Thursday, March 26, 2009

The (Polar) Bear

Picture from here.

Today's WOD: The Bear

7 sets of:
Power clean
Front squat
Push press
Back squat
Push press
5 rounds adding weight. Rest between rounds as needed

My weights: 48-53-58-58-58

Failed on 63 for the fourth round. Actually, the fourth round took 3? 4? tries! And I failed on locking out the behind-the-head push press a bunch of times on those 58s, just barely clearing my head. The last round was actually the best because I was encouraged to be more aggressive/channel my anger, which turns out is very effective advice for an angry, angry person like me (99th percentile, Dad!).

Last time I did the Bear I did 38-48-53-53-53. Was hoping for a bigger improvement. This workout makes me grumpy. I just hate getting stuck. I feel like I should be stronger than that - 63# is not that heavy!

You may have noticed the reference to polar bears in title of this post (and the picture of the scowling polar bear) - it is snowing A LOT here. This is one of those big spring blizzards. Fun, but I'm a little worried about making it home. Leaving soon. I have to admit, I've been waiting for a big snow to go to my house in the mountains and watch the Shining. Love that movie! Oh, and I also should have some time to work on my novel. Here's a preview for my loyal blog readers:

All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.
All work and no play makes Amy a dull girl.

Heh heh.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

I only improve by 5lbs each time also and am afraid that will be slowing to complete stall soon, then I'll need to look for different ways to progress in 'Bear'