“There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.” ― Garth Stein
At some point along my CF path, I went RX. Not in weights, no, not yet. But in reps. Long after first starting this journey I was scaling down the number of reps, thinking there was no way I could do the prescribed. One day, not sure when, I stopped doing that. Completely without noticing. Until today. After completing my 150th air squat in Round 3 of the prescribed WOD, the thought appeared, ‘Holy crap, I stopped scaling reps… When did that happen?’ Pretty cool.
Russian Gymnastics Warm-Up – Day 2
I. “Nasty Girls”
3 Rounds For Time:
50 Air Squats
10 Hang Power Cleans (135/95)
Completed: Just under the 12 minute time cap, at 11:55. Muscle-Ups scaled to ring pull ups, doubled to 14 per round. Hang Power Cleans (I think these are a personal favorite) @ 50lbs. There’s something about the movement of the Power Clean, it feels graceful, controlled, and strong. Not sure how it looks. But, very fun and engaging to do.
II. 3 Attempts:
Max Handstand Hold
*Rest 1 minute between attempts
Another accomplishment on the CF journey. I can do a handstand. Scaled, against the wall, with my head still resting on the ground. Yeah, that’s probably a headstand. Completed 3 at 30 seconds each. Eventually, I will be able to kick up into one, elbows locked, with my head firmly off the ground.