Hope you are well and had a fab weekend! And for those in the States a fantastic Labor Day!
Gosh it seems like forever since I was writing! I did miss posting on Friday but I was working on something special I promise – an exciting project with my CrossFit box!
I am going to be a guest blogger for Omnipotent CrossFit throughout the month of September – informing, discussing and debating all things Paleo – with an aim to help folk make better choices with eating and living – full Paleo, going gluten free or simply interested, the posts are for everyone – including you!
Check out my posts HERE – day one of the experiment starts today!
And speaking of CrossFit, here is a recap of my WOD’s from last week, on their new Monday slot!
Monday Morning (25th)
Mobility as always, much needed! Mobility is getting intense now – good for body, bad at that precise moment! Ha!
Oh me and handstands, I never seem to progress. Still no handstand or sign of it, never mind a push up! So it was the box for me – still a major struggle but a little progress at a time with them, better than nothing!
The clean and jerks turned my frown upside down! I loved doing them and that 20 sec hold at the top, phew was a killer but it made form stronger which is key. I got up to 27.5kg (which is actually my 1RM for a jerk from a rack! What the….!
Tabata push ups – urgh! Done from knees and very poor – but after those clean and jerks, I dont think any of us were on top form!
Tuesday Morning (26th)
The three rounds of block runs and double unders were fine – runs ok and double unders, well, I take all the practice I can get! Still didnt get one but getting closer each time – and I think I may have worked out where I am going wrong…
And then came the main WOD!
I did my deadlifts at 42.5kg – pleased with them!
I did pull ups as jumping pull ups, took a bit longer than expected as my arms were toast after the deadlifts.
I wasn’t looking forward to the pistols. I did them scaled on a box but previously struggled. You know what, I did them and rocked them! Broke them down into 4 sets of 10 and rattled through them. Total shock of the day!
Then came the ground to overheads (20kg). I power cleaned them and used that ‘dip’ in the end clean position to power up into my jerk. Works like a charm!
I finished in 19.24.
Thursday Morning (28th)
Did you read the above…!!!! ($£!!!$&***!£$ – my thoughts exactly!)
So, lets start on the pull ups! It was great to finally do tekkers on the rig again – haven’t done that in a while and really wanted to see if my strength had progressed. Well, we practiced taps and I have definitely gained strength, confidence and drive there! Woop woop! Never been like that before! So I just carried on with them during the AMRAP and love how I have come on!
DEADLIFT KALSU!! DEADLIFT KALSU!!!
I have done thruster Kalsu and that was the hardest WOD I have ever done. Deadlift Kalsu would come in at a close second. As stated, you begin with 5 burpees every minute and then for the rest of the minute you try to get as many deadlifts done as possible out of the 100. I went for 45kg - and we had a time cap of 20 minutes.
Woah! By the end I was trying to get 5 deadlifts per minute after my burpees, some worked that way, others didnt. My form was pants by the end, I could feel it but tried everything to keep my back as flat as possible.
Getting to 100 = one of the best feelings ever! And I did it in 16.56! And am still alive! Yay!
And there we have it folks!
David and I decided to take the plunge and go on our boxes unlimited package – that means 4 WOD’s per week from now on! Doing a trial for a month so see how we go!
And don’t forget to check out the Omnipotent webpage for a peak at the Paleo Experiment – new posts every day!