Wednesday was a range of frustration and excitement. I went to the gym straight from work and I was pretty excited to be there after a few days of not being able to make it.
The strength portion was working on our hang power cleans. I am comfortable with this lift. Until I approach my max weight. It gets heavy and I get nervous and it just gets so in my head. I got stuck on 95 lbs just like I did the last time. I didn’t get it this time, it just wasn’t happening for me. We also were doing a push press after we cleaned it which I think also added to the pressure I felt. It’s silly really because I am just competing against myself really.
I was feeling kind of bummed about not making the 95 lbs. Then we discussed the workout.
1 min – 1 Turkish get up (right), rest of minute hang power cleans with a push press.
1 min- 1 Turkish get up (left), rest of minute front squats.
1 min- double unders
We did three rounds then had a one minute rest and then did two more rounds. I used 70 lbs for the first round and then dropped to 65 lbs for the rest of the workout. It got heavy really fast.
I have struggled with double unders for over three years now. I keep practising, not as often as I should, but I do practise. Today I think something clicked. I’ve always been told it’s in the wrists but I never got it. Today I sped up the wrists and they came so much easier. I got lots of twos and before I knew it I strung together three of them! I stopped at three because I got so excited.
It inspired me to practise even more now and get better. Now that I feel like I kind of have an idea what I am doing. It felt pretty amazing and I left the gym on a real high note.
When we got home we made dinner together C and I. J is out of time so it was a girls night. We made tortilla pizza and I also made up some veggies.
I bought a spiralizer a long time ago and put it away and kind of forgot about it. Last weekend I found it in a drawer when I was looking for something else. I didn’t keep the directions or the box it came in and to be honest I had no idea how it worked. I grabbed some zucchini and played with it and I did manage to create a noodle like zucchini shape.
I really enjoyed it. I know there are different ways to use it and I want to figure out how to make a thinner shape. I’m going to have to play around on the interwebs how to make this thing work.
Anyone else use a spiralizer?
Maybe I should invest in a better one.
Double unders- can you do them? Did it take you a long time to get them?