Hello loves! Hope you're having a fabulous week so far!! Happy Hump Day =p BIG news!! I've WOD'ed this week. Like almost back to normal, stayed the whole class and even did gymnastics WOD'ed. My hip is feeling lots better -- still not 100%, but better. And I'll take that! My knee is AMAZING since Dr. Jarvis adjusted it. I took Sunday off since the competition was Saturday and my arms/shoulders/upper back were DEAD haha.
Monday we did deadlift (which I HATE!!!). We were working on 3x3 -- I have a HUGE mental block against this lift for some reason. I got 175 1x3. Came back for round 2 and could only get 2. It's heavy, but not impossible, yet somehow I get STUCK. BLAH! Anyways -- We then did 21-15-9 deadlifts/box jumps. I did 85# for the deadlifts. Felt good. My lower back on Tuesday wasn't even that sore, so I know I'm getting stronger. Working on not getting so frustrated with it too! haha I decided to give gymnastics a shot since I was feeling so good and Jordanna is pretty much my favorite and she told me we were working on HANDSTANDS *my favorite*! We started with work on bridge holds/walks, wall walks, handstand/headstand tabatas and toes-to-bar (T2B) work. My wall walks are getting lots better -- adding it to my list to work on. I need to make a rotating calendar of weakness to work on haha! Liz also worked on my T2B and at least kicking out since I can't get all the way up.
My dream body -- anyone know who this is?
Found this on Pinterest and am SO motivated!
Tuesday we did back squat. Jill and I texted so that we could meet at the same time. I expressed my worry to her, because it was back squat (yes, four days after my marathon was stupid but still) that killed my hip and knee last and made me take those 2 weeks off. Before we squated, we worked on snatch -- my snatch is really getting better!! 4x3 hang snatch, 4x2 from knees & 4x1 from ground. I didn't focus on the weight as much as the movement. When I got to my singles I got up to 75# and failed...3x I failed haha. I have to work on getting down lower. Next, we did 3x6 on back squat -- I got 135. and it was HEAVY. Weird to me since a month ago I was at 150, but I know the marathon + two weeks off WIPED my legs out so I'm trying to take that and go. I tried to go 145, but failed on the fourth - went to low. The metcon was suppose to be front squats + T2B, but that was a LOT of work for my hip already so I got Justin's advice and did KB swings instead of the squats. Felt good!
So, a while back the awesome crew at Fit Approach had a twitter party with Splits 59. I grab a pair of these awesome Bailey Seamless Capri Tights - origanlly wanted pink, but settled for the blue at the advice of one of the girls. Go now...buy them! They were FABULOUS! My biggest fear was that they were one size fits all, but look -- my thick 'ol legs FIT! haha It's the little things. They are super soft and comfy. Don't show your skin through them. Wash up fabulous (I've WOD'ed only once, but have been wearing them around the apartment and to do some yoga). I honestly am super in love with these tights, and can't wait to get more. FABULOUS cusotmer service, great products in awesome colors -- what more could a girl want :)
Duane is getting my ticket for Spring Break this week -- I am SO stoked to go see him. It has been a LONG time, and I don't think I could be more excited! I've been keeping up with my Plank-A-Day & #AbsbyApril challenge. Last night I could only do a miniute. I have NO core what so ever, but I am working on it. Just keep swimming, right ;)
What's your favorite WOD or workout gear? I need new stuff :)