My Hips Don’t Lie

Well they may not lie, but my hips are sure unhappy with the
world (or at least my CrossFit portion of it). 
Flexibility continues to be my Achilles heel. I’m doing my homework
(pretzeling myself to open and stretch my hips) and I seem to be able to squat
fine, but as soon as we add weight (especially in the press position), my hips
lock up tighter than Fort Knox. Tavia has even threatened to send me to Salsa
lessons… Clearly she hasn’t seen my two left feet in action. Until some figures
out the key, I guess I will just have to keep working to make it happen.

Tonight was the back half of my weekly Daily Double and I won’t
lie either, but I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to function.  After Monday’s ‘Thruster Cluster’ and
yesterdays ’12 Days of Xmas’, my body was screaming. I was screaming too, telling
it to shut up, suck it up and get through this last WOD.

800m Row
10 Good Mornings
10 Back Squats
10 Fire Hydrants
10 Front Squats
10 Scorpion Kicks
10 OH Squats

This is where it gets interesting.  Our strength and conditioning section
included something called ‘Duck Walks’ and everyone was trying to figure out
what they were.  We worked the 3 position
snatch (low-medium-high at 75lbs) and I was pretty excited because after
working on my footing the low snatch was really good.  Medium was ok, but I had lots of problems
with the high and I just couldn’t generate any power.  We moved to the ‘Duck Walks’ using the bare
bar, but my locked hips showed up and I just couldn’t get low.

Buy In
3 minutes ME DU (singles for me)

3 Rounds for Time
12 Deadlifts (125lbs)
24 Box Jumps (Step Ups for Me)
*15 minute cap

10 minutes AMRAP
Turkish Kettlebell Get-ups (could not complete,

Cash Out
1000m Row (200m ME, 50m Recovery)

I managed to finish the WOD in 6m56s (which was pretty
decent), but because of the stress on my elbows from the Thruster Cluster and
shoulder issues (from sleeping), the only outcome was going to be a kettlebell
on my head. The row to cash out was tough, but I still managed to keep it sub
4m. Woohoo!  Then came more homework
(seriously I get more homework then anyone I know… of course I need it). Lots
of stretching for the shoulder to help open them up and improve my front rack.
I followed that up with hip stretches and then some for my IT Bands (OWWWWW!).

I’m officially in recovery mode for the next few days (and I’m
going to get Maple Bacon Bourbon tomorrow… Tavia, does that count as
Paleo?).  Hopefully when I get back at
it, my body won’t be as fussy. I also passed a little milestone yesterday with
post number 400!




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