Power Cleans are Tough!

Hard to believe that spring is here in all of its glory. I have been meeting so many  new people this month and in the course of discussion, it ends up talking about health and fitness. I have shared my story with them and in doing so, I hope I don’t come across as preachy. My only hope is to inspire others to take a look at where they are in their life and begin to realize how important their health is and go one step further –how important they are. They are doing no one in their family a service by putting themselves last on the priority list.  I firmly believe that you set the examples for your kids by your own actions. Teaching them that just because you are a parent, it doesn’t mean you lose your identity. Healthy living can and should be a huge part of your life — Lead by Example!

I heard this quote this morning and wanted to share: I know you can, even though you think you can’t.

20 box jumps
10 Pass Thrus
10 OHS
10 pull ups
10 ring dips
10 cobras

handstand transitions
power cleans

8 75lb Power Cleans
8 14lb Wall Balls
rounds: 5+

I am frustrated with doing power cleans. For some reason, I can’t seem to get the transition to get under the bar. I want to and often do, muscle it up. Coach Jerry and I worked after the WOD on some moves that can help me figure out the transition. It’s not the weight –its the transition from doing the deadlift/shrug to getting under the bar. In my mind, I want to move the bar up and what I should be doing is getting under the bar with my body. The bar shouldn’t really move but tell that to my technique! Frustrating!!!!

But on a non-frustrating note, my handstands are getting better. We did partner spot Handstands and I can tell I am getting better with engaging my core.


I saw this funny video this morning of a Czech president pocketing a pen, seemingly forgetting he’s on camera. Made me laugh, so I wanted to share:

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