WOD September 1, 2014

Strength

– 5 x 5 Overhead Squats

My workout
Overhead squats are my biggest weakness in CrossFit. I’m a bit scared of doing them. The first time I tried them my arm started tingling and I ended up with a tingling thumb for over a month. I annoyed my nerve somehow and ever since I’m a bit reluctant to even try the overhead squat. Until now I’ve only been doing it with a pvc pipe. I think last time I tried it with 15kg bar for a couple of reps, but other than that I never really did proper overhead squats again. Today I started with a 15kg bar again and did 3 sets of 5 with that and it actually felt quite good. For the fourth set I added 5 lbs so was total 40 lbs and for the last set I added 10 lbs so in the end the rep scheme looked like this.

Set 1: 5 x 35 lbs
Set 2: 5 x 35 lbs
Set 3: 5 x 35 lbs
Set 4: 5 x 40 lbs
Set 5: 5 x 50 lbs

Not very spectacular, but I was just happy everything felt good.

WOD

“GRACE”

For Time:

– 30 Clean and Jerks 135/95lbs

My workout
Grace!! I’ve heard so much talk about it, but I had never done it before. At first I was tempted to try the Rx weight.. but realized that Grace is supposed to be a quick one.. so I did it with 65 lbs and my time was 4 minute 13 seconds. I felt I could have gone faster though!!! So I think I will try it again soon with the same weights and try to get under 4 minutes!

Still far away from anything like this though.

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