The programming said to do 5x5 at 80% across and to warm up our deadlifts between sets. My 1RM (debatably 2RM) is 70# so my 80% is ~55#. I ended up being with a group of women who are a lot stronger than I am, we were using 65# faster than I would have liked, I got uncomfortable, I got unhappy, I decided that I was going to focus on warming up my deadlifts. Because I don't skip work, I went back after the metcon and used the empty lady bar to do my 5x5. It felt light but I knew I was performing the movements correctly.
Overall, I considered Tuesday a failure. I didn't speak up when I felt uncomfortable and I didn't perform the way I would have liked. And because my boyfriend is a dick, he decided to rub salt in my wounds on Instagram and compare me to Ella Anne Kociuba (@ekociuba) and her bench press.
|Ella Anne Kociuba @ekociuba|
|I. CAN'T. EVEN. I NEED THAT HAIRSTYLE. @ekociuba|
Ella Anne Kociuba is a sponsored endurance and obstacle event athlete. I was reading her website this morning and she is seriously impressive. I'd also like her to be my new best friend.