So, I'm gullible... ok maybe not gullible, moldable? No, goadable? Maybe that's it. Given the right prompting and the right WAY of suggesting things, I can be talked into just about anything. Ok, let me rephrased that, just about anything when it comes to CF. I don't want you to get the impression that if you started suggesting that I jump of bridges and jump in front of moving cars I would do it. But if you happen to casually suggest that I increase my weight from RX'd to a little higher on a wod, that probably might happen.
To be fair, I did scale up on the chief yesterday and although it was only 10 lbs, it helped to seriously burn out my forearms in a hurry. Repeatedly cleaning 95lbs instead of 85, will start to put you in the hurt locker. That alone probably won't do it, but combine it with the push-ups and squats and you've got a pretty good recipe for the hurt locker.
5 Rounds of
AMRAP in 3 minutes of
3 power cleans
9 air squats
I have to say after the god awfulness that was the DU wod the other day, I was actually looking forward to the Chief today. All 3 things are things I can actually do. Well, apparently I was a little too ahead of myself because the push-ups knocked me on my ass. After almost 3 years now with CF, I still can't do push-ups and I haven't the foggiest clue why. They elude me completely. It's not that I'm not strong enough. For Pete's sake, my shoulders are the strongest part of me I think, so that's not the issue, but I'll be darned if I know what is. I wound up with 19 1/3 rounds on this and I really wasn't happy about that. I hit 20 rounds on this the first time I did this wod over a year ago, and haven't been able to match that since. I have no idea why. I left the box feeling very frustrated after this wod too.