Monday, August 10, 2009

SPLITTING hairs...

Ok, so maybe we weren't REALLY splitting hairs this morning ("Ok, Brand, Michael Jackson didn't really use the bathroom at my house... but his sister did!"), but we were splitting some jerks today! And as we all know, I HEART throwing heavy weights over my head! :)

We've never done split jerks specifically though so learning the split was interesting. I'm so used to doing the push jerk that this felt almost awkward. I stayed at 85lbs for a few lifts to try to get the positioning right. It's a little unusual to try to adjust and move your feet with weight over your head but after a few I felt a little bit more comfortable with the movement and started adding some weight. My weights today looked like this.

35X1
55X1
85X1
85X1
85X1
105X1
125X1
135X1
145X1
155X1
165X1 BW PR
170X1(F)
170X1(F)
170X1(F)

Yeah, you read those right. Isn't this insane? I can throw a buttload of weight over my head. I can't believe I jerked my bodyweight today! How insane is that? I mean, I've known basically since I started CF that my shoulders are retarded sorts of strong, but today, holy cow. I learned just how strong my shoulders really are. I have 170 easily, but by the time I got there, I was pretty tired. I gave it a good try, and on the second attempt I was so close to having it, but I just couldn't lock out. This was another good day at the box for me. I love doing stuff like this! :)

To view my PR BW Split jerk click here.

2 comments:

Justa said...

Damn. You are putting up some impressive numbers, Katie!

The Wigan Crossfitter said...

Excellent work Katie. Do you throw a lot of customers out of the restaurant this way?