But I'm getting ahead of myself. First, we did Zercher Squats. I tried my damnedest to hit a new PR today, but fell just short when I realized I couldn't get up out of my squat during my final rep. The Zerchers had felt fine up to about 200 pounds, but once I got past that point, I struggled mightily, and ultimately had to dump the bar. Next time...!
Then, as I mentioned above, we tackled Elizabeth as our metcon workout today:
- 21 cleans (135# / 95#)
- 21 ring dips
- 15 cleans (135# / 95#)
- 15 ring dips
- 9 cleans (135# / 95#)
- 9 ring dips
Before the workout began, I practiced cleaning 135 pounds. It was totally doable, but I had to be honest with myself: There was no way I had enough gas in my tank today to speedily rip out 45 reps. I opted instead for a 115 barbell.
When the clock started, I quickly cranked out a dozen or so cleans before stopping, but once I did, I had trouble regaining my momentum. The ring dips were even worse; I never did more than 8 in a row today -- and more often than not, I was struggling through one or two at a time.
Still, I couldn't have asked for a better workout to slap my sleep-deprived face and tell me to get to work.