Yeah, you read that correctly…… Did an interesting variation of Grace this morning with some spicy runs sprinkled in there!!!!!
“CHUBBY GRACE ON THE RUN”
Hang Power Clean and Jerk (135/95) (MUST BE BROUGHT BELOW KNEE EACH REP…)
~500m run after each round. ***** Final round of 9 must be unbroken.
I say “about 500m” because to get to the track upstairs to do the 400’s, I had to run across the basketball court and up 2 flights of stairs and up to the track…. which kind of annoyed me before I started the wod, but was actually a nice touch when I got around to actually doing it! I liked that I had to sprint across the court and climb up the stairs. Clean and jerks felt super swift today…… I’m hoping that next time I do Grace in it’s traditional form (30 clean and jerks for time), I can be around the 1:40 range.
After getting basically no sleep at all, I was about to do another wod, but realized that I was running late and I went straight to class, all disgusting and sweaty. The original plan was to go back to the gym after my class ended, but I was so insanely exhausted that I could barely keep my eyes open… and thought that it would be sort of counterproductive to force my tired body to do more stuff. So I went home to nap.
Woke up and went to the gym to snatch. I wasn’t planning on snatching for over an hour and a half, but I did, and it was fun. Once again, this was all with really light weight… because if your form sucks with light weight, why in the hell would you ever think it’ll magically be fixed when you go heavier/ go for a max? Exactly. It doesn’t get fixed. Snatching (and all aspects of the olympic lifts) are insanely frustrating and often take a lot of tedious work just to make an inch of progress. That’s the name of the game… and if that’s a big problem for you (that is, realizing that most days suck and that patience is truly a virtue), then pick a different sport. Not in any way, shape or form am I trying to sound like an asshole, but it annoys the hell out of me when people pretend to be all gung-ho about something and not too long after give up and start talking crap about it. I can’t even tell you what the rep schemes and all that looked like, because we did so much, but I’ll kind of estimate:
Power snatch: a lot
Snatch Pull: 3 sets x 5 reps
Snatch High Pull + Hip Snatch: 5 sets x 3-5 reps
Hang Snatch (above knee): 5-6 sets x 3-5 reps (I have a habit of not putting the bar down… so before I know it I’ll be at 8 reps without realizing I was supposed to be doing triples. Crossfit habit, perhaps?)
Panda Pulls: 3 sets x 3 reps
10 Second Pulls: 3 sets x 3 reps
This was a whole lot of snatching, and it made me tired. Even with super light weight. My body burns… which I love. Crazy how every inch of your body seems to be recruited when you snatch… OUCH! 😉
Then, to cap off the day…. did 4 tabatas! If you’re still unfamiliar with how tabata works…. Pick a movement, and….
20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest
This totals 4 minutes.
I chose 4 movements and did 8 rounds (4 minutes) for each movement.
PUSHUPS (ALTERNATED EACH ROUND BETWEEN HANDS-RELEASE AND REGULAR)
Tabata is a great way to get things done when you don’t have access to a gym. That’s the beauty of Crossfit… you can pretty much do it anywhere! It was getting late-ish by the time I got home from the gym… I still had to eat, study for a huge exam, and it was blizzarding outside.. so, I decided that I’d knock this puppy out instead of going through the whole shitty process of missing studying time and freezing outside in the blizzard.
That’s all for today guys! Have fun.