Friday, April 9, 2010

Whining Won't Make It Easier

For whatever sick reason, I have been at the gym a lot this week. Also, whining about WODs won't make them easier. Just sayin'.

Friday, 9 April

WOD: Chop Till You Drop

AMRAP in 25 Minutes

Partner1: 20 Burpees
Partner 2: 10 Hammer Swings/10 Tire Jumps/10 Tie Push-Ups

This one is my fave as always but the Burpees make it harder. I think we got through almost 5 whole rounds. Yes, that is 100 Burpees. Boo hoo.

Thursday, 8 April:


Bench Press

3 Rounds of:
400m Run
20 KB Reverse Lunges
50ft Marching Shoulder Press
1 Rope/Net CLimb

I maxed out at 110lbs on Bench. I can probably do 115 next time. We'll see. Let's not get cocky.

The rest of the WOD went ok. I used a 16kg KB for the lunges and 20lb DBs for the Marching Shoulder Press. the hard thing about the Marching Shoulder Press is to keep your weight on your heels the whole time. You tend to want to come up on your back toe with each step. This gets harder the more tired you are and the heavier weight you use, Rope climbs were fine. I finished in 18:06.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's Not Pain!

So my whole goal of not doing modified movements is going well except that after a couple of WODs that included Pull-Ups my hands now look like this:

I hope no more WODs this week have them. I don't think my hands will make it! At least it gives me a good excuse to not do dishes:-)

Wednesday, 7 April

WOD: Nancy

5 Rounds for Time of:

400m Run
15 OHS

Then: Pull-Up Ladder 1-7-1

Nancy is my favorite workout. I don't know why, I jut love it. I was having a hard time breathing during the runs though. I am chalking it up to the plus 80 degree temps and the pollen in the air. Hopfully my body will adjust soon. I used 75lbs for the OHS and finished in 20:40. That is only slightly slower than my previous time and I was using heavier weight. Coolio. Then we did the Pull-Up Ladder which tore up my hands. See the picture above.

Tuesday, 6 April

I didn't make it out of work in time to go to the gym so I decided to run instead. This was the first time I have run on my own volition in over a year. Guess what. I still hate running.

Monday. 5 April

WOD: For Time:

10 DB Clean and Jerks, 1 Pull-Up
9 DB C&J, 2 Pull-Ups
8 DB C&J, 3 Pull-Ups
7 DB C&J, 4 Pull-Ups
6 DB C&J, 5 Pull-Ups
5 DB C&J, 6 Pull-Ups
4 DB C&J, 7 Pull-Ups
3 DB C&J, 8 Pull-Ups
2 DB C&J, 9 Pull-Ups
1 DB C&J, 10 Pull-Ups

So the Pull-Ups were supposed to be weighted, but I feel that my hindquarters provide enough weight for me on Pull-Ups, at least for now. I think maybe next time I can add at least 5 lbs to the Pull-Ups. I used 30lb DB for the C&J and finished in 27:18.

Saturday, 3 April

We did Tabata Something Else. It was rad.