Thunder Thighs


Still enjoying my time off from work.  Luxury is that I can go to any class that I want.  I decided to go to the 7:30PM class with Niko.  Ben was coaching.

Today’s workout makes me want to punch John McEvoy in the face for his evil programming.  His strength leg days are TOUGH and always deceivingly so.

A1)Front Squats 8-8-8-8
A2)Split Jerks 2-2-2-2
5 Rounds
20 front rack walking lunges
10 Burpees

I am an ass clown because I just typed that workout in and realized that I did an extra set for part A because I’m an adult and I make adult decisions.  Or I thought it was five sets and not four and did five.  That would explain why Niko spent his “last set” practicing cleans whilst I did 8 front squats and jerked 2.  I did 75, 95, 105, 115, 125.  On 115, I had a ton of trouble replicating the Dizzle Bump and couldn’t transition my hands from the front squat position to the jerk position and dropped the bar.  So I had to clean it again.  Womp womp.  I don’t know what my problem is, but lately I’m a bit scared to get under the bar (squat cleans included).  I don’t know why this is happening…oh wells.  Since we were working off the floor, I technically should have squat cleaned my first rep for every set – but I power cleaned and then went into the squats. Also, coming back down to the rack position in between jerks proved a bit stressful for my shoulder.  Especially when it got to 115 and 125.  But successfully completed the five sets (although 125 was a wee bit messy).  Kind of happy that I’m at a point where cleaning 125# in a workout isn’t an issue for me.

Shoulder was hurting a bit in the rack position, so I did the lunges with weights down to my side.  I also am still not doing burpees – unstable and avoiding any chest work.  So I did sit-ups.  First round, all lunges UB.  Second and third set 10, 5, 5.  Fourth set 12, 4, 4 and 5th set 10, 6, 4.  LEGS WERE TOAST.  They still are. And my thighs were swole by the time all was said and done.  I had Niko take a picture of them post workout, but the angle doesn’t really do them justice. But I kind of love my thunder thighs.  When did “thunder thighs” ever become an insult?  I take it as a badge of honor.

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