Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

So, we have been going to CrossFit for a whole year now. How neat. My strength has improved greatly, and so has my health, despite the pesky cold I currently have. Anyway, we finished the year with a WOD that darn near killed me, missed the Hair o' the Dog WOD on New Year's Day, and made a valiant effort to complete today's WOD without passing out or dying. I finished, but just barely.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

WOD: KB Circuit

5 Rounds 1 minute work/30 seconds active rest

Hot Potato Upper Cuts
Reverse Lunges

This was a poor showing for Mrs. B. I have been sick this entire week and thought I would just tough it out today and do 16kg for the whole thing, just like last time. Just sweat it out, right? Wrong. After 2 rounds, I had to go down to a 30# KB and that was a struggle. Idiot. I should have just listened to myself and grabbed the 25# KB. Oh well, I finished. Not a good start to the 2010 CrossFit training season.

Friday, 1 January: Happy New Year! R&R

Thursday, 31 December


Max Effort Push Press


Wall Ball Subs
Wall Walks
Burpee Box Jumps

The Push Presses went well. I did my last 3 work sets at 105. That was all I could muster that day. The rest of the WOD was horrible. I used a 16kg KB for the Wall Ball Subs. The Wall Walks took me the longest to accomplish being that I can't do them fast or well. After about 5, I start seeing stars so I have to takes breaks. Ugh. The Burpee Box Jumps, though not enjoyable, were way better than Wall Walks. I finished in 22:56. Then I went to celebrate New Year's Eve with some really cool people. If anybody ever asks you if you want want to try the drink Monkey Boy, say yes immediately. Warning: they taste like liquid Jolly Ranchers and can totally wreck your evening if you aren't careful.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Box Jump Blues

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that. Hope you enjoyed your holidays. We were in PA/Ohio for Christmas, so we missed a few WODs. Like a lazy person, I only did one workout the entire trip and that was only because DTM made me. I got back at it Tuesday, and it was rough for 2 reasons: 1) I was completely lazy for a week and a half, and 2) I had a rather nasty cold. But, being the winner I am, I decided to tough it out and go to the gym where I subsequently hacked all over the PVC pipe I used to warm up with. Don't worry about it, I wiped it off with a Lysol wipe afterwards. Neat.

Wednesday, 30 December

WOD: Tabata This

8 Rounds of Each Exercise, 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest with 1 minutes rest after each exercise

Jump Rope
KB Swings 2 pood
Box Jumps
Wall Balls
Push Press

This was great. I used a 16kg KB for the swings, 65# for the SDLHP and Push Presses, and a 12# ball for Wall Balls. Everything was just going peachy until I kinda sorta missed the box on my last Box Jump and did this to my leg:

Yeah, it hurt. And it looked like that instantly. I have a lump and there is a promising bruise forming. Awesome. As Dave said, I won't be winning any best legs contests anytime soon.

Monday, 29 December


Hang Power Cleans
Bar x 10
5 reps 2 Times
5 Reps 1 Time
3 Reps 1 Time
3 Reps 3 Times

Increase in weight.

AMRAP in 15 minutes of:

3 DB Swings R
3 DB Presses R
3 DB Hang Power Snatches R
3 DB Swings L
3 DB Presses L
3 DB Hang Power Snatches L

I didn't know how much I could do for the Hang Power Cleans, so after the bar, I started with 65#s and worked my way up to 95#. I did 95# the first set of 3 reps 3 times. I couldn't quite get my elbows out far enough with that weight, so I went back down to 85# and finished the ME portion with that. Not too bad. For the rest of the WOD, I used a 20# DB. I was not feeling very well and didn't want to push it too much but still wanted a workout. I think that if I was fully healthy I could have done it with a 30# DB. I made it through 13 full rounds. It was rough and I was tired afterward.