It ain’t always pretty-(longish post)
This is almost 1 minute of real time struggle. Handstand push-ups are my kryptonite. Strict are impossible. Since flat floor kipping HSPU kill my neck, I need to start building the strength to do Strict. Even with a 25lb plate, a 10, and an abmat, I’m still struggling. I’m not one to make excuses either, but even with all that, my range of travel is the same as a lot of people doing them RX (thanks to a 6’ 6” wingspan)
Anyway, I struggled through this. And I got mad. And I cussed. And I felt terrible, and weak, and embarrassed (even though nobody would see if I hadn’t have posted it.) I didn’t finish the workout and feel accomplished or proud. I felt like I hardly got a good workout. But, it’s a start. It won’t be any easier next time, but maybe after 19 more it will be.
It made me think about new members at a CF gym, dying to make it through a workout. There might be some level of accomplishment felt, possibly going from never working out, to working out, but on the same hand, having the whole class cheer you on, while you’re hardly moving, and they’re all slowly shifting towards putting their stuff away since they’ve been done for 5 Minutes, that feeling is terrible. It’s nobody’s fault, and it goes away, and gets better. I haven’t had one of those moments in a long time. I for sure had one today, all by myself in the garage. Now I’m making all of you watch 😮
Workout was AMRAP 15:
7 Hang Power Snatch (95lb)
5 Strict HSPU
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