- High Hang clean (from the hip)
- Low hang clean (just above the knee)
- Power clean (from the ground to standing)
- Squat clean (from the ground catching it in the squat to standing)
I started with 95#, went through the 4 movements, and added weight for a total of 5 sets @ 95-105-115-120-125. The hang clean at 125lbs was BRUTAL. I was amazed at the difference from last week, when we cleaned off the blocks and I successfully lifted 130# three times.
Then 3x5 split jerk, mainly practicing form, not going for maximal loads. I have a terrible split. Nuff said. I made it up to 130lbs. BOOM. If only I looked as sexy as her.
Sadly, I felt a little more like this ...
What a cutie.
The metcon was all sorts of awesome. I am in love with rings, officially. I NEED to get myself a pair. Of rings, that is.
Megan emailed and asked
"What do you eat in a day? How do you fuel?"
I love food. LOVE food. Here's a breakdown of what I was loving today.
7am pre-workout: I had a gluten-free bar (about 100 cals) with black coffee sweetened with a few drops of NuNaturals Stevia.
10am post-workout: A scoop of protein powder (Optimum Nutrition Whey) with BCAA's
Noon: 1 Power Protein (Atkins) Waffle topped with 1 tbsp peanut butter and sugar-free (malitol) syrup with handful of blueberries + 1/2 cup watermelon
3:00pm: Met the husband for lunch. Freebirds Steak & Chicken Salad with no beans, no rice, no cheese, no dressing. Lots of roasted veggies, corn salsa, fresh lime juice, pico and tomatoes keep it juicy. I ate 1/2 of it and saved the rest for later (that my husband ate). I also enjoyed a glass of Dos Equis on draft.
5:00pm: Chocolate chip cookie given to me for free from Freebirds staff who saw me hard at work on the computer (they have free wi-fi!) So sweet. It was delicious.
6:30pm: Fruits and fats. About 1 oz toasted walnuts, blueberries, 2 kiwi and a cup or so of watermelon in unsweetened almond milk.
8:30pm 1 cup Chobani plain greek yogurt mixed with scoop of chocolate whey protein powder and 8 organic dark chocolate chips with a mug of fat-free ginger-cinnamon hot cocoa made in water.
In other exciting news, I finally had to stop at the gas station and fill up my new car.
You just fell off your seat, right?!
It was a momentous occasion, figuring out what side the fuel door was on.
Awesome. Awesome. We're getting about 300 miles on a tank of gas. I'm all eco-friendly smiles over hurr.
Do you weight train?
Do you use machines? Or are you the machine? Can I let you in on a little secret?
I don't know how to use one single machine in the gym.
It's not that I'm not willing to learn, it's just that those machines were developed for physical therapy patients. That's never really left a nice taste in my mouth.
Some of the cable machines seem intriguing and the squat rack. But I've gotten this far without having to use a single machine or perform a single crunch, so I must be doing something right.