May 22, 2015
Build to a 1 Rep Max
My Max: 170#
Not a PR. But damn, did that go up smoothly. Went right up to 180#, thought I’d hit it no problem. But GODDAMMIT WHY ARE MY LEGS SO WEAK!? I made four attempts… got under it the first and last time. Pretty sure I could have gotten under 185#, too. But that’s neither here nor there. Because apparently I wouldn’t have been able to stand it up anyways. I tried SOOO hard to stand it up LOL. SO HARD I’M SO CLOSE. Why can’t I just have the normal problem that most people have? I just want to be able to get under it and have the guarantee that I’ll stand it up LOL. Yes, you’re gunna say “Ash, squat more.” But the thing is, yes, my clean goes up, but this will forever be a problem LOL. I realize the secret to getting my clean up is squatting more. And I’m thinking about doing that front/back squat cycle again. Unless anyone has any other suggestions.. lol.
12 Deadlifts 105#
9 Hang Power Cleans 105#
6 Push Jerks 105#
My Time: 10:04
So, 6:14 PR since last time I did this (October 6)!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. Seriously, I don’t know, but I feel like this is a pretty decent time. BUT IDK. My goal was to get all of the jerks unbroken. Which I did!!! Also, they were all touch-and-go too (killin it). And pretty sure that’s a big factor in the decrease in time. But this is mainly due to the fact that I’m getting a lot stronger. SO, YES. Everything else was MOSTLY sets of 2s. Wait.. not sets of twos. Like.. did each movement in 2 sets. LOL oh I’m so good with words.. this is why I deal with math you guys… But yeah.. always dropped before the last rep of everything (minus jerks). Deadlifts I stopped at 11 to change my grip to clean grip and cleans I stopped at 8 to make sure I could get all of the jerks unbroken. Okay, so I guess a good thing I should start doing for benchmark WODs is create a list of goals for next time. Because sometimes (almost always) when we repeat a WOD I go back and see how I did, but sometimes it’s hard to remember exactly what happened and where I thought I could improve. So, here’s a list:
GOALS FOR DT:
1. SUB 10 - like you know you could have done it this time.. stop pussying out
2. Keep sets as unbroken as possible - AKA try to keep deadlifts at 11 - 1, cleans at 8 - 1, and jerks all unbroken at 6.
3. Keep a good pace - go faster than you think because it will be over faster than you think.. I definitely slowed down too much this time thinking I’d be way out of energy or breath. or whatever. YOU CAN DO IT. SUCK IT UP LOL.