I went into this with a lot of trepidation. I've not attempted the 65lb standard weight before. I can do kipping pull-ups, so I was okay with those. Well...I managed the 65lbs through the second set (15's) but had to reduce the weight to 55lbs at the 9's. I just could not clean the weight from the floor, that 10lbs makes a huge difference and I was then able to do the 9 thrusters. My last 9 pull-ups were agonizing because my forearms and grip were shot! I finished with a pathetic time of 14 mins?? or so. But you know what..I'm okay with that, because I came so close to the standard. I'm convinced that it won't take me too much longer to get strong enough to manage the 65lbs throughout the workout...my time probably won't be great, but it will be to standard!
Testing limits..smartly,..indeed brings confidence. Once again, facing fears and defeating them one rep at a time..a little Christmas present to myself.
Speaking of the Holidays...here's wishing all of you:
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
NO MORE STRESS, be done with all the stuff that doesn't matter and
HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!