Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Goodness Gracious

"Full Grace"

For time:

30 Squat Clean and Jerks (135/95)

Oh my god, this was very difficult for me. I really thought 60#s wasn't going to be challenging enough for me; boy, was I wrong. The wod felt soooo long. I did the first 7 and thought, "Fuck, I'm not even 1/3 way done and I'm gassed." I was really trying to focus on keeping good form and speed- getting my elbows around fast, and catch the bar in the squat vs riding it down. But well into my second set of 10, I was losing my speed. Coming out of the squat was becoming more and more difficult. I was getting deep in the squat, only cause my leg muscles were failing me. 

The last 10 reps I really had to push myself. Every time I cleaned the bar and had to reset for the jerk, I was seeing stars and feeling heady. The reset was about 20 seconds long, just to catch my bearings and let the stars go away-LOL!

My 30th rep was tough. It took all the energy I had to get the bar off the ground, and get underneath it. With my legs pretty much shot, I "collapsed" under the bar and was completely sitting in the squat, I was no longer in the "active" squat position. Great, I thought I had lost it; but somehow I was able to stand up with 60#s racked on my shoulders. (Trying right now on my living room floor, I had a hard time standing up from a seat squat.) Not sure where I got the energy to fire my legs explosively like that. It was crazy. My last jerk I wanted to be solid, not light on my landing. I "stuck" it real well. 

Then I collapsed on the floor as the stars started to swirl about my head. Lol. 

Here is video of my Clean and Jerk. I still think I can speed it up and catch the bar in the squat versus riding it down. Always room to improve. 

You know you love my pink wrist wraps :)

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