Tuesday, June 17, 2014

06172014 WOD - Hard Lesson Learned

Tonight I learned a hard lesson, something I THOUGHT knew. I always kind of believed I knew how to scale and how to do what was best for me....I was/am wrong.  Let's get into the workout.

WARM UP
400m Run

3 Rounds of:
10 x wall squats
10 x push ups
10 x scorpions
10 x sit ups

Partner Stretches

SKILL
Front Squats
10-8-6-4-2
*I had to use the "mummy" method because of lack of front rack
65#, 75#, 95#, 105#, 125#

WOD
15 AMRAP
15 x Deadlift
20 x Jump over bar
100m run

Rx - 135#
L3 - 115#
L2 - 95#

I completed.....4.

I know...I know.
135# is easy...sooo easy....too easy....135# deadlift...all day right?
WRONG.
My left side lower back...blasted.  DONE.  I was in so much pain I couldn't walk. I have NEVER felt that before. For an old fat ass, I have been pretty lucky. I have never had any problems with back or knees which are pretty common places where people age and experience pain right?

I kept my form nice and tight...correct.  But after my 2nd set....I couldn't even walk.  FAIL.

After the workout I rolled my back and as I am typing this, I am feeling much better.

After wards...Coach came up and simply said I went too heavy. TOO HEAVY?  Come on son!
Yes...for AMRAP...the weight is light...but the volume should of made me go lighter.  Maybe L3 or even L2? I dunno...

I let me ego, over confidence...I truly didnt even think about the WOD. I just saw 135# deadlifts and didn't even think about strategy or how to get it done. I let my brain fart and go away. SO STUPID.

Even if Coach told me in the beginning...I WOULD NOT HAVE LISTENED. No way...dont tell me 135# is too heavy!  DONT TELL ME!

I learned today...I learned to always WOD with your BRAIN first...I should of really thought about it and scaled it accordingly to finish.  I was stupid. My back...gave up when my engine was able to keep going.

Lesson learned...

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