Hope you all have some spooky fun plans for the day. I hope to write about ours tomorrow!
Time to recap my latest Crossfit workout. Normally David and I do Monday and Thursday Crossfit sessions but this week, due to Halloween plans, we decided to switch to a Tuesday workout.
I must admit, my body did struggle slightly with 2 sessions in a row, nothing too major and my energy levels were still high, it’s just that I felt a bit sore on Wednesday. But then again, it could have just been what we were doing and the fact that I am upping the intensity/weight now and my body is just getting used to it. Either way I am feeling fine now so no problems – foam roller does work wonders, even if it is painful when you do it!
We began with some general stretches, burpees and muscle holds to warm up which did the trick and got us going. Then we moved on to something I never done in my life before – rope climbs!
Some of us had done it before, other novices but it was just rope climb tekkers so an ability to learn the techniques and practice them. We were taught 2 ways to do it by our coach, one the more common, the other a bit more tricky. In my eyes, the 2 options were the ‘sensible’ one and the ‘crazy stupid, why would you try that?’ one! The first option gave us all more control over the rope and really showed us how we should be using our legs 100% to do the climb, not our arms. I tried my best, the whole concept of climbing the rope does scare me quite a lot so I think I have to get over that fear first before I will be able to move any higher. However, I did, on my 3rd attempt did manage to climb slightly so I was pleased about that, showing that I understood the technique and process. David was amazing! Like me he had never done it before but he managed to climb to the top of the 18 foot rope! Hidden talent there!
I was glad to move on to strict presses after that! The strict press is so difficult – simply because you cannot use the ‘dip drive’ technique to move the bar, instead totally reliant on what your arms can do. We had to do 4 rounds of 10 and I managed 15kg. I was very pleased with that though – another example of my arms getting stronger!
The main WOD was a combo of thrusters and pull ups in a 5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5 pattern.
I really wanted to continue with pushing myself out of my comfort zone so although a weight of 12.5kg felt more ‘do-able’, I decided to up it to 15kg – and very glad I did too! The thrusters were tough and felt so heavy but I did it!
I did the pull ups with a medium band and was really pleased on how I did with them. Considering I have only done band pull ups once before, last week, and found them tough, I was zooming through them during this WOD! I really enjoyed them too! My arms must have been pumped!
A good workout, felt pleased with my progress afterwards and look forward to hopefully more improvements!
And, as it’s Halloween, another wee visit from Jack Skellington!