Wednesday evening it was announced:
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
115 pound Shoulder to overhead, 5 reps
115 pound Deadlift, 10 reps
15 Box jumps, 24″ box
Son of a …
With two bad shoulders, bad hips and pelvis and a bad back, this WOD did not play into my wheelhouse at all. I was really hoping for some gymnastics stuff like handstand pushups, ring dips or double unders. Oh well, suck it up princess and do it anyway.
I decided to hit this on Thursday so I could have a second go at it if I needed to on Saturday. I did a lot of research about deadlifts and box jumps and watched some videos from Mobility WOD that was awesome! After prepping for this WOD I really thought I was going to get 9 rounds, that SO didn’t happen! Not even close.
It really wasn’t a pleasant experience at all and I ended up having to go get an emergency chiropractic adjustment for my back and pelvis and a graston stripping for my hamstrings and shoulders. I’m super thankful that I have an awesome chiropractor and that she also has Rock Tape and taped me up! She really saved me! If you’re in town, check her out at Gaia Integrative Clinic; her name is Dr. Carrie Lehman and she is AMAZING!
I was not pleased with the result of 186 reps, and this WOD was going to be attacked again. Below is the video of me doing it if you want to see me in excruciating pain!
I watched my video two or three times and I saw that my form was shit and learned that this is what I needed to improve on for the next time to save my back. I also needed to pace myself. My new game plan for the second attempt was a good steady pace and to really think about my form on my deadlifts and it worked!
I scored 39 more reps on the second go, getting 225. Because I knew I wasn’t going to place in the top 500 on this WOD as it hits most of my two weakest points (back and shoulders), my goal the second time was seven rounds, so I was pretty happy with this! My form stays pretty decent until the last round and I kept a good pace. I’m also a bit stoked that I beat Alex in this WOD. He got me in 13.1 and so I really pushed for this.
This week I’m going to do a few heavy lifts as I feel like my strength is going down and then I’m going to work on a bit of gymnastics and probably do one or two metcons to keep up the cardio. I also HATE rowing so I think I’ll throw in a 5,000m row somewhere.
How did you do on 13.2? What are you hoping for in 13.3?