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Was feeling pretty weak today due to some kind of bug. Normally, I wouldn't workout, but I am trying hard to get back on track after the holiday season. I did do the minimal work, but was not able to complete all of the reps for for one of the final sets.
This was also my first week doing the Olympic rather than Trap Bar dead lifts. I was planning to also do 3 8/8/8 sets of the snatch grip dead lift, but was too weak at the end.
5/3/1 programmed main exercises (5/5/5 week):
• Overhead press 5x65# 5x100# 5x115#
• Dead lift 5x205# 5x235# 3x265#
5x5 band assisted pull-ups (strongest band)
5x5 kneeling push-ups
And that's it!
I start a paleo challenge tomorrow with my CrossFit box. I think about 12 people signed up for it. From 1/12-2/28, we'll be striving for 100% paleo. We get extra points for class attendance, stretching, other workouts, taking fish oil, and drinking 1+ gallon of water. On Tuesday, I'll do 50 burpees for time. The person with the best improvement at the end of the challenge gets some kind of prize.
I'm pretty excited about it because I know it's going to improve my performance and some digestive issues that have flared up recently. I'm also pretty terrified because it requires a lot more planning ahead than I typically do in regards to food (no bacon for example!). I thought I'd share this here since I do think it will affect my workouts. I probably won't be eating very low carb but the emphasis will be on fruits rather than starches. That's new for me.
Jump rope intervals: 4 x 60:60, 8 x 20:10
TWT = 11m 38s
“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Sick for a week with a bad cold....so yesterday was best I'd felt in a whole week. Went in and could barely get through 2 sets of each....bulgarian split squats, cable crossovers supersetted with pushups, and hammer rows. Wow. Worst workout ever. Thought I was gonna pass out at the end.
Another kettlebell warm-up, like last week's. 20lbs so I could get through it without resting in the middle.
Same strength stuff as last week
6-6-6 reps of:
back squat @ 50 lbs (down 3 lbs from last week, had some pain in left wrist, moved hands out on last set and it felt better)
6-6-6 reps of:
deadlift @ 88 lbs (up 5 lbs from last week)
Every minute on the minute (for 9 min):
box jump for 40 sec [Minute 1] - don't know how tall my box was
ring dip for 40 sec [Minute 2] - did kneeling push-ups instead
toes-to-bar for 40 sec [Minute 3] - did hanging knee-raises instead
I think my score was 9? That would be the lowest # of reps I got in any of the 40 sec intervals (hanging knee-raises slowed me down).