Does the EMOTM work pay off? I would say so.
This morning the strength focused on snatches, 5x3. I have been hitting those frequently on Saturdays, doing 3x135 anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes on average. So I knew 5 sets would be a good chance to bump the weight up a notch. My previous 1RM was 165 and this morning I did my last set of 3 at that weight.
WOD - 15 Minute AMRAP:
- Snatch grip deadlifts (225lbs)
- 250m row
- 15 hand-release push-ups
I had cleaned out my bag and left my Inov8s in the closet so I had to sub rowing instead of running, since running in oly shoes would have sucked. For the first time in a long time I was actually mad that I was not running in the WOD. Every time I went over to the rower it ticked me off having to strap in and out. The different grip on the deads was interesting. That weight is not heavy for me but it really challenged my grip strength, especially on the last rep. I can easily see how that grip on that movement would benefit the snatch.
I am still not the first to finish, but still, I felt really good this morning. I believe I was around 5 rounds of this. They called time as I stepped up to do another set of deads and I finished them out anyway. This morning I felt like I had energy and drive. I was happy to be working out and felt accomplished when I was done.