Archive for November 29, 2015

Weekly Summary November 23rd – November 29th

November 23rd – November 29th

Monday
So Monday at Timberwolf Crossfit and doing a scaled version of Kalsu at 115lbs. It took me 34:45 to get through it. Whitney was there and finished the L1 workout in around 20 some minutes.

I am leading this out as the most absolute worst crossfit workout to date. I have never been this close to quitting a workout in my life and I doubt I ever will be. Kalsu – Every minute on the minute do 5 burpees and then get 100 thrusters done. I did this scaled down to 115, and it was too much for me. I mean I completed it under the time cap of 40:00, but not without what was probably the most heroic effort to just keep moving I’ve ever done.

At about 15 minutes I really wanted to quit. I was confused why people were getting done with their burpees so much quicker than me, and how I was simply falling so far behind. Turns out the L1 was 3 burpees, I didn’t know that and not knowing that made this harder and even more discourging while I’m doing it.

Tuesday
Timberwolf Crossfit night we did some snatch work and I had some really good ones and then some more awful ones. Something about the snatch lift that when it goes well it just feels so great. But the workout was a 10min AMRAP 1 rope climb – 10 dumbbell snatch(50) 30 double unders.

I actually did OK on this workout even though I was going to take it easy. One of the rounds I got 24 double unders in a row, that was pretty impressive. Felt good to take on a workout at its description. Whitney did the workout with me and the only thing she changed was the double unders to singles. She did well on the ropes.

After class I stuck around to talk with a few people about rope climbs and how they are done etc etc. Made Shane nervous, but it was all pretty safe and calm.

Wednesday
I took this day off all I did was my burpees, and that was a challenge. I am still sore from the destruction that was Monday.

Thursday
Travel day, on my way to Belize for a vacation. got those stupid burpees done, some in the morning more at the hotel. I think Kristen is going to do them with me while we are on vacation.

Friday
I decided to skip going to dinner and go workout instead. I really needed this, as I was feeling sort of sloth like after the travel and the rich foods. I went with the idea of taking it easy and just kind of going at a few lifts and getting my burpees done slowly. I started by doing a little bit of foam rolling, and taking the broom head off and using it for some overhead and stretching. As I got into it and having the gym to myself, my tunes going I kind of created a little workout.

5 Rounds
1 Man-Maker (35lbs)
10 Dumbell Chest Press (50lbs)
10 Burpees (of course)
10 Dips
1 Man-Maker (20lbs)
Rest for the time it takes you to complete the previous round.

So I really got after this doing the rounds anywhere between 2:15 and 3:20. Finished the entire thing in 27:17. I am sure that I will be sore from this tomorrow. My chest was wrecked after this.

Saturday
Slept in a bit on the day and then decided to go diving in the afternoon. When we got back I didn’t waste much time letting myself get lazy and got Kristen to come workout with me. We didn’t warm up much and just dove into the workout I made up.
10 Rounds
1 Pullup
10 Dumbbell Snatch
1 Pullup
10 Burpees
1 Pullup
10 Situps
Partner workout – Rest while they complete their round.

Kristen and I – 37:50

Anywhere between 1:30 – 2:00 minutes per round it was taking us. Felt pretty good actually. The rest was just long enough for you to start up and get after it again. I was actually more tired after we finished it seemed like then when I was actually working out.

Sunday
I went out on the deck and did some burpees and watched a movie while I dodged the sun for the day. Later that night I went out to the fitness center and did some mobility for a while, not as focused as I should have been but it was OK.

Weekly Summary
The week was one of my best from a personal standpoint. I really really worked hard on Monday. I wanted to quit so bad, I was uncomfortable, I was struggling, I was failing. But I kept with it, I kept going, I didn’t quit. Sometimes that’s the best achievement. That’s something that I only find when I’m all alone in my head and pushing.

Best part of the week was the fact that even after Monday I got right back and went Tuesday.

I am really bummed out I forgot a lacrosse ball and no one else bought one, but they do have a soft roller and I’ve been getting after it a bit.

My goal last week was to workout on vacation, I did that.
Next week I want to continue that theme and workout, I’d love to make it to the crossfit gym in Belize.

Burpee Update. Days 69-75 were this week. Completed.

Vacation Workout

Workout of the Day
10 Rounds

1 Pull-Up
10 Dumbbell Snatch (50)
1 Pull-Up
10 Burpees
1 Pull-Up
10 Situps

Partner workout – Rest while the other does their round.

Kristen and I – 37:50

Vacation Workout

Workout of the Day
5 Rounds
1 Man-Maker (35lb)
10 Dumbbell chest press (50lb)
10 Burpees
10 Dips
1 Man-Maker (20lb)

Rest for the time it took you to complete the round.

My Time 27:19

Timberwolf 112415

Workout of the Day
10 Min AMRAP
1 Rope Climb
10 Dumbbell Snatch
30 Double Unders

My Score 4Rds +11

Timberwolf 112315

Workout of the Day
Kalsu
EMOM 5 Burpees
100 Thrusters (135)

I did this scaled at 115, took me 34:45

Weekly Summary November 16th – November 22nd

November 16th – November 22nd


Monday

I am so sick of being sick. Some very slow burpees.

