Certain lifts make me nervous. This is mainly because I do not have health insurance and I have hurt myself in the past. The snatch is one of those lifts. I have been stuck at 65 lbs for a long time. A few weeks ago I started lifting sporadically with one of the guys at the gym. It started with just pull-up ladders. He is a super nice guy and very encouraging in a way that works well for me. To be honest he mocks me int o feeling guilty about how much of a wimp I am being so I do more weight. (It is a friendly mocking; like a big brother.)
On Tuesday, we did my (coach's) WOD. It was: 5 rounds of 5 man-makers, 5 dead-hang pull-ups, and run 200 meters. I, unlike some other coaches, think that it is important to suffer through the pain I am inflicting on others. I did it in a little over 15 min. I actually liked it a lot. It is one of those WODs that make you feel like you have really worked out.
The strength component of the day was one rep max of snatch. As I said earlier, I was not lifting with the 2 boys that day because it was my WOD. They were lifting across the gym. I talked to them briefly about my snatch being ugly and joking ensued. I rolled my eyes kicked one of them and walked away. I put on my headphones because this required one of my power ballads... Jesus Walks. Yes, I know it is a little silly but that song and Eminem's Loose Yourself are the 2 songs that make me push harder. First attempt was ugly. and Dave said: "you got it over head but that would not count in a competition." So, I tried again. And it was much prettier and it would have counted. Cow bell rung. Then the boys made fun of how wimpy I rang the cow bell.