Friday, March 18, 2011

SaSQUATch 2.0

Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1

Front Squat 1-1-1-1-1

Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1

I am riding on the wings of love (only the 2 of us together flying high, on the wings of love!!!).... I am sooooo proud and happy and excited to have beat my old overhead squat PR by 10#s. Mostly because 75#s felt easy. I was sooooo tempted to attempt 80#s, but Rico suggested I don't and save it for a day when my legs are completely rested. I'd probably have to set myself up by having the bar overhead and I step into it, vs. having to jerk the bar from behind my neck, cause 75#s was pretty difficult to get overhead. 

I can't even write about my Front Squat or my Back Squat. I mean, both were valiant efforts, but no PRs. 

I really am psyched about my OH squat. Just cause I know about the the hurdles I had to get over to get to this point: flexibility, mid-stability, etc, etc... I mean, there is a picture I have on FB of me having trouble squatting the 15# bar overhead, and wondering if I'd ever be able to doing anything heavier. And, of course, knowing that 50% of the lift is all mid-line... that I've really gotten to a place where my core is truly solid and I "trust" it. If you only knew what that really means. It's crazy. I will try my best to explain to my mother how much this lift is dependent on abs; if she gets it, then she too will probably feel as I do. But maybe only her. Nate might understand, but I'm not sure how much he cares.  


  1. OMG! From 15# struggling to 75# feeling strong! HELL YEAH CHICA! That's amazing! Don't you love when you remember the comparisons like that? Sometimes I think we forget to give ourselves a pat on the back for how far we've already come. This WOD sounded killer. I hope you're able to walk today!

    Again, awesome job! :)

  2. Yeah, what kelsalynn said! :)

    I used to go ass-over-elbows trying to OHS low weight too -- I think that's why OHS PRs are so freaking exciting. Because for most of us we remember struggling so much starting out.

    And I have to mention, when I'm coaching I never let my students setup with a high bar. Use the desire for a bigger OHS to continue working on putting heavier weight overhead! :-D (Just my 2 cents :))

  3. Thank you soooo much ladies! It's these gains that makes the demoralizing WODs all worth it.

    And yes, Cheri, I should really just work on my push jerk :)