 

Tuesday

Went to Timberwolf, I need to workout. It was something awful too. Teams of 3, four minutes max effort. One person Rows, One Person does Burpees and One person rests. I started on the rest as I was kind of social and talking to Carl about Belize. But when this started wow… the amount of mental effort it took me to keep going was something I didn’t know I had in me.  My rows were like 60ish and then 50’s and the burpees were 47, 45, 43. I was so tired. I made little deals of rest with myself during the burpees.  Like get to this number and you can take 5 seconds off. My partners were Erin and Miles. Two people I hadn’t really worked out with much before. Erin was good at burpess, Miles was good at rowing. I was pretty in the middle of both. Between the group we did 904 reps. In my head my goal was 950 with three people. Did not meet that, but thats on me as I didn’t get much more than 320ish myself, so I needed to be stronger.

 

Wednesday

Timberwolf Crossfit night. This workout looks very doable. 15-12-9 Deadlifts, Hang Power Clean, Shoulder to overhead. 3 minutes Rest then do it 3 times. The weight was 175 for me. I really felt like going after this one RX and Level 2, so I did. The first round was OK at 2:20, I kinda felt like I could see myself hanging out at around 3:00 minutes per round.
Boy was I wrong. The second round the hang power cleans really started to kill me, and actually the shoulder to overhead were getting hard.

 

Thursday

Today back at Timberwolf for crossfit.  Tonight’s workout was going to be hard, but doable even in my insane sore condition. All three movements are things I am good at. And honestly if I wanted to sprint through this like a madman I probably could get first place (In level 1)
12 Rounds 5 Strict Pullups, 2 turkish getups, 5 pushups from plates (creates a small deficit) I am not going to hustle through the turkish, its with a dumbbell which I’m not used to and I’m not going to do them wrong or put myself at risk.

I was one of the few people do it RX, I also did pretty well with a time of 20:28. I feel good about it, because I kept moving but didn’t go stupid fast. The pullups were getting to be singles at the end, but the pushups were solid the entire way which was nice.  I am glad I went, I got my burpees done too, but boy am I sore…

 

Friday

I did not do anything today, not even a walk. I am stupid sore and sick of being sick. What a theme this week.

 

Saturday

Crossfit today and it was something… 40 Cal Assault Bike buy in then 3 Rounds 10 Burpee Box Jumps (24/20) 20 Goblet Squats, 30 situps. I haven’t been sleeping well and the assault bike destroyed me. Absolutely destroyed me. It wasn’t working for counting so I just got off when Bethany did and I kinda started a bit hot, it was just awful…  

It took me a good minute or two to start up on the burpee box jumps and I really should have stepped the first couple because I almost fell the first four of them. I was tired, and then I started to get dizzy and then I REALLY started to not feel well. I just kept going, kept feeling crappy. I actually finished in 19:50 and then pretty much left the gym.

Sunday

I went out and played some disc golf and my plan was to go to lifetime later but I ended up doing a little cooking, then watching a little bit of football for the first time and well played some board games. So I didn’t really make it there but i did have a good day!

 

Weekly Summary

Well I had an OK week considering I hadn’t been feeling well and that I was busy doing some interview stuff and working on getting a Job. I really pushed hard this week on getting to the gym and pushing myself while I was there.

The best part of the week really was how well I pushed through and am starting to get my mind right on the approach to getting to the gym.

So I spent some time this week on mobility, not as much as I wanted and I think this may end up being a constant theme of the week. I need to make this priority and work hard at it.

Last week my goal was to go to the gym 3 times, I did that three days in a row which was pretty awesome especially with a couple of those workouts, I really didn’t want to go. This week my Goal is going to be to workout while on vacation. I am sure that will be the same as my next weeks goal.

Burpee Update.  Days 62-68 were this week. I completed them all. I hate this.

Timberwolf Saturday Workout

Workout of the Day
40 Cal Assault Bike Buy In
3 Rounds
10 Burpee Box Jumps
20 Goblet Squats (32kg)
30 Sit-Ups

My time 19:50

Whitney 17:50

Timberwolf Workout

Workout of the Day
12 Rounds
5 Strict Pullups
2 Turkish Getups
5 Pushups (from plate – small deficit)

Post your scores to the Whiteboard.

Turkish getups were “weird” with a dumbbell.

Timberwolf Workout

Workout of the Day
3 Rounds
15-12-9 @ 175lbs
Deadlift
Hang Power Clean
Shoulder to Overhead

Score is Slowest Round

Post your scores to the Whiteboard.

2:20, 3:50, 4:45

Timberwolf Workout

Workout of the Day
Group Workout
4:00 Each Station (Max Effort)
3 Times at each Station
Rowing (Calories)
Burpees
Rest

My Partners were Erin and Miles

Our Score 904

My Cal rows were 60’s 50’s 50’s