Good week at CrossFit. It’s one of those activities which can seem SO HARD one day, then not so bad the next. It’s all about the movements in the WOD and whether it hits your list of strengths verses weaknesses. This is the reason as to why it’s so important to KEEP GOING, even when you are feeling bad or as if you aren’t making any progress. The very next workout may be the one that YOU knock out of the park.
Day 58 – Push Press 5×3 – 73#
Tabatas for Total Reps – Keep track of your reps throughout each of the 8 sets of a movement.
Kettlebell Swings – 35#s – Dang that KB is soooo heavy. As indicated by my crazy face below.
Ball Slams – 20# – Another super heavy item!
Hand Release Push-Ups – Not a good move for my spaghetti arms.
Rowing for Calories (something to count for the total reps)
Day 59 – Back Squats – 5×3 – 83#s – Moved up in weight!!
15 Front Squats with a 35# KettleBell – Yep, still heavy.
5 Burpees – Dare I say these are almost manageable in increments of 5?
Then we stretched, rolled & worked on our Double-Unders! Good week!
** Keep Pushing, Even When Progress is Indiscernible ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **
This week at CrossFit was about the same as last week. Hard. But as someone mentioned yesterday, if it were easy then I wouldn’t actually be working at it so I’m just going to keep trying!
Day 56 – Push Press 5×5 (73#) – super tough this go round. Usually I can knock these out but this time my arms were struggling a bit.
21-15-9 Typical CF step-down type WOD. 21 of each move the first round, 15 the next, finishing with 9 of each. Between each round (or set), add in 100 single jump ropes (or 50 double unders). This was a tough one. The Burpees and the Pull-Ups are nemeses of mine. I actually laid on the floor after this one for a few seconds. Tough.
Kettlebell Swings (26#)
Pull-Ups – Assisted with a two bands and it was still hard
100 single jump ropes between each of the 3 sets.
Day 57 – Tabatas (20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, 8 rounds before moving to the next thing)
Ball Slams – 20#
Push-Ups – Yes, I still have spaghetti arms and could barely get 5 push-ups in the 20 seconds.
THEN we got to practice double unders (rope jumping but rotating the rope 2x before your feet hit the ground). I think it went well. I couldn’t string multiples together but I could jump a few singles, then do a double under, then a few more singles, then add in another double under. I managed to put 3-4 into one segment (a couple times) before getting caught up in the rope. I will note that it takes A LOT more energy to do a double under verses just single jumps.
Good week. I’m happy that I keep going even when I don’t want to get up I feel fatigued.