Wednesday, May 5, 2010

La Cucaracha!

It's Cinco de Mayo! An excuse for people of all nationalities to eat copious Mexican food and drink gallons margaritas (as if I needed a holiday for an excuse to do THAT!) I hail from Ireland myself. You know, a few generations ago. I found this hilarious:

I still may be delirious from today's WOD however.

Wednesday, 5 May

KettleBell Fiesta!

400m Run
20 KB Snatches (10L/10R)
20 KB Clean and Press (10L/10R)
20 Swings

I started out with a 16kg KB but quickly had to go down to a 30lb KB. I ended up using a 25lb. My shoulders are getting torn up and, unlike DTM, I don't want to go so far as to tear something literally. This was really rough. In fact, my grip is still failing slightly and my hands are shaking. Also, my shoulders ache. Fun times. I finished in 33:17. Miserable but I feel like a got a great workout.

The gym cleared out pretty fast afterward. They were probably avoiding doing abs. I am on to you people!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Harder than It Looks

Today's WOD was deceptively hard.

Tuesday, 4 May


Push Press

AMRAP in 15 minutes of:

10 Burpees
10 Wall Balls (20/12)

I I made it up to 95lbs for Push Press. Not my best but it was alright for today.

The rest of the WOD went well I made it through at least 8 rounds, though it might have been 9. I lost count about half way through. It was pretty rough. You look at it and think "Oh, that won't be bad!" And then 5 minutes in you want to die. I used the 12lb ball for Wall Balls.

Monday, May 3, 2010

KettleBells and OHS

The past couple of days at CrossFit have been pretty rough for me.

Monday, 3 May

WOD: For Completion


OHS (95/65)
Pull Ups
400m Run/500m Row

This was rough. I used 65lbs for both the OHS and SDLHP. I did Kipping Pull Ups and ran. This was not my best performance. I wanted the class to do it for completion so they could focus on their OHS form because it is one of the harder movements we do. The first few weeks of heat and humidity really take it out of me. Even at 7am it was hot and sticky. Ugh.

Saturday, 1 May


KB Circuit

5 Rounds: 1 minute work/30 seconds active rest

Figure 8 Hot Potato
Reverse Lunges

I started with a 16kg KB but quickly went down to 25lbs on this circuit because I knew I couldn't finish the WOD with the 16kg. For whatever reason I have not felt very well this last week and it really got to me on Saturday. It was still a good workout though.We haven't done KB Snatches in a long time. The active rest switched between KB Push Ups and Burpees. A good time was had by all.