Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's Saturday, I Need a Drink

Ahh, today was a great WOD. It incorporated 2 of my favorite things: Sledge Hammer Swings and Squats. I love Squats. Apparently the workout was named after me. We'll see if it sticks.

Saturday, July 31

Part 1:

50 Tire Chops
100 Squats
400m Run
50 Tire Chops
75 Squats
400m Run
50 Tire Chops
50 Squats
400m Run
50 Tire Chops
25 Squats
400m Run

Part 2:

Pull-Up Ladder:

The first part went well. I love Tire Chops and Squats, though the Run after the Squats was rough. My legs felt like jelly! I finished in 24:28.

For the Pull-Up ladder, I tried to do strict Pull-Ups. I managed to do a few and switched to Chin-Ups, which I was able to do quite easily. Eventually I moved to Lil' Red, the band.

Friday, 30 July

AMRAP in 10 minutes:

5 Cleans
5 Burpees

This one was deceptively rough. I used a medicine ball for the Cleans to work on my form. I got through almost 12 rounds. I was 2 Burpees away when time was called!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

To Blog or Not to Blog...

That IS the question. Ok, it really isn't. I just haven't been keeping up and I know it isn't good. My bad. Here is a funny picture to make up for it:

That's right kid in the pink tiger singlet. Own it.

Last week CrossFit was absolute murder. The Monday, the 19th WOD killed me dead. It was a KB Circuit (oh goody!) with Reverse Lunges. I used a 16kg KB. It hurt the day after. Tuesday, the 20th, we did a lifting WOD and the some RDL, which I hate. They hurt me even more. Wednesday, the 21st, we did Cindy and some cleans. I thought it would loosen me up. WRONG! Thursday was my rest day. Friday I felt better, but Jason came back to teach finally (YAY!) and did a killer ab workout before the workout so the next day I felt like someone had been punching me in the belly for 8 hours straight. Friday went alright though. Annie. I finished in 13:51 doing all Double Unders. Saturday was a fun Partner WOD that included Sled Pulls and Landmines. Some of my faves.

Alright, to this week.

Wednesday, 28 July

1200m Run
63 KB Swings
36 Jumping Pull-Ups
800m Run
42 KB Swings
24 Ring Rows
400m Run
21 KB Swings
12 Pull-Ups

I liked this one. It was super hot so my running times wasn't as fast as I could have gone, but I am not risking anything. I get wicked bad heat headaches. I used the 16kg KB for the swings and did alright. I find my grip gets tired before the rest of me does doing KB swings with that weight. The Jumping Pulls Ups were no problem, I did all the Ring Rows with my feet on the box, and I kipped for the Pull-Ups. They were supposed to be strict but I still have problems doing strict. I think it is a mental block I just need to get over. I finished in 26:02. I was hoping to be done in 25 or less but...not quite. Hopefully next time.

Tuesday, 27 July

Lifting Day! Back Squats and then 1 arm Barbell Presses

I did my working sets at 165 for the Back Squats. It had been a couple weeks and this weight was heavy enough. I hate any 1 arm anything with Barbells but did my best and got up to 35 lbs. Neat.

Monday, 26 July

5 Rounds for time:

400m Run
15 KTE
15 Burpees
1 Rope/Net Climb

I love this one. Love it, love it. I was a bit slow, but finished in 30:57.