Archive for May 7, 2010

The Overhead Squat

NicoleOHSquatComp Overhead squat. My nemesis. The one thing that could have prevented me from making our affiliate cup team and the one thing I could not have contributed at Regionals.

Our workout today looked like this:
3 rounds for time of:
500 meter row
12 overhead squats @ 75# (115 for boys)
50 double unders (jump rope)

My time was 13:59 which is not terrible except I didn’t earn it. For one thing I did 65# instead of 75#. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with doing less than the prescribed weight if you are doing the most you can do. But I have both the arm strength and the leg strength to do at least 75#. It is just technical problems (and probably mental) that keep me from doing what I know I am otherwise capable of.

Grrr. I hate the feeling of knowing I didn’t work as hard as I could have. It feels like a missed opportunity. Even at a lesser weight the depth of my squats was questionable. My arms were bent and sloppy. Worrying about the squats had me holding back on the rower and frustrated on the double unders. Overall it was a mess. In my mind there is only one option. I am going to fix this problem so that by the time we go to California I will look forward to workouts that include overhead squats.


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