That WOD was Harder Than I Expected
I slept pretty good last night. I think the wind helped me relax. It reminded me a lot of going to the mountains in the fall and winter growing up. That was my happy place during my childhood, so it relaxed me hearing the wind and put me in a good state of mind.
My wrist fells normal today, It had been bugging me. I guess it was more the back of my hand than the wrist. I have no clue what I’d done to it, but on Sunday it hurt to just touch it. Maybe I slammed it into something and didn’t remember because I do that shit so often.
I was feeling pretty good this morning when I woke up, so I drank my coffee and thought about getting my heavy presses from Wendler’s program done. This is the singles week and after tarting out my training maxes on the conservative side of things, they’re getting up to a more training max level now. Ultimately, I opted to get it done today. Naturally, I enjoyed my coffee first.
For my presses felt great warming up, and I quickly realized that my wrist wasn’t going to be a problem. I worked through the lighter weight sets pretty quickly. I was thinking that maybe I was moving through them too quickly, so I forced myself to slow things down a bit. All things considered, I knew that final one at one hundred and fifty pounds wasn’t going to be easy. My all-time one rep max at strict presses is only a hundred and sixty, and only ever made that weight once. Usually, it’s about five pounds lighter for a single.
I didn’t know what to expect out of today because of the heavy weight and the fact that presses go from fine to nope so easily. As it turns out, I got two pretty decent looking presses done at today’s hundred and fifty pounds. Watching the4 video, I could have maybe successfully made a third, but I was happy with the double. I’ve only ever hit this weight for a single in the past, so that’s a PR and a win in my books! While the lifts felt pretty tough, they felt easy too, considering. Today I managed to keep good positions and not press the bar out in front of me.
I relaxed a little bit and ate something while seeking a WOD to do today. The one they have programmed is one I’d like to do at some point, but I wanted to avoid fighting with the wind for shuttle runs.
I settled on an early Street Parking WOD that’s been on my to-do list for some time now. It looked simple enough. Just a few rounds of forty push-ups and twenty back squats. I thought it looked simple and fun. Not easy, but not overly complicated.
I went into the WOD knowing that the push-ups would be pretty challenging for such big sets. I tend to burn out on them pretty easily. Fortunately, today I paced and broke just right that I never got to failure. The squats are what caught me off guard. The Rxed weight for today was a hundred and sixty-five pounds. I did them all unbroken, with breaths between reps. As I always do, I took them from the rack rather than the floor. I could and would take them from the floor in a more Crossfit style if I wanted to drop the bar. Cracking the floor is not on my list of things I want to do, nor is a weird bounce into the gas line when I drop the bar from my back. I do miss just dumping the bar. It’s just so satisfying after a tough set but taking the weight from the rack is a little slower for me, partially putting it back on the rack.
Street Parking’s older WODs were absolutely heavier back then than they are now. They seem to have changed their focus a bit to be more about moving and general health than more Crossfit competitive mindset in the past. It’s not a bad thing. I can and sometimes do scale up myself.
Music today was Alkaloid