Worked on my cleans.. which apparently suck. My form has never been right on them, and I figured out why..
I always bring the bar out away from me. I always bounce it off my thighs and power it up. I’ve gotten better about NOT pulling, but I still bring it away from my body.. and as Justin was instructing me on keeping it close, keeping it against my skin, I figured it out.
I used to hit my tummy with the bar.
HOW FUCKING EMBARRASSING!!!
I used to hit the bar on my fat ass stomach. Gross. And by doing so, I’ve engrained it in myself, my technique, and whatever, this bad form, to move the bar around what’s not really there anymore.
I still have a belly, I really could stand to lose another 40-50 lbs from all over my body still, but I’m getting there. But STILL. I’ve been sacrificing my form because of this, and that’s just how I know how to do it now. What really hit me was when I realized this, and I explained it to Justin (one of the coaches) and his response was, “yeah well you dont have to worry about doing that anymore..” which to me means.. yeah well, you don’t have this belly that sticks out anymore.
And while I DO think I still have this belly, it’s nice to hear a coach say something like that, without even thinking about it. He doesn’t even realize how much that made my day.
Anyway, the WOD.
9-15-21 (how clever)
Burpee Box Jumps 30/24″
Chest to Bar pull ups
I used the green band for these, and then for the last 21, I added a purple band. Those fuckers. They just wreck my forearms during! I’m hoping my biceps survive this time though, cause they didn’t fare so well last time!
And I love 24″ box jumps!