I woke up at 4 this morning to trade emails with the Nom Nom Paleo iPad app development team. We're getting close to the finish line, folks.
After swigging an espresso, I grabbed my gym bag and headed out the door. It was Fun Time.
- Weighted Ring Dips (3-3-3-1-1)
Yet another movement I need to practice!
5 rounds for time:
- 9 deadlifts (135# / 95#)
- 6 hang power snatches (135# / 95#)
- 3 overhead squats (135# / 95#)
"We're going for speed," Tim intoned as we scurried off to grab barbells and plates. None of us were going to overhead squat 135 pounds. And frankly, I knew I wasn't even up for the women's RXed weight. I've never managed to snatch over 95 pounds, so there was no way I was going to speedily get through 30 reps at that weight. Seventy-five, I decided.
It was a manageable weight -- heavy enough that I had to set down the bar in the middle of my last few rounds of snatches, but light enough to whip through this workout fairly quickly.
But here's the sad part. One third of this WOD consisted of 30 snatches at 75 pounds. If a workout consisted of just those 30 snatches at that weight, I could crank through them fairly quickly. (Granted, it might look super-ugly, but whatever.)
At 5 p.m. tonight, the second WOD of the 2012 CrossFit Games Open was announced:
As many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
- 30 snatches (75# / 45#)
- 30 snatches (135# / 75#)
- 30 snatches (165# / 100#)
- Max rep snatches (210# / 120#)
I'm not doing this workout until Saturday, but I already know my score: 30. That is, unless I somehow figure out how to add forty pounds to my snatch PR in the next two-and-a-half days.