About 7am this morning, as I rushed into work (looking like a pack mule with my three bags, keys and travel mug in my hands), I felt my arms shake.
Seriously, they were shaking, and I could not control them. My muscles were involuntarily twitching, and it felt very weird. I rushed to my desk and pulled out my breakfast hoping a little sustenance would help.
What did I do to create such upper body havoc?
We were on a tight schedule, and despite moving fairly quickly, we only had time to complete 4 sets. My results were: 65-75-80-85. I felt my form begin to break down at 85, so I’m not sure how I would have done at 90 or 95.
We followed up our strength session with a met-con that I knew would be a long one.
DB Power Snatch R (M 50# / W 35#)
DB Power Snatch L
I did OK on round 1. I was moving quickly, and I started to wonder whether I chose a weight that was too light. But on round 2 I realized that was bull$**t, because I was really starting to wear down. I was soaked, and my hands were so slippery, I kept having to chalk up. The pull ups became much harder than they should have been, considering I was using three purple bands.
There was a 15 minute cutoff, so I did not finish. I made it into the 3rd round with both sides of snatches and 2 pullups.
Class ran late so my friends helped me out by putting my stuff away while I ran out the door. I miss hanging around for the cool-down stretch. I was still flushed when I got home, and for the first time I took a cool shower. It felt amazing!
You should try it!