First of all…. I’d love to start us all off with this:

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Blackhawks won in OT!!!!!!!!!! After a complete and total bullshit call…KARMA COMES BACK! SEABROOK BABY!!!!!!!!!!! After a rough playoff series, I guess we can say he redeemed himself last night.

Yesterday’s wod:

3 rounds for time:

20 wall balls, 20 burpees, 20 KB swings

Nothing too fancy shmancy, just nice and straight forward. Okay, so it wasn’t very nice… my shoulders ¬†were burning like crazy!

For strength we did 3 sets of the following:

Push press x5

Push jerk x 3

Split jerk x 1

Worked up to a 145 split jerk. I’m keeping my weights lighter than I usually would for a 1RM because I feel really beat up, tired, and overall weaker these days.

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On to today! I walked in and saw that we were back squatting. My hips have been so incredibly tight and hurt every single time I hit parallel that I wasn’t especially looking forward to squatting. We did a quick and dirty 3×5. I worked up to 170 pounds, which hurt and felt really hard. Today’s wod was a fun one:

12 Minute AMRAP:

1 thruster, 1 bar hop

2 thrusters, 2 bar hops

3 thrusters, 3 bar hops……etc

I got 15 rounds.

After this, I went in back to do a little more leg work, pullup work, and of course…muscle up work. I did some front rack walking lunges with 115 pounds, some 75 pound overhead walking lunges, and messed around with overhead squats and snatches. As for pullups, I did about a million sets of neutral grip, wide grip, and ring pullups. I wore a weight vest with 25 pounds added the entire time.

Then came the rings….the dreaded rings. Recently I tried doing a muscle up after not practicing them for 2 weeks and couldn’t even get one. And I literally tried probably 12 different times and just couldn’t do it. So I’ve decided that I’m going back to square one… muscle up PROGRESSIONS, which I completely skipped over when first learning the muscle up. The hardest part for me in muscle ups is the transition. I tend to overthink everything and I grab onto the rings with my mind already racing. I almost never remember to throw my head forward because I’m too busy thinking about what I do with my arms and how violently to thrust my hips. I hate things that are so technical! By the end of summer, hopefully I’ll be able to do one on command and string muscle ups together. Today I just did a few sets of chin/chest to rings and then belly button to rings. Belly button to rings is frickin hard!

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So, I will do these progressions every single day until those belly button to bar seem easy. Because once you have that down, it’s just a matter of sitting up as fast as you can!

Also I made these really delicious nachos using all kinds of fun healthy things. Lately I’ve been craving sandwiches and chips. Is there any better/more simple meal than that? I miss bread, I miss chips. So I went on a hunt and found these fabulous chips made out of dried sweet potatoes, oils, and spices. They super thick and hearty and salty and good!

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just chop up and cook some bacon, chorizo, and onions. I also used a peeler to make long “noodle” zucchini strips. I cooked these in the bacon/chorizo fat in an attempt to “caramelize them”. I threw this big yummy mess on top of about 10 chips and a little sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and bam! How fast, easy, and GOOD!

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