So this week of CrossFit I would have to say has been the hardest week since I’ve started. The workouts were super intense and long! I have not been this sore since we first started, but I at least I know that soreness means that I’m breaking down and building more muscle! And hopefully losing a little fat in the process. This week has been hard, but I’ve definitely been making improvements in my techniques, which has felt great! I am getting the kipping down for my pull-ups… even though I’m still struggling to string more than 3 together, I am very happy with this progress. I also have been working on my handstand push ups and am slowly getting better. Still can’t hit the depth that I need to, but I can now kip a few of them as well, which is nice. Just got to keep working on technique and eventually I’ll get there! Still debating if I want to go to tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) WOD because they’re always a long chipper and my body is definitely feeling the pain this week! I guess we’ll see how I feel in the morning… Oh, and for today… every other Friday we do open gym after the WOD, which today was . Walked in this morning at 5:45 and saw… 7min amrap of ??? Immediately I thought of the Opens and was like crap… we’re doing burpees! I asked Keith (the owner) and he wouldn’t admit to it. Then once everyone was warmed up.. sure enough I was right we were doing burpees. Shoot me now. I’m not too great at doing a ton of burpees… they really give me the lung burn, along with body burn too. :) Well here’s the last 3 days worth of WODs we’ve done. Try them out, you’ll love every minute. Lol.
WOD: Friday, August 24
7 min amrap of burpees
Reps: 66 (sadly, I only got 66, much room for improvement)
WOD: Thursday, August 23
2 Rounds of:
- 10 deadlifts (135/225)
- 20 ring dips (had to modify this)
- 30 handstand push ups (used two ab mats since I can’t hit depth yet)
- 40 sumo deadlift high pulls
- 50 walking lunges
Then… run 400m with a 35/45 lb plate… Running didn’t really happen here.. it was a struggle to carry that plate. Much harder than I anticipated. Oh well, I finished and have a better idea on how to do it next time!
WOD: Wednesday, August 22
- 800m run
- 50 pull ups
- 150 situps
- 200 squats
- 800m run
Time: 44:23 rx This one took me forever because I couldn’t string together my pull ups. I was at least doing them correctly and rx but I was struggling at doing more than one at a time. So that definitely effected my time a lot. Most people were onto their squats by the time I finally finished my pull ups. But I was determined to do them rx. I figure I need the practice and I’m going to learn unless I do them. So I guess I’ll take the crappy time for now. I can only go up from here… right?
Well, hope everyone has a sensational weekend ahead of them! :)