Wednesday, May 27, 2009

OVER and OVER again...

Ok, so maybe the song is a bit of a stretch today... but... I only ever said that one or two words needed to relate to the WOD! Mwah mwah mwah... ;)

Today was..... OVERHEAD SQUATS! Woot! I LOVE overhead work, but then again you knew that didn't you? I guess it's no surprise anymore is it? LOL. I don't know why I love overhead work so much, I mean, no matter what it's hard, but honestly, there's just something about it. Me, the oly bar, gettin' it up there... I don't know. For some reason it speaks to me.

And today, we spoke VOLUMES to each other. Lately, things in the box have been rough for me. Well, who am I kidding.... things in general have been rough. But at the box, well, I always like to feel good there, and it was bumming me out that it wasn't happening. I needed today... I needed it the way a thirsty man needs water or a hungry man food. I needed to reset the buttons. To have a good day and to get back on track. I warmed up today with an 800M run and I think that was a great choice for me. I was a little tight after yesterday's hero and I think it really helped to relax my legs and loosen me up. I was sure today to stretch out my wrists since I forgot yesterday and wound up with some sore wrists.

Sean wanted to work in with me today (yup, I'm just that cool!) and so off and away we went. My jumps were smaller than Sean's, so we were cursing each other and generally insulting each other while stripping and adding weight, but it was great to work in with him. Sean hit a BODYWEIGHT OHS today and it was AWESOME! My numbers were not quite bodyweight, but for me, I was damned pleased with myself. The video will come later but for now, I'll just give you the digits. ;)

35 X 15
55 X 5
65 X 5
75 X 3
85 X 1
105 X 1
115 X 1
125 X 1
135 X 2
140 X 2 PR
145 X 1 PR
150 X 1 PR

Squat Vid

Not only did I nail that 140 that I missed on the last vid of me doing OHS, I did it twice to make sure the depth was ok. Then, I hit 145, and THEN hit 150. I was shocked and amazed and totally STOKED. That was a 15 lb PR! I did do a little happy dance and it totally made my day. Personal issues or no, that lift was freakin' awesome and I'm totally pleased with myself today! :) WOOT! :)


Jerry Hill said...


Katie said...

Jerry this was like the best day... EVER! :)

Justa said...

Very nice Katie. I'm very impressed.

I think OH squats are one area that I could use some coaching. I just cant do the effing things very well. I don't know what it is, but I'd like to improve in this exercise.