Birthday WODs are seriously going Now the Rope and I have been disagreeing on
some things since my birthday. In fact, I don’t know if I have a mental block
or what, but I have been struggling to climb since my last successful attempt.
I always feel like I don’t have a good lock with my feet and as I result my
arms are burning out. I think it’s time to refocus.
to do me in soon, but not
this day. A nice Saturday morning session to celebrate Riley’s birthday and we
were taking a bite out of Ralph. What makes Ralph so special you ask? 4 rounds
for time with 3 Rope Climbs at the end of each of them.
2 Rounds of
10 Inch Worms
10 Duck Hops
3 Jump Shrugs
3 High Pulls
3 Muscle Snatch
3 Drop Snatch
3 Sots Press
5 Duck Walk (Forward)
5 Duck Walk (Backward)
3 Arc Angels
1 RM Snatch. Ugh, Olympic Lifts are still the bane of my existence and Snatch I
s right near the top of problem movements. I have trouble with the grip because
I can’t wrap my thumb so I’m still trying to figure out how to get around it. I
didn’t manage to hit a PR and Jillian stopped me from doing something stupid
(jumping weights too quickly), but still hit 130lbs. I tied my 1 RM, but failed 2 attempts
@135lbs. Oh, well… Next time.
8 Deadlifts (@250lbs)
3 Rope Climbs / 27 Ring Rows + 27 Knees to Elbows
into a run before then) and it was a doozy. I finished 3 full rounds in 30m38s.
The last run was tough and I had to switch from pursuit mode (trying to catch
@katieandrien) to don’t get passed mode (getting chased down by Suzanna). The
Rope was tough and I had a combo platter of Rope Climbs and the Ring Row/K2E
Rope. There was no B-WOD, but I did
spend an hour pre WOD working on shoulder mobility. I determined that there are
a lot of crispy areas and I need to be more vigilant rolling out and stretching.
Jillian and I still worked on the Deep Assisted Squats and even though they
were much easier, my hips were spent from all the activity this week.
Blue Jays unexpected double-header (18 inning game) and to visit with the folks
in from Whitby Saturday night. A little shopping trip for Sunday, followed by
Star Trek: Into Darkness with @Wardy_.