Thursday, November 20, 2008 by Rebecca

Death by Pushup

Warm up: ME, Burgener Warmup, 2 air squats, 10 minutes equipment schlepping. 5 normal pushups, 5 negative incline pushups, 5 feet up on box pushus.

WOD:
With a continuously running clock do one Push-Up the first minute, two Push-Ups the second minute, three Push-Ups the third minute... continuing as long as you are able.

Use as many sets each minute as needed.

Results:
11 rounds + 11
.. i think. I didn't write it down and apparently I didn't retain it.

Comments:
Arg. I do not like these ladders. It's fine, it's fine, it's a little taxing, then it's impossible.

I was fine through about round 10 - form was good and finishing was not a problem, and then I my shoulders gave out, my form went to hell, and it just got Much Much harder.

I might have gotten a few more if I hadn't done 5 pushups in the warmup with my feet up on a box. That might have been a little overly ambitious.

Today (and yesterday) are excellent times for me to remember Melissa's excellent advice about giving myself props for what I CAN do and have acheived - not what I failed to do. 4 months ago I could not do a single full ROM pushup. Tonight I did 64 in the main wod along with several in the warmup.

Similarly, 4 months ago I could barely swing the 12kg KB. Last night I got nearly 70 something with the 16kg KB. Go me!

Daniel helped me with one handstand hold after class. That is a scary place to be! I REALLY don't like it. I don't know what it is about being upside down - but even though Daniel is holding my feet so I can't fall, and I have the strength to continue to hold myself there, it just floods me with anxiety and after 5-10 seconds I have to ask Daniel to help me down. Bleah. I can only assume that doing this more will make it less scary. So that's what I'll try to do.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

The trainers are hitting you guys hard with "Death by ____ " this week!

Melissa is wise - pat yourself on the back for the 64 full-ROM pushups you can do now, plus all the ones that are yet to come.

Evelyn Rodas said...

11 rounds is awesome, Bekka.

Rebecca said...

Thanks guys!

Jenn - it's Trainer - singular - it's all Max's evil plan >:p he seems to have something really horrible cooked up for us for the weekend cause when i asked, he said he better not tell me what it was ... yikes!

Today's class is death by double under ... we may go climbing instead though >:)

Melissa Byers said...

Rebecca, I envy your push-ups. And YES, take a minute to think about the significance of what you did today! That's a busload of push-ups, girl. As for the handstands, they WILL become more comfortable with practice. Just try to do a little bit more each time.

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