Today's WOD ended up being a new attempt at something and utter failure of another.
The mainsite called for this:
50 DB snatch
35 DB snatch
20 DB snatch
I have never done a dumbbell snatch...how hard could it be, right? I watched some video, had Chip watch them too so he could critique my form, and thought I'd be ok. I wasn't going to do the RX'd 40lbs, but would scale.
The WOD went like this. Did some warmups of arm circles, stretches, sampson lunges, air squats, supermans....then grabbed a 15lb DB and attempted a few practice snatches. Boy, that did not feel good. And it was awkard. I did a few more. I grabbed a 10lb, I tried with my left hand. I grabbed a 20lb and tried again. Ugh. I could not get the form right. I couldn't get my arm locked out, I was all off balance, Chip said I kept dropping my chest, I was not "violent" enough. The pain in my right shoulder/lat is searing at the moment...it has been for weeks. Its stress...not injury. It's a firey pain though. I decided that snatch was not going to happen. I missed having a coach, I missed Jerry. I missed my lifting partners, tears were welling up in my eyes. Not only that--there are mirrors everywhere in globo gym. I had on a shirt that had been tucked away for awhile---the rubber tire that was all the sudden in my face made me want to cry even hard. I threw the dumbbells back in the corner and stalked off to the rower.
If I couldn't snatch, I was going to row. And I would row a most miserable distance--- a 5k. This distance on a rower seemed like ultimate torture to me so that's what I would do. I strapped in and started pulling. The meters ticked by slower than the Jeoporday theme song. I fell into a rhythm-pull, pull, pull. I had college b-ball highlights on the TV in front of me and good 'ole AFN music to keep me charged. haha, right.
I kept a solid 2:10 pace for the first thousand meters or so--4000m more to go? Wow...what did I do to myself. I just drowned out my thoughts and kept driving the legs and pulling hard. I was pulling so hard, I pulled the rower off the rubber part of the floor I was on and into the walkway. Ooopps. I did this twice so I had to stop, move rower back and get back on. I lost some time but I also go to wipe the sweat from my hands, which I swear saved me from massive blisters!
FINAL TIME: 23:36 (Damper on 5)
20 back extensions
50 full situps
Screw the snatch-I hate snatch.