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.

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.

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

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.


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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