Saturday, July 30, 2011

I Love to Look at Myself....

No, not in the mirror, that is scary (really how do you all stand looking at me?).  I love video taping myself when I'm trying to make changes in something technical.  When I was on the golf team in high school we used to video tape our swing to  pick up on little glitches and I started thinking to myself the other day...why can't I do the same thing with crossfit?  

There is so much technical skill in many of the lifts that I figure it can't hurt to look at my own form to critique myself.  It is one thing to hear your coach tell you what you're doing wrong but it can really reinforce what they're saying if you can see for yourself.  With that in mind, I had Karen record me doing a clean and I am amazed at how much I am doing wrong...and equally how well I think I'm doing.  I should note here that I am not certified to know what exactly is right and wrong, so I go by the obvious stuff.  Below is my power clean video (ignore the little weight 95lbs, it is about the motion, not the weight)
video

Critique

1.  I am rounding my back ever so slightly when I'm starting.  I need to get more on my heels and stop rounding my back at all

2.  I am sllllloowwwww with getting my elbows out in front of the bar

3.  in the second rep, my feet go out to the sides which really messes up my balance.  You notice I almost fall.

4.  What the hell am I looking at?  I need to look more towards the ground to get my spine in proper alignment.

Now I looked at this video immediately after I did these 2 reps and I worked on my back and I felt like I was in better position.  It wasn't until tonight that I really saw the smaller stuff.  I will work on my elbow speed and my foot position.  

Any trainers out there have some tips?   


WOD

21 TURKISH GETUPS (RIGHT ARM)
50 KB SWINGS
21 OHS ( LEFT ARM)
50 KB SWINGS
21 OHS (RIGHT ARM)
50 KB SWINGS
21 TURKISH GETUPS (LEFT ARM)

I should have gotten a picture of my sweat puddle when I got up


Time: 23:58

Not a great time..at all.  I noticed during my KB swings that my forearms get very tired very fast.  Someday you'll see some positivity out of me.  I'm really not this negative a person, I'm really happy with the progress I've made, but I am impatient and until I am at the rx weight, I just don't know if I'll be proud of myself.  

After the workout I did some reps on the power clean which is where the video is from. 

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