Wednesdays wod at @crossfit310 - did 3 abmat HSPU per round. Would’ve finished 5th round had I not kept failing last hspu’s! 😔 on the bright side - first time swinging 1.5 pood in a # and front squat #PR! #crossfit #crossfit310 #fitness #fitspuratiom #amrap (Taken with Instagram)
I promise I am alive and well, there’s just been a whole lot going on in my life and updates will come soon.
In the meantime, very quick updates:
- Knee seems to be on the mend finally - it’s been four months! But working heavily on getting it better with Koach, bless his soul and patience.
- I PR’d the hell out of CrossFit Total a couple weeks ago.
- Once the new chapter in my life begins - new job - I plan to begin Zone Primal. I really don’t have much problem eating right, for me it’s more so portions that I can have issues with. I’ve been meaning to give Zone a go, so why not soon.
- When this new chapter begins, I also plan to go unlimited to CrossFit - can’t wait!
- I will be attending the 2012 CrossFit Games Saturday / Sunday - who else is in?
- I will be getting a hamster named Pancho soon.
Oh me? Have been MIA because I’ve traveled back to 1966.
Or, life got a kung fu grip on me. As life would have it, I’ve been working a lot and trying to play as much as I work. Fear not, I have been diligently going to CrossFit as well. But, let’s play a quick catch up game to see where I’m at now.
I now have a PR for kipping at 16. Number three on the leaderboard. So close to 20 that I can taste it. To serve as a reminder, my Koach’s rule is that once you get to 20 consecutive kips, you can work on butterfly kipping.
Eating has not been too bad but I will admit that as of recent I have felt the need to cut back on my craft beer intake. Thanks to my brother I have become a beer snob (Hello Belgium brew, my love) but in turn, I feel I’m starting to get bit puffy from it.
New people and people that have been in my life for some time, never cease to surprise me. Whether it’s good or bad, though, is debatable.
Above: 1966 Mad Men themed birthday party for my boss in The Library at the Viceroy Hotel.
Clean and jerk PR of 115lbs today! Awesome way to start the day. Attempted 120lbs but had a mental block of sorts and failed. Next time.
For the rest of the class, today was a team WOD. I was the odd duckie out since I have a wonky knee. But thankfully Koach gave me my own personal WOD. And thanks to my sharing that I can finally string Toes to Bars, he put together this lovely WOD for me:
Box for HSPU
Stringed 12 T2B in first round! That’s a PR on T2B. My forearms were killing me after from going from Toes to Bar straight into rowing. Glad I was able to do a WOD, even if it was on my own.
120113 Ouchie WOD
30 kettle swings (53/35)
40 double unders
Soooooo happy I got to RX this one!!! I was literally dumbfounded by seeing I had to do 100 kips total. My hands (and my soul) paid the price. Barely made it! There was a 25 min cut off!
And….I got a double under PR out of nowhere, last round I did them unbroken at 40!!!!
111115 - Death by Clean & Jerks
Well hello 6 am class. So glad I was able to rise and shine and make it on time.
Skill / Strength: Back Squats 1-1-1-1-1
Warm up with lighter weights, then:
115, 125, 130, 135, 140 (PR) - I had forgotten my notebook so i didn’t even realize at the time that it was a PR for me! (Last PR was 3 x 125)
WOD - “Death by Clean & Jerks” (135/95)
1st min = 1 c/j
2nd min = 2 c/j
3rd min = 3 c/j
and so on until 7th minute = 7 c/j, then
8th minute = 1 c/j
9th minute = 2 c/j
10th minute = 3 c/j
and so on until 14th minute = 7 c/j
I did this at 65#. Having been traumatized by Barbells for Boobs “Grace” . I went 10# lighter. My bad. This was not as hard as it should’ve been for me. I should have done heavier weights. At least 75#, maybe even 80# or 85#. I didn’t really take into account the breaks after the first few minutes that you get.
An Out of Nowhere Clean and Jerk PR
A night that I can make it to CrossFit 310 is always a good night. And even though tonight’s class was a technique class (no WOD), I was still so damn happy to be there. I was told it would be a deadlifting techniques class, which I love to do, but to my delightful surprise, there was also clean and jerks!
Unfortunately, I don’t get to work on these that often but I love them. And it was very useful because boxes all over have Barbell for Boobs (Amazing Grace) coming up this month (our is on October 22nd).
I am blabbing way too much, onto my PR!
Got my technique down and worked up to a 90lb clean and jerk! And I know I could have done more weight but we were out of time. That puts me at #4 on the PR Board for Clean and Jerks! It’d be nice to get to #1…just sayin’. I’ll get there.
Felt so good to be back! After two weeks of dormant hell of not making it on time, I made it tonight (albeit a little late, but that’s beside the point). Did a quick warm up and joined right in to the…..
Have i described this blood oath yet? This is basically our oath to work on and improve on our gymnastic progressions. Whether it be if someone is shooting toward their first chin up or pull up, or learning to kip, getting more kips (me), HSPU’s, etc. And guess what?
I PR’D WITH 10 KIPS TONIGHT!!!!!!!
Old PR was 8, slowly but surely I am getting higher and higher! Coach said my form is getting much better! Score! Now onto the death WOD…..
50 push ups
50 kettlebell swings (1.5 / 35)
30 strict / 20 knees, 35lb kettle.
My goal was to do it in under 16 minutes, score! Haha, by one second! My buddy Smalls and I battled throughout the WOD, she chased me and I had to put some damn hard effort so she didn’t catch up! This one was brutal, aren’t they all? Yet I keep coming back…
As I just mentioned, tonight we worked on our progressions whether it’s in push ups or pull ups or HSPU’s. I am determined to fix the glitch in my kip. I’ve been stuck at 7 consecutive kips for about a month (maybe a bit more) and just couldn’t seem to get passed it.
I practiced, practiced, practiced. And tonight, I beat my PR of 7… by one hahaha! My PR is now 8! One more is better than zero more in my book. Coach Kris did say that my form is getting much better and that he could see that I’m focusing on it, almost glitch-free!
The price I pay for all this hard work?
I am again thisclose to ripping.