Sunday, April 05, 2009

CFit Luv!

This is me with one of my most favorite-est people in the whole entire world! Yup! Here we are: Manila Wafer (well, that's what Brad affectionately calls me. Seriously. Check it out on the wooden pole!) and Bradass!

Random dancing to the house and Latin music that Cheryl happened to be bumpin'
Row 500 meters

CrossFit One World WOD: The Clean
High Cleans:
43# 1 set of 5 reps
53# 2 x 3
63# 3 x 3

High Pull:
53# 3 x 3

Front Squat:
53# 2 x 3
73# 1 x 3
83# 2 x 3

Notes (to myself) about this workout: The clean is no joke, folks. Here is a short video of the squat clean:

As usual with most weight lifting exercises, I get into my head and I can't lift what I really can. (Um, this isn't my personal assessment. This is what everyone else says.) I have to admit that I freak out at the idea of lifting way too much and straining or breaking something. Also, I'm always worried that my form is off, which is why I opt to go light. Besides, I'd hate to do what that girl at the Santa Clara throwdown did and break an arm from a muscle up. (Okay. A clean isn't a muscle up. But I don't think it's completely impossible to break something during a lift. Moving on...) I find that I don't like the hang clean. Starting from the floor is way better because you get more power that way. Also, for as much as I love squats, the front squat isn't my favorite. I don't like how the bar can sometimes roll so far back that I can feel it in my throat. Literally! I also need more flexibility in the shoulders because I have a hard time keeping my elbows out, which sometimes keep me off-balance. Bleh.

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