From July 9, 2021
Today’s workout of the day (WOD) was an interesting one. One that I have never quite experienced before. Probably due to the fact that I only go once every 3 days (because I get so tired) but most of the WODs so far have followed the same structure.
We started off with stretching, front squats, back squats, jump rope, and dumbbell snatches for a guided warmup. For me, those were pretty easy because of my powerlifting background. The coach was originally going to have me do deadlifts, which I would’ve been fine with, but we kept it to the front and back squats. The difference between a front and a back squat is pretty self-explanatory. The barbell is behind you for the back squat and in front of you for the front squat. Today I kept it to a very lightweight because after a few WODs I knew that it would get pretty taxing quickly. Then we started the main WOD.
The main WOD included more dumbbell snatches and jump roping but also biking and handstand push-ups. If you think handstand push-ups are crazy, they are, and I didn’t even attempt to do a handstand push-up. I substituted that for something a lot easier.
Now usually this would be the point where I would go through and say how much of each movement were done at what time. I can look it up, but I got so lost in the chaos of it all that I just started following everybody else not following the reps or sets. Every minute on the minute there was a different movement and everybody goes at their own pace and doesn’t stop for everyone else to catch up. For me I didn’t feel down that I was confused or lost. I just did the best I could, followed what other people were doing and I felt fine.
The special thing about the Power House is that they always give you a guided warm-up where everybody does the warm-up together. I hear this is different from some other gyms (not all of them) which might have you walk in and do your warmup at your own pace until everybody is ready. If I was just starting out and the warmup wasn’t together, I would feel down and lost. Guided warm-ups because the instructor goes through all the movements in the WOD so you know how to do them and what to expect. Even when the workout might feel like a mess and you’re lost, you still know the movements from the warm-up which makes it much easier.
I don’t know if I redlined or not. I did the WOD to the best of my ability today and I’m satisfied with that. Today was fun! I feel accomplished and met some people in the class, which is always nice. Everybody, coach included, is super friendly.