I got pinched as assessed (Jarrod was doing some OPT assessments) I did today’s workout.
Clean + Jerk – work to a heavy single (20 min cap)
Clean + Jerk / Burpee Ladder- 7min
2 Clean + Jerks @ 95
Really trying to focus on HIP CONTACT. I have some nice bruises to show for it (although, they are a bit too low on my legs, which means I’m pulling too soon??) Started light-ish 3 @ 45, 3 @ 65, 2 @ 95, 115f on clean (got really in my head before I did the lift), 115, 125, 130, 140f, 135 (PR by 5#!) – clean was really messy on the 140, so I kind of deserved to fail that rep – but I wanted to see if I could at least get 135 as that was a PR (time was running out). First attempt, I got it. I certainly didn’t use my hips enough on the clean – but I used them more than I usually do and it’s kind of amazing how fast the bar gets up on your shoulders when you use your hips. The jerk was like a push press – but it was relatively easy to get the bar up above my head. I “split push pressed” it – I think. Definitely excited to work on form a bit more and see what happens.
Onto the clean and jerk burpee ladder. I was paired with Kendyl. I counted for her and she for me. She was all “Ugh, I’m hoping to just get past 6…she crushed it with 8+12. She’s a great motivator. Did no push-up burpees – as push-up burpees didn’t feel great on the shoulder. Jarrod warned us that 2, 4, 6 were going to be easy – and once we hit 8 things might start to fall apart if we didn’t pace ourselves. My goal was to just keep moving and if I had to take a break, no too long of one. Ended up doing 8+8. Gave me a bit of confidence, as that’s 28 C&J with burpees in between and it was under 7 minutes. I just want to do under the time cap for Grace on Friday. My legs really started getting tired more than anything on this workout (and my internal engine).