Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kathryn's Fave

Since Kathryn wasn't around this week, Matt decided we should do her favorite workout. And by "favorite," I mean "most hated." Personally, I don't mind it.

Friday, 14 August

WOD: Nancy

5 Rounds for Time of:

400m Run
15 OHS 95/65lbs

After that: 400m Farmer's Walk

I did well this time. The run went well and I used 65lbs for the OHS. Even though it was hot, I rested minimally between sets, only stopping for a drink of water. I finished in 17:25. My previous best was 20:17 on 1 June 09. I have no idea where this came from.

I used 25lb dumbbells for the Farmer's Walk afterward. I am glad I only did 25lbs because it was rough. I was going to do 35lbs. Ugh. I would probably still be out there try to finish.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whimpering Indicates Failure

As I have been trying to adjust to my new work schedule the last few days, I have neglected my poor little blog. Here are the results from my last 2 WODs.

Thursday, 14 August

WOD: Lynne

5 Rounds for Max Reps of:

Body weight Bench Press
Pull-Ups

We stared out doing floor presses since both benches were being used. We really need to get more of those if we are going to increase strength workouts. Anyway, the first round I used 95lbs and then 105lbs for the rest. The last round we got to use a bench for, so it all worked out. Here were my reps for Bench Press: 10, 8, 9, 6, 7. The Pull-Ups were alright. I did three unassisted the first round then six using Ol' Blue. Round 2 I did straight dead hang, and rounds 3-5 I did kipping. My reps were: 9, 10, 12, 13, 9. You were to do each round till failure. A lot of the failure was preceded by a good amount of whimpering.

Wednesday I rested.

Tuesday, 12 August

WOD: 5 Rounds for Time of:

400m Run
25 Wall Balls
25 Burpees

This one was good but I struggled mightily. I used a 12lb ball for the Wall Balls. The managed to find a good pace for the Burpees where I could do them all in one shot for at least the first three rounds. The last two were a bit shaky, but that is ok. Running was...well, it was running. I predicted this WOD would take about 40 minutes and I finished in 39:25. Not too shabby. The Burpees'll kill ya every time.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tabata Something Else

Because is was ridiculously hot yesterday, we stayed inside the gym for the WOD. This meant no running, which is always a good WOD in my book. It went a little something like this:

Monday, 10 August

WOD: Tabata Something Else

Pull-ups
Push-Ups
Sit-Ups
Squats

8 rounds of each, working for 20 seconds and resting for 10. Resting position for Squats is squatting.

This was not a bad workout. I did Jumping Pull-Ups and managed to do at least 6 a round. For Push-Ups, I did between 8 and 10, shooting for 10 every time. Sit-Ups were good and I did at least 10 each time, but sometimes more. Squats were a bit rough since the resting position was the Squat position. Overall it was a great WOD.

Then we did abs just for kicks.