Struggle with the Shoulder Press

In at 10am again. Feeling good and getting a lot of great work lately without getting too sore anywhere.

Warm-up

  • 500m Row
  • PVC Pass-thrus

Strength

1 RM Shoulder Press

I haven’t tested it since November so I was looking for a PR. It’s hard to increase this damn lift though.

  • 5 @ 45#
  • 3 @ 95#
  • 2 @ 115
  • 1 @ 150
  • FAIL @ 165#
  • 1 @ 165# (PR)
  • 1 @ 155#
  • 4 @ 135#
  • 4 @ 135#

On my first attempt at 165#, my right arm just wouldn’t go and I think I was flaring out the elbow similar to my bench press problems. I struggled for it on my 2nd attempt, but got it. Didn’t even try for more, but dropped down to get in some volume.

WOD

20:00 EMOM

  • Evens: 15 cal Air Dyne
  • Odds: 7 HSPU

Rough! Most HSPU I’ve ever done in a day though and I did them all unbroken except for one round where my foot got caught on the wall after the first rep and I had to get back up on the wall.

Finisher

11 Rounds of 10 GHD Sit-ups (Rotating through 4 of us)

I have a feeling I’m going to be feeling these in my abs and my lower back for a couple of days.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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