Monday, November 25, 2013
A Slow Walker
I was stoked on Saturday when I got a PB on my power snatch. I had been sitting at a certain weight for a little while and was finding hard to get my technique right. I think I have said before that I tend to rely on purely strength and not momentum to get the weight overhead. We had done a little bit of snatch work leading up to Saturday's workout and I was feeling like I was getting it sorted in my head.
We started off Saturday's WOD with a partner workout with Missy T being my partner. We had a lot of fun in the warm up and had a good vibe going into the workout. We had to practice our lifting with the broomstick and I noticed how much she has improved and she was quite chuffed when Benni came over and gave her a compliment. We chose our weight for our power cleans, she used light dumbbells and I did a 20 kg bar. We also had over the bar wall balls which is where you throw the ball over a pull up bar. T just used a volley ball and I chose a 6 kg med ball. We were set for the workout which was a pretty tough 20 min AMRAP of 10 power cleans, 15 over the bar wall balls and 20 lateral burpees. I was so pleased with my burpees as I continue to build confidence with my jumping ... I can jump okay but as soon as there is an obstacle in the way I'm screwed.
We then had a 5 min 2nd WOD where we had to find out 1RM power snatch. I think it's because I was tired and didn't have time to think about it and was surprised when I ripped the weight up to get my PB and with good form. YAY! Obviously Missy T didn't do this part although she did do a couple dumbbell snatches and attempted 5 kg. She was happy to sit and watch me and she was just as happy as I was when I got my PB. She was on such a high after our workout and was going around singing "I Feel Good" when we got home. Love it!