Sunday, November 16, 2008 by Rebecca

The 42 - Max's birthday WOD

Warm up: ME, 10 squats, 5 burpees, 1 terrifying handstand hold of about 5 seconds, 10 KB swing (16kg) 5 kb snatch each arm (8kg)

WOD: *subs

42 Inverted Burpees *regular burpees)
42 KB Swing 2P/1.5P *1P
42 C2B Pull-Ups *Jumping Pullups
42 KB Snatch Left 1.5P/1.0P *8kg
42 KB Snatch Right 1.5P/1.0P *8kg
42 Burpees
42 Double-Unders *tuck jumps


KB Swing
KB Snatch - R
KB Snatch - L
Tuck Jumps

Uh - LOL - looking at the times, I think I might have done as much as 10 too many snatches on my right side ... I kept losing count - and at one point i couldn't remember whether i was on 23 or 32 ... so I went with 23 ... I mean - i took a couple breaks - and I forgot to hit my timer for the left until I was 3 or 4 into the left - but I really cannot imagine that 42 right took twice as long as 42 left - at least not today when the form was really clicking and I was pretty easily able to string reps together - even on my RIGHT!

In fact, I'm very excited about finally getting this with weight on my right side - the form was working so well - that I thinkI probably could have managed to work with the 12kg KB, but I'm glad I did do it with the lighter weight, and really nailed the form.

The burpees sucked - but I did a little math, and even though i added 1:30 to the second round of them, that actually is only about 2 extra seconds per burpee. Really not bad, I think.

Daniel has said that he will take some time to work with me on handstand holds. - I really need to just take some time specifically to really work on them. I tried 1 in the warmup, and it did not go well. Daniel basically had to lift me up because I was too scared to kick up, and once i was there I just got really anxious. It wasn't a strength thing - I felt like my arms and shoulders could hold it, but I was just really afraid of falling. I'm determined to keep working on these though.


Maximus Lewin said...

I saw a quantum leap forward in your form on the KB snatch today. I would stick with that weight until it really feels, as I like to think of it, "robotic" as if you are a machine that can only move in one orientation. See my post of today, if you already read it, go back as I added to it.

Good work.

Rebecca said...

Thanks Max :)

'Master the basics' is a good reminder - one, i think, that everyone could stand to be reminded of on a regular basis (me included). It's an easy one to lose sight of.

Doing the KB snatches yesterday was a pretty awesome experience - they just 'clicked'. And with that weight they did feel almost mechanical. It was extremely easy to string several together. It was fun to have an exercise that just felt strong. ... I hope that these do not 'un-click'.

Melissa Byers said...

Love to see you rocking the KBs! As for the handstand holds, I feel you. Practice makes comfortable, and making sure you are locked OUT (active shoulders, super tight core, legs flexed, toes pointed) will make you feel more stable. Keep working them and eventually, handstand holds will become total Zen moments.

Rebecca said...

Thanks Melissa :) I'm sure it's just a matter of practice ... but being upside down ... it was almost like vertigo ... it was not a comfortable place to be.

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