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Comedy of errors or how some workouts just go all wrong

It’s a good thing I don’t take myself too seriously because today’s Crossfit session was a total c*ck-up for me. I’m never the fastest, I’m never the girl who lifts the heaviest weights but most of the time I can do some variation of the workout without feeling like I’m giving everyone else a comedy show.

Today I couldn’t.

It started withΒ overhead squats. My ankles are and have always been so tight that they don’t let me squat down low when I’m holding the barbell overhead. I tried baby weights on the barbell, I tried plates under my heels – I still only squatted barely to parallel and I dropped the bar several times front and back. The last time I dropped it I squashed a bug that was happily skipping along the box floor πŸ™

Ugh. Β I had (have) no proper form or proper control over my body the overhead squat movement. Β Dang those tight calves.

The workout that followed involved snatches and rope climbs. Snatch is a lift where the barbell ends up overhead just like in the overhead squat. Β I like to push myself a little out of my comfort zone when it comes to the workouts so I used 25kg for the snatches. I only had to do 2 every 90 seconds so I was going for it.

I know now that me trying to snatch 25kg does not look pretty. Β My arms were flaying all over the place and even thought I hardly had any weight on the barbell I made faces as if I was snatching double bodyweight.

When it came time for the first 2 rope climbs after the first 2 snatches – I couldn’t remember how to do it!!!

I could notΒ remember how to wrap my foot around the rope to get going! Β There’s nothing uncooler than asking the coach in the middle of the WOD how to do something. 😐

Eventually I got the hang of it again and did my rope climbs. They felt so much harder than I remember them being, probably because all those overhead squats had tired my arms and my back out.

So today’s Crossfit was a totalΒ Comedy of Errors.

Oh well. Β Can’t be a skilled and graceful badass every day. Β And at least my socks were cool πŸ˜‰

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    June 18, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Well, you can not be good all the time, right? And if it helps, I am pretty sure that you are soooo much better than me!

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      June 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Yeah, we all have better days and less than great days. I’m taking a break from Crossfit for 2 days now and hopefully feel better on Friday (unless it’s freaking snatches or overhead squats again :|)

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    June 18, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Your socks were very cool. And so are you for getting through that workout.

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      June 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      The socks are actually compression ones for running. They did a good job protecting my ankles from rope burn though.

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    June 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I am a consent supply of comedy in my box. All totally unintentionally.

    Tonight I managed to hit the bar on my chin doing cleans.

    I have started making the worst sounds possibly when doing wavy squats so that everyone is laughing. Not in an unkind way but just in a can’t help it are you killing a large animal whilst you are squatting. But the good thing is whereas before crossfit I would have rather died than have people laugh at me, now I laugh to. It is ridiculous and the faces people pull ate also ridiculous. But it’s that moment when all You care about it getting that weight up.

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      June 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Making faces and making weird noises helps so much when the weights are heavy! There must be a scientific explanation to that πŸ™‚

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