Friday, March 4, 2011

Making Progres on Upper Body - Woo Hoo!

So today's CF workout was hard...very hard! It was:

Five rounds for time of:
Back squat, 20 reps (135#/95#)
Handstand walk 20 yards

I scaled it, of course! I did an 85# back squat (there were going to be 100 of them!), although I maybe should have pushed it a bit and gone for 95#. I can not do handstand walking - and the scaling was to do 60 wall hand stand walks per round. I had only ever tried handstand walks a couple of times for a few reps and only with bands! And thankfully my coach really wasn't giving another option other than the handstand walks. So after crawling up the wall and making a couple attempts I thought I would give it a go - totally thinking there is no way I'm going to complete the workout.

But complete it I did! t took me 35:28 but I'm thrilled! The squats really hurt and I ended up breaking them up into sets of 5, but I tried to stay true to form on each rep. And the handstand walks....well, I hate being upside down and my upper body strength isn't good so I didn't have high hopes of getting completing this part of the workout. But I was able to do my first 20 in each round without breaking them; then the next 20-40 were sets of 10 or 12, but the last set of on round 5 was broken into 6/4. My wrists just killed me and my form needs improvement, but overall thrilled with completing this WOD. It showed me that I am making some real progress on my upper body strength, coordination, and conquering my fear of being upside down :)

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