Big Dawg-ish - I played around with this a little bit. I can’t do pull-ups, much less chest-to-bar pull-ups, so I subbed knees-to-elbows. Also, not sure if you’d still call them GHD sit-ups - I used my weight bench set at a decline and anchored my feet/lower legs. My legs were always bent in a sitting position, but I was able to go down at a decline and do sit-ups that way. Stupid me did not think of all of the ab-work involved by adding knees-to-elbows and let me just say…my abs are sore!! VERY proud to say I did ALL reps of box jumps without having to stop and take a breather - used a 12” box, it’s the highest I have and yes, I know…I need to fix that!
Warm-up: Deadhang pull-up work (5), then three rounds of 30s Sampsons + 10x burpees + 15x declined sit-ups + 15x elevated beginner pull-ups
WOD: one-rep max of push jerk. I did 135-165-185-205(f)-205(f)-195(f)-195(f). I am almost positive that I could have gotten then 195 if I hadn’t pushed for 205 first. Slightly disappointed to be 20lbs below my pr here, but since I haven’t done much strength work, I can’t be too unhappy, ESP since my metcons are showing significant improvement.
I should note that the prescribed WOD was behind-the-neck jerk, but I chose to stick to standard push jerk to avoid risks to the shoulder I injured doing heavy push jerks.
Anyone have experience with medial collateral ligament injury?
- A few weeks ago, when I was coming down stairs I noticed what felt like a rubber band (on the medial side of my kneecap) rubbing across the joint. Sensation isn’t painful per se, but annoying and worrisome. Full disclosure - same knee has undergone ACL reconstruction as well as torn meniscus removal x 2) ANy insight is greatly appreciated.
I tore my MCL 5 years ago in a skiing accident, but it wasn’t a complete tear. I didn’t experience any kind of feeling like you describe though. All I really felt was pain when I put pressure on it in a rotational kind of way (like stand on one leg, knee slightly bent, and rotate upper body). Since the tear was not complete, I didn’t have surgery (unlike ACL, MCL gets blood flow and can actually heal). I imagine a complete tear could feel different though, but I would think it would still hurt. Also, I had a pretty severe trauma to tear mine. It seems weird to me that you could have a complete tear without some type of trauma to the knee. By no means an expert though. Good luck.