Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Work the Weakness

(This was modified
5 Rounds for time
15 pullups
30 pushups
45 AMATs

I did the modified - 9, 18, 27

Time: 23:40

Extra: 800M Sprint
Time: 3:57 (we swear it was longer than 800m)

This was a nice little met-con turned into met-strength for me. I have been dogging it on the pullups since Murph when I was just hurting like heck--Jerry critiqued my kip that day and said to work the strict/kip at low reps to gain more strength instead of killing my shoulder muscles and nerves. It has been almost 2 weeks since my last solid pullup workout and today I worked the weakness. I dialed back the reps and did all 45 reps without assistance and without hurting myself. I kipped up and tried a negative on the way down to not rip up my shoulders. I felt really good about them and when my kip is good, damn it is good. I just need to work on transition to the next rep. Tore another callous--any advice on how not to get blisters under them??

I HATE PUSHUPS. I'm so weak. I will totally admit I was not putting 100% into my pushups in either of the last two workouts with this exercise. I decided today was the day to work each rep to perfection...well, almost perfection. I just gritted my teeth and got it done.


Sean said...

Have you been shaving your calluses?

Also I stopped taping my hands a while back because it was actually causing them to rip more! So whenever PU's are programmed into a WOD I just chalk up nice & thick and pray for the best.

Adam said...

Hey Erin,

Concerning hand maintenance, you might want to check out this blog post: http://youdontknowmefromadam.blogspot.com/2008/09/hand-maintenence-implimented.html

The links I posted in there are pretty valuable, but the basics is you should shave your calluses, and when they rip tape grips work wonders.

Hope this helps,