Grizzly Way 130824 (HOA5: Tryout #2 & #MealPrepSunday)
I have a strange love/hate thing going on with Sundays. I like waking up late, I like #MealPrepSunday and spending time outside with the dogs, I like my Airdyne + Mobility session on my living room floor. But I always get to the same spot about 5:00 on Sunday when I’ve run out of chores and errands for the weekend, and the day just devolves into a long slow decline into Monday morning. If I could find a way to go to bed at 5:00 and avoid that weird Sunday evening anxiety/boredom that would be great. So far, no dice. I’ll just have to find new ways to keep myself busy.
So pretty, nothing quite compares to unwrapping a 7lb. log of grass fed ground beef, knowing how satisfying it will be all week.
AMRAP in 7 minutes of ascending reps; 3.3, 6.6, 9.9, ….
Clean and jerk 135/95#
Result: 90 Reps
Alright enough beating around the bush, talking about food and Sunday’s like they matter. Saturday was tryout workout #2 for the HOA5 team. It should look familiar to anyone who was around in March of this year, because it’s 13.4 from the Open. An ascending ladder of clean & jerk + toes to bar. First things first, I’m not the best at toes to bar, my 6’2″ frame leaves a lot of angle to close about the hip, naturally I do them more like knees to elbow with a flick at the end, as most good coaches will teach you to keep speed up. More than anything this workout comes down to pacing. The middle-ish rounds are easy to lose too much time in, 9’s and 12’s are still early enough that you’re pacing them out, but not late enough that you’re trying to accelerate through them. This leaves room to slow down too much if you’re not thinking about it. During the open, this workout came down to toes-to-bar for me, I started failing during the 12’s and breaking them down to doubles. My plan for this time around, was to do the C&J in triples for as long as I could, and do the TTB unbroken through 6, then switch to tripes at 9. This strategy seemed good, but I failed to adapt it to how I was feeling at the time, namely, I should’ve definitely pushed through the round of 9 unbroken on the TTB, and maybe switched to singles a little earlier than I should’ve on the C&J, doing singles in the round of 9, should’ve tried to hold off until 12.
The result I can’t argue much with, a pretty solid improvement over my 13.4 score in March, an added 12 reps from 78 to 90. I would’ve really like to get back to that bar for 30 seconds though. Tim, my judge slash rest coach from Saturday, said I did my round of 12 slower than my round of 15, and by the looks of things I wasn’t going to even get to 15, which is why I think my pacing was a bit off. I think I owe that last round of TTB to him though, without the rest countdown I surely would’ve stopped for longer. Only two more tryout workouts left, next one up is tomorrow.