Meet my new friend, the prowler.
Three months into CrossFit and we only had our my first introduction today. He’s a brutal mister, but also a manageable one. There’s something very satisfying about pushing a heavy set of weights so early in the morning. He brought out the beast in me – after each set I was tempted to growl.
Before we got to the prowler, we focused on power snatches for our skill/focus. Quite honestly, the move pissed me off. The move wasn’t about strength for me, it was all about technique, and it wasn’t clicking. I maxed out well below everyone else and, try as I might to just go 5 pounds higher, I couldn’t do it. I know I shouldn’t be comparing myself to others, but for some reason it was really getting to me today. According to my coach I wasn’t being aggressive enough with the snatch, which was causing me to take an unintentional pause and lose the power behind it. Eventually I wore myself out trying and my attempts were looking sadder and sadder.
I took all the anger I felt towards the power snatch and refocused it towards the WOD.
- 50 yd prowler
- 15 dips
- 30 evil wheels
- 3 RFT
We had to push the prowler out 25 yds, turn around, and bring it back. After losing with the power snatch, it felt good to do something that was all about the drive and not really about technique. I grabbed a hold and just went for it. It was awesome. I was cursing under my breath from all the effort, but I knew it could do it. I knew I could bring it out, bring it back, and that was a confidence booster.
The dips were by the book, but the “evil wheels” (or ab wheel) were another new challenge. Those burned, especially after 90 of them. I’m definitely going to feel it in my abs in the morning.
All-in-all it was a great workout that left me with improvements I can focus on for next time. That power snatch has not seen the last of me, I will get it right.
After the workout I chowed down on a plate of eggs and apple slices with almond butter.
You can really never go wrong with crisp apple slice and a huge chunk of almond butter.
Have you ever had a strength move that just wasn’t clicking for you?