Thursday, October 22, 2009

Frustrated Incorporated...

We can build a factory... and make misery... FRUSTRATED INCORPORATED!!! I know just what you need...

And it's only available if you're over a certain age...

I can't remember who sings this song, but I do remember a sort of blurry music video that went with it sometime around the late 90's.... anyone else remember this song and who sang it? I suppose I could just go Google it, but that would involve work on my end... and really who wants to do work at 0515 in the AM? :P

I have to say, I usually am someone who loves overhead work. Give me a bar and I'll put it over my head, hold it there, dance with it, make-out with it (just kidding)... you know, the works. But today, for whatever reason, I becamse UNGODLY frustrated. Today we were working 1RM snatches. I don't know if my chi was still all sorts of wonky from the DU's or what happened, but I could not get speed under the bar or get my first pull from the floor to my hips so I could start my second pull. It was another day where basically I wanted to throw something and have a hissy fit. I don't understand. I'm so used to this, and so used to throwing things over my head, why did EVERYTHING get lost in translation the SECOND I tried to do it? I know we don't snatch much, but I've been able to post a 105 PR now for 7 months. I have not so much as moved 1 freakin' inch with regards to my snatch form or strength in 7 months. It's very frustrating. I remember this exact same thing happening to me in July the last time we snatched heavy. No speed, no pull.

Why has this all of a sudden become such a foreign element to me? I don't understand. All I know is that the same feeling I had with the DU's on Wednesday, I had with my snatches yesterday. I now hate snatches about as much as double unders. Maybe even more than double unders and that's not a very pleasant feeling. Since I hit four wod's in a row, I opted to take off today from the box. It was 5RM back squats, so I decided that my frustrations were better left elsewhere this am. I'm ready for the weekend so I can regroup, get some stuff done, relax a bit, and hopefully get my head screwed on tight. Ugh, I really am seriously frustrated with CF.

4 comments:

Justa said...

You know, every time you post something like this you end up putting up a kick butt PR within a few days. What will you PR this time, Katie?

Erin said...

Agree with Justa! Hang in there girl--sometimes the body just doesn't want to work in sync with the head. Now you know your weaknesses and just like anything else in CF, it takes practice and we don't do this often. If you did this once a week, you'd have every right to be frustrated, but we don't. It will come when it is ready--just keep working it and be patient. I've been at CFOT 7 months now and I'm JUST STARTING to figure out the clean. How embarrassing. 7 long months week after week of ugly cleans and lots of bruises. And lets just not talk about that pullup kip of mine. We all have something that we want perfect, so its ok the snatch is yours. I know that next time, you will attack this with a vengence! Hang in there!

Cara said...

Hey - I know how it feels to get stuck and feel frustrated, hit me up if you want to talk!

Tami said...

I think the band that did that song was Soul Asylum.

As for the frustration, sometimes you need to go down before you go up, or back off before you can go forward. You'll get it, just relax and let it go a little bit and you might be surprised...

Did any of that make sense?