But when you're not, you're not.
Another less than stellar day at the box today but I was a little nervous when I saw today was a squat snatch strength day. The snatch I have no problems with but the overhead squat is a different story.
I seem to lack some flexibility in my back and today was unable to reach the depth required for the squat. I even struggled with the broomstick! Today I kept my weight really low and in my rest time worked hard with the broomstick to focus on getting the technique right but I guess it is yet another thing I have to work on. I refuse to let this stuff get me down as I know that eventually I will get there.
The positive from today is the little met con workout we did as a finisher which was a 10 minute partner AMRAP of wall balls and hollow rock. One partner punches out as many wall balls while they can while the other partner holds the hollow rock position.
I worked on my technique with the wall balls and was happy that I picked up the pace. My partner and I churned out over 150 wall balls in the 10 minutes which we were pretty stoked about ... not bad for a pair of over 40's women.
I wonder if half my problem the last couple of days is the fact that I signed up for the CrossFit Open. After reading the rules I have noticed that scaling the workout is not an option and if the workouts are scaled the score can't be submitted. There are so many moves that I have to scale (and I'm sure that I'm not the only one) ... I can't even do some of the basics for crying out loud! Anyway, I can only try my best and will not sacrifice form to lift weights that are beyond my capabilities and look to improve over the next year.