The workout consisted of 21-15-9 of Chest to bar pull ups then 30 inch box jumps. It is a workout I can do prescribed which is a main ingredient in what happens in my head. A box member Frank was also at the morning workout. For workouts workouts that don't involve weights I like to use him as a comparison. (Note: I have never beat him on any workouts and prolly won't for a while.) We started the workout on bars next to each other. As the workout started we were neck and neck. I found out very quickly that chest to Bar pull ups are a whole lever harder than chin over bar. We finished 21 around the same time. Then started the 15 round of box jumps where I got through a bit faster. I started the pull-ups and got through 8. I did the 9th...but did not get my chest high enough. So instead of moving on and cheating ....I set back up and tried again. Fail. Finally, on the third try, I super kipped and got my chest to the bar. It cost me about 5- 10 seconds. I started the box jumps at the same time as Frank and he was able to bang out all 9 a full second ahead of me.
|Yeah this might be more motivating than competition..but not much!|
Now, of course, I was pissed for a second but that was it. I didn't care that Frank beat me. Hell, I was proud of him for killing the workout. I was proud of myself for hanging in there. Without that little bit of competition I think I would have added 30 seconds, or more, to my time. It was just the motivation I needed to keep going strong and finish the workout. When I'm competing the only thing on my mind is the task at hand..never a thought of quitting, or what to have for dinner...just working hard. That's it.
What motivates you and really helps you kill a workout?
No strength today..just a dynamic warm up.
WOD: 21-15-9 c2b pull-up - 30" box jump
I had about 6 failed c2b's but I think I redid most of them.
Cash out: 30 reps of goat #1, 30 reps of goat #2, 400 m run.
I did back extensions as my goat 1 because I feel like it will help me with a bunch of workouts. Then did hanging cleans as goat #2. I only put 95 lbs on the hanging cleans and I did them pretty well. Love the hook grip.
Killing it! Have not eaten anything horrible in the past 2 days. Feeling great!