Monday, August 19, 2013

A Pair Of Unicorns and New Shoes

Matching Singlets
It was only Missy T and I on Saturday as Moo had gotten home from her school camp at 4 am on Saturday morning.  The workout was a bit of a doozy:

In Partners
30 min AMRAP
10 Deadlifts (125kg / 92.5kg)
20 Chest to Bar Pull ups
30 Power Cleans (82.5kg / 62.5kg)
40 Pull ups
50 Snatches (62.5kg / 42.5kg)
60 Toes to bar
(Courtesy of CrossFit Mayhem)
Missy T and I discussed tactics and she decided she wanted to try a band option for her pull ups as she normally does jumping pull ups on the rings.  She also decided to try knee to chest as her toes to bar option.  The last time she did a workout with toes to bar she did sit ups as she couldn't reach the bar.  We increased her weights to 2 kg dumbbells.
She has made such amazing progress in the last few weeks and did so well with her pull ups.  She was struggling with the chest to bar portion so I may have helped her a little to get that extra height.  The funniest part was when I was struggling to get 5 reps out and she told me she could do 10 reps easily.  I said to her that it was fine if she felt like she could do 10 and she replied, "challenge accepted!"  She managed to get the 10 out but I had to no-rep her a couple of times (I'm mean like that!)
She was so encouraging when I was starting to struggle and talked me through when I started to break my reps down even further.  She left the workout saying how much she enjoyed it ... but I think that was because there was no running.
A friend posted on FB that there was a sale at one of the sports stores on the weekend so I saw it as an opportunity to grab myself some Olympic lifting shoes.  I have been tossing up whether to get some as I have heard they can help with stability during lifts.

It must have been fate as I got the last ones in store and they were my size.  It was like it was meant to be.  I tried them out this morning and got a PB on my front squat!  So I won't be sending them back.  LOL!

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