Well, the Regional workouts have been continuing. Yesterday morning, Mikey and I did workout #3, where I almost almost snatched the 70# dumbbell… multiple times. I’m gonna get it. Maybe not 10 times, but at least once on each arm. I’ve got a good feeling! In the afternoon, we did workout #4 again (this is the squats, pull ups, and shoulder to overheads workout). I did better this time around… by over 20 reps and did not get the flu afterward, so all in all… a success! (Still awful though). Unfortunately, after my overhead squats, in complete exhaustion, I dropped the barbell on my feet. The left one is especially bruised and walking is pretty uncomfortable. I’ve iced and hopefully the rest this week will make ’em better. Super lame sauce injury.
This morning, our first workout was a snatch ladder with double unders… however the first weight (105#) is more than my max, so I just worked on getting it… for a while. Sadly, I did not, but I’m close and confident that I can, should I even make it to day 3 🙂 I did hit my old max, without having lifted much in the last six weeks. I’m not disappointed at all. I was thinking how cool it is to be getting better at some things because I have to. I am trying stuff that I probably wouldn’t have tried had I not made it to the Regional. This is what can be so cool about competitions. It’s not about what anyone else can do, but about what I can do… where I have come from, and what I am capable of doing. Always.
Here are two videos of me almost snatching 105# today. As you can see, I get under the bar ok, but my shoulders round forward and my armpits are facing the ground when I catch, so I get pulled forward by the weight.
Our second workout this afternoon was the 6th and final Regional workout.
7 Deadlifts (345/225#)
7 Muscle ups
21 Wall balls (20/14#)
21 Toes to bar
100ft Farmer carry (100/70#)
28 Burpee box jumps (24/20″)
100ft Farmer carry
3 Muscle ups
I made it to my second round of muscle ups, but only got 4. I was getting through alright, but was really struggling to get out of the dips. I had to rest a good amount between each one. I have to admit that I did get a little discouraged when I kept failing after my first rep of round 2. I finally told myself out loud “Alright Lindsay, quit F***ing around”, and I got my next two! Nathan was also very helpful at keeping me focused. Despite not getting very far, I can’t help but still be pretty stoked that I can do muscle ups. I know they’ll get better. They already have. Gotta keep on.