Saturday, March 3, 2012

Snatch Snatch Snatch

We all crammed into CrossFit Palo Alto this afternoon to attack the second WOD of the Open:

Proceed through the sequence below, completing 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#)
Before today, my snatch PR was a measly 95 pounds, so I had a feeling I wouldn't make it past the first round of 30 snatches. I was right -- but happily, I did manage to establish a new PR. After my first 30 snatches were done, I incrementally added weight onto the bar, successfully snatching 95 pounds, 105 pounds, and 115 pounds. With the clock ticking down, I loaded 135 pounds onto the bar, and gave it my fiercest effort -- but couldn't manage to explode under the bar. I tried again. And then again. No go.

But the silver lining? I PRed by 20 pounds, and I didn't wreck myself. Plus, I got to watch my friends absolutely kill this workout. The energy in the room could power a city, and the cheers were deafening.

No wonder the neighbors called the cops about the noise.