I started off my week wearing pants and a cover-up sweater. I just didn’t want to subject my colleagues to my black, blue and scabbed arms and legs.
But I’m not shy about wearing shorts to my workouts. The coaches and my classmates gasp in horror when they see my limbs, and Jess says just looking at my legs makes her NOT want to do the Tough Mudder.
Unfortunately, I should have considered the consequences more carefully when I packed for Monday’s Olympic Lifting class.
Among our lifts, we worked technique — the snatch pull. The bar MUST start right up next to your shins.
Before I knew it, my shins, which were heavily scraped up on Saturday, were bleeding.
It was kind of gross.
And then the flies started harassing me.
That was annoying, and it interfered with several subsequent lifts until I smacked the crap out of a fly.
My lift partner got me some paper towels to help me clean up, but Zach told me not to worry about the blood. He just wanted me to listen and do what he told me to do.
OK, here’s something really funny — you can actually see that moment in this video. I’m WAAAAAY in the background in my CC shirt. Can you see me?
I thought that was pretty funny.
After we were done, I sprayed off the bar. Zach, in his own special way, suggested I wear long socks to protect my legs.
Oh yeah. I forgot about that option.
Here’s how I did:
Front Squats 70% x 5 75% x 4 80% 4×4 → 80/85/95
Snatch Pull 95%x5 105% 4×4 → 55/55
Split Jerk off rack 70%x4 75%x4 80% 3×3 → 55/65/65
RDL 95%x5 105% 4×3 → 95/105