Thursday is finally here!
Yesterday was a bit of a blur – major DOMS after the WOD on Tuesday. You think you are fine, just tired and then bam! You can’t get up/ walk!
Luckily yesterday was a planned rest day, work out wise. I did some stretching and mobility in the morning but really struggled by the afternoon. Resting, writing and a couple of walks with Buddy was the best medicine though – I managed to get out of bed this morning…result!
As I was able to move, I was able to CrossFit this morning! Time for a recap!
Thursday Morning (29th)
As our main Coach/ owner of the box is on holiday (volunteering at Boston regional’s this weekend, woop woop!) we had a new Coach today, one of the box family – recently having completed his level 1.
Good session Coach Iain!
Anyhow, we began with a warm up in doors – 3 minutes of 10 burpees and 10 med ball squat cleans. I swear as soon as I heard burpees… after Tuesday… I tried to hide my scowl, don’t think it worked!
By body didn’t like me but I did it and actually, felt a lot better, less sore and more stretched afterwards! Isn’t it strange how sometimes when you are sore, working out makes it better!?
The first part of today’s WOD was hang cleans – 3 sets of 3 and 5 sets of 1 RM’s.
Yep those pesky cleans and me. Could I break that 20kg barrier?
I did 15kg, 17.5kg and 20kg for the 3’s. Then attempted several times 22.5kg for the 1RM. I would get the bar quite high but just couldn’t get under it quick enough – still can’t explain why or how, I am able to do the difficult part, why can’t I just finish it off!
On one of my last attempts I did it – I think I even shocked myself! (Oh my god the bar is on my front rack, how did it get it there! LOL!). So now I know I can, next time I can work on the reps and nailing it every time.
Then we moved on to push press – 5 sets of 3 RM.
I was quite glad to see this as I have wanted to test myself on this for a while. My result was a new 3RM of 26kg – not bad considering my 1RM is listed as 22.5kg!
The final WOD was as follows
7 minute AMRAP
Sumo deadlift high pulls
After the arm heavy work previous, I decided to go with 15kg – to be honest, others were scaling it down too.
The 7 minutes went so fast and it was definitely one of those sneaky WOD’s that you need to push yourself to get through it – the weight feels so much heavier as you go on and on. I managed 1 round plus 3 power snatches in total and was pretty pleased with that! Glad to be back to my favourite ‘buzzed up’ feeling after a WOD!
Sadly we have to attend a funeral this weekend – travelling down south tomorrow. Therefore I will not be posting tomorrow – but back with a bang on Monday!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!