Monday, August 15, 2011

It Doesn't Look That Tough

Never...and I mean NEVER say those words before a crossfit workout.  You will eat them...and then likely puke them back up.  There are workouts and weights that just seem so easy, but when inserted into the workout they become insanely difficult.  For example, if I told you to do 10 reps of power cleans at 135lbs and then do a 200m run, the reaction out of muscle heads is "that's easy, no big deal".  Then you realize you have to do 10 reps, run 200m, then do 9 reps and run on to 1 rep and 200m.  Oh..and you have to do it AS FAST AS YOU CAN!  ouch!   It can be vomit inducing at times.   

So never, ever, ever, ever say "that doesn't look so bad" when you see a crossfit workout.   And if some one says "that's easy" then challenge them to come in and give it a try.  


Saturday:  Barbara 
5 rounds of:
20 pull-ups
30 push-ups
40 sit-ups
50 air squats
3 min break between rounds.  

Times  4:45, 6:30, 6:05, 6:45, 5:57  (times are approximate as they were taken by my phone constantly running)

This was a crossfit 610 field trip day to the local park.  Proves yet again that if life throws you a curve ball, you CAN still get a great workout in.   Had a great time with this group.  Acorns were going places that even the best squirrel detective could not find.  
Me crapping in the woods

Great group of people.  Missing 2 who had to jet early.

3 of the 4 motions in action.  Missing the Pull-up bar.

Marc helping the future of crossfit!

Sunday:  Rest day.  Painted a room in the house

Monday:  Strength:  70% x 3; 80% x 3; 90% x 3+ of Back Squat AND shoulder press
WOD: 100 DU, 100 Ring Rows, 100 Double Unders

Rings Rows SUCK!   As for the strength I felt like I killed it.  I was able to do 5 reps at 90% which is funny because 90% is about 190lbs which is 5 pounds HIGHER than my one rep max of about a month and a half ago.  The shoulder press I was able to do 8 reps of 90 lbs (my one rep max is 95lbs).

As for the WOD...ouch.  False grip still is a problem but I tried to do it for a lot of the ring row stuff.   Double Unders are getting better each time I do them.  I got through the first 100 in about 1:45 which means I would have killed my 2 min max of 105.     I'm moving in the right direction!


This past weekend was difficult diet wise.  I did well at times..then when I was presented with free ice cream the caveman in me just disappeared and fat Dennis made an appearance.  Ice cream is without a doubt my biggest vice and I have to do more to control it.  Did some great grocery shopping yesterday which should help make this week go really well.  

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