This week at Sublime was full of testing our 1RM. Deadlift, back squat, bench press and power cleans.
Felt pretty good about the deadlifts and squats. Finished with 235# deadlift and 150# back squat.
Bench press… Ehh that was a challenge for me yesterday. I reached 97.5# but really wanted 100#. It was still a 2.5# PR so I shouldn’t be so hard on myself considering I rarely make it to classes where we’re doing bench press.
Today’s WOD had me working on a 1RM for power cleans. Last recorded 1RM dated May 22 was 120#. So I wanted to at least match that weight. So soon as I got to the Box I quickly realized that I did not fuel my body today. Small breakfast and lunch and definitely not enough carbs considering my expected workout after work.
I warmed up to 115# and felt good. I thought I could add 125# and hit the lift. But then I started thinking about the weight. And I thought and pondered and started to worry.
I stepped up to the bar, set up and pulled. And it was a great pull but that’s it. I didn’t even TRY to get under the bar. I just dropped it feeling defeated.
I scaled back to 120#, rested a bit then completed the lift. I got it. OK so then… 125#. I put the 5# back on.
But then I thought about it and after 5 minutes I bailed without even trying. My head wasn’t in it. Even coach kyle said it I was over thinking the lift it was a good idea to stop.
I’m bummed about it. But it gives me something to work towards. Plus I really need to practice dropping under the bar. I pull the bar so high that if I just dropped lower the lifts would be easier.
Super happy that I worked out 4 times this week. May go tomorrow morning too ☺