I did this WOD a couple of days ago, and I committed the cardinal sin of olympic lifting – watch and learn.
125 lbs. Overhead Squat – this one was good.
After this lift, I got really excited because my PR is 135 lbs., and I KNEW I could get 140 lbs. In my mind, I started preparing (and chasing) 140 lbs., completely bypassing 135 lbs. In my mind, I knew I had already successfully lifted 135 lbs. overhead, so I could easily get it this time, and I was on my way to 140, 145 lbs.
However, that is not at all how things played out….it all went south very quickly. First, you have to make every lift as perfect as you can, every time. You have to prepare for every lift as if it’s a PR, and not worry about when the PR is going to come. Perfect practice makes perfect, right?
So, here’s what happened when I lifted 135 lbs. I made a mistake – let’s see who finds it first!! (And no, it’s not dropping the weight on my head – that was a result of what I did wrong in the lift.)