Back to basics

I’ve been very busy with work lately so I haven’t been able to post anything about our trip to Nepal, things are starting to get exciting at this point the story. But before that a little housekeeping to do with regards to going back to training.

November 15, 2010
Double under practice

Clean and Jerk (max 65kgs)

KB Swings 20kgs
DB Thrusters 10kg each hand

50 Double Unders (or attempts)

I took the foundations classes on this one, which was a watered down version of the normal class. I decided to go a quite heavy on the clean and jerks as this is probably one of my strongest moves. And surprisingly I was able to do 65kgs without too much of an issue (I tried 70kgs, but I think that was too ambitious). Form definitely has some improvements, but overall I was chuffed. The WOD deceptively looked easy so I took on the heavy KB and DBs, but I was wrong. Those DB thrusters are evil and I was taking loads of rest all throughout the WOD. I may have pushed my body a bit much as I was having cramps on my calf which meant I could only do 15 (lousy) double under attempts.

November 17, 2010
2 rounds
10 Shoulder dislocates
10 OHS
10 Shoulder dislocates at bottom of squat

4×5 OHS (maxed at 30kgs for 2 sets)

10 Rounds (20 minute cap)
15 Deadlift 50kgs
15 Push ups

Do 50 Knees to elbows and 50 GHD back extensions during the class at your own pace

I decided to do the normal class this time round, hoping that Kat would take it easy on me. The class was a lot of work but at least it wasn’t complicated. The OHS felt immediately heavy with a bar so I could only manage 30kgs max, at least I know I need to improve on this. The knees to elbows surprisingly felt easy, and I was able to split these into 10 reps in between the OHS effort. The WOD was deceptively evil with the push ups being the culprit of me finishing only 7 rounds + 2 push ups. I guess the deadlifts took it’s toll but I was able to do split it up nicely and wasn’t really a sticking point.


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