It’s amazing how much of a difference just 10 pounds can make.
This evening, Andy and I decided to do the workout we planned for Sunday but didn’t get to because we were so busy and tired. It was a dumbbell WOD.
5 rounds (1 min rest in between rounds)
5 DB deadlift
5 DB hang power clean
5 DB push press
5 DB squat
I’ve been in this terrible habit lately of flaking out — so I very nearly talked us out of it again (I had already seen what Tuesday’s WOD would be — ooohhhh. Rough.).
But Andy talked me back into it. Then I had a decision to make — weight. Would I use my trusty 20# dumbbells? Or my 25# dumbbells? The 25s are intimidating. They feel SOOOOOOO heavy compared to the 20s. I worried I wouldn’t be able to do the push presses. But I imagined Zach and my friends taunting me over wimping out on the weight, so I pulled out the 25s.
I was pleasantly surprised. Once I got through round 1, I realized I could lift the weight, so then I wasn’t timid anymore.
This was an awesome WOD. I managed to average about 40 seconds per round. Total time: 7:33
It was an awesome feeling to jump the weight up. I think 25# DBs are my new default.