Its the first of the month!! And I’m re-energized. I felt like dead wood yesterday, but I got a good nights sleep, and got my ass to workout this morning. We worked on Deadlifts, and like I said last week, I stayed with the 5 and 3 rep scheme because I wasn’t going to try to PR anything. I’m at a point in my pregnancy where I should try to maintain the strength that I have and not force a PR.
Here were my loads:
Everything felt good. It was starting to get heavy at 213, but I took my time with each rep and remember to keep everything tight as I lifted the bar. I’ve done 223# before, so I’m glad I can still do it while preggo.
Next up, our super FUN WOD!
As Many Reps As Possible:
3 minutes Press(75#/55#)
3 min Rest
3 min Push Press
3 min Rest
3 min Push Jerk
*5 burpee penalty if you rest the bar on shoulders or ground
If you don’t know the difference between the 3 movements, watch this video.
At first, Tim wrote 95# for Men, and 65# for women. Fitbomb and I were wondering if we could get through it with the weight, and we decided to go for it. Then Tim said he made a mistake. We were happy to lighten the weight up. I knew at 65#, the presses were going to kill my shoulders. With 55#, it was much easier, but still difficult! Here’s my breakdown for each of the movements.
Press: 22 Total – 12, 5 burpees, 6, 5 burpees, 4, 5 burpees
Push Press: 33 Total – 20, 5 burpees, 7, 5 burpees, 6
Push Jerk: 37 Total – 21, 5 burpees, 8, 5 burpees, 8
Total: 92 reps Rx’d
Notice that I did 3 rounds of burpees for the presses, instead of two for the other rounds. I should of tried to go all out with the presses on the first round when I started. Then get as many as I can but still get out 5 more burpees. Then wait until 20 or 30 seconds left and go balls to the wall with whatever I had left in me until the timer went off.
I did that for the Push Press and Push Jerk, and it worked out well for me, I think. Again though, the Press is the hardest movement out of the three. I didn’t really have a set number that I wanted to hit, but next time I hope it’s over 100. Love this WOD!!!