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Sometimes The Workout’s The Only Good Part

The corporate overlords are on my last nerve.

I spilled my tea.

My hair is frizzy.

I’m tired.

And hungry.

I was late for work.

I had to call my accountant to talk about my 2007 income tax return.

But I did my training for the day, and for today, that might just be enough.

I AM CROSSFIT workout
5 rounds, 20-lb. dumbbells:
5 shoulder press
10 push press
15 push jerk

My time: 13:00

3-mile run on hike & bike trail

4 Responses to “Sometimes The Workout’s The Only Good Part”

  1. Marc Majcher says:

    What’s the difference between a push press and a push jerk? I watched some youtube videos, but I’m still not getting it.

  2. Melicious says:

    Both are based on the overhead press.

    Push press: The weight is lifted by doing a little ‘push’ with your core. It starts with a slight dip in the knees, then you dig your heels into the ground, and thrust the weight up overhead via the push from the legs.

    Push jerk: Also starts with a dip but instead of just a little “pop” with the hips, you actually jump up to press the weight overhead. And on the landing, with arms now extended overhead, you end in a semi-squat position and straighten to full standing to end the move.

    This is a good video of push jerk. See her feet clear the floor?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZR6vNRphM

    And here’s video of the push press. See how her feet stay anchored but she uses her core to get the weight up?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKPD32cNmCI

    And finally, shoulder press. Body is stationary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z_lOPJQ6Zk

  3. Marc Majcher says:

    Crazy. Thanks!

  4. Christine White says:

    Great explanation, Coach Mel!

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