I discovered that one acceptable definition of “quagmire” is “anything soft or flabby”.
Quagmire led this morning’s session, and the focus was on, in a word, form. And I liked it. I liked it real good.
1 Power Snatch every 30 seconds x 5 minutes
1 Clean & Jerk every 30 seconds x 5 minutes
Use 50-60% of your max at each movement.
I feel much more confident with snatches and clean & jerks after attending the recent Olympic Lifting seminar. I lifted 75 for snatches and 85# for clean & jerks. The bar is no longer traveling away from my upper body, and is staying frighteningly close to my personage. I might have bruises on my ‘tween. Quagmire observed a clean & jerk and said, “Good. It’s amazing how that one cue, toe instead of heel, makes such a difference.” Remember that for future coaching, Quagmire.
10 Pistols, alternating legs
30 Double Unders (Advanced – Unbroken)
Something amazing happened. Are you ready? Amy was attempting to find a jump rope that was sized correctly, and I said, “Here, Amy, you can borrow mine.” I don’t normally like people using my shit, and I seldom allow – let alone offer for – someone to use my shit. I must like you, Amy. Don’t tell Michelle.
I didn’t want to do, nor did I need to do, a metcon, so I instead practiced pistols for 8 minutes. I began with 2, 45# plates on the 8” box, then decreased to a 45 & 15, then 45, then just 15# plate. I also did not hold a toe for last 4 minutes. Pistols whip me. Ha, ha! I’m so funny.
Sled and Core
With a partner, work back and forth for 15 minutes
I chose to partner with myself. I didn’t mind pulling that damn sled nearly as much, as I was only pulling 90#. I pulled forwards, backwards, and with straps between my shapely legs, and used a 35# plate and completed 4 rounds of 20 – each side – Russian twists. I used a 45#, however, for last 10 reps. Because I could.