You had to know it couldn't last ALL week........so one little day of something HEAVY, and in the grand scheme of things it isn't really heavy at all...if I asked you to back squat 135 lbs or 95 lbs you would think it was a joke it's just the extra challenge of putting that same weight OVERHEAD and squatting with it that makes it difficult....Shoulder STABILITY and FLEXIBILITY along with mid-line STRENGTH thats what the OVERHEAD SQUAT is all about. Keep working on it!!!!Today's WOD:
- 10 Overhead Squats 135 lbs/95 lbs
- 30 Knees to Elbows
- 8 Overhead squats
- 24 Knees to Elbows
- 6 Overhead Squats
- 18 Knees to Elbows
- 4 Overhead Squats
- 12 Knees to Elbows
- 2 Overhead Squats
- 6 Knees to Elbows
So, for today, I did not worry about the weight and instead I concentrated on getting my confidence back by focusing on three specific elements: (1) active shoulders, (2) extending my butt back and (3) keeping on my heels from the very get-go.
For this WOD I lifted 85lbs, but seeing as I've even had problems back squatting an empty 45lb bar these days (!!!), it was the perfect weight. At 85lbs I was able to concentrate on all these elements and get full range of motion. My squats were deep and (mostly) back on my heels.
I finished the WOD in 12:00 -- a definite confidence booster. The lifts will only get better and heavier from here.