Todays warmup was not and is not my jam…. Everything about it I’m bad at / or hurts. Doubles, not great at them and being distracted today did not help. Then we did bridge ups, pike sit-ups and wall squats. I focused on the wall squats and stretching. I am not great at pike situps… I can’t touch my toes over my head.
For the skill we were to work on front squats. I got my lifting shoes on and I didn’t expect much. Jason came over asked me “if it was a heavy lifting day” I said no. He then gave me some good tips (I think) on my injury. And I was just doing some sets. Started at 45, felt ok. Got on some 135, couple sets. Front squats absolutely wreck my wrists. I got up and did a 165 set of 5 then a 185 set of 5 then set of 3 and Suddenly I started feeling great. I got in at a 205, at 3 reps 215 couple sets of 2 then set up and went 235 and set of two and then added 30lbs 265 for a set of three and it felt great.
Overall some tightness, and some pain but over all I felt good.
Workout of the Day
Find your 3 rep max.
2 Sec Pause at bottom
10 Min AMRAP
3-6-9-12 (if you get done start at 3)
Front Squat 135/95
Push Press 135/95
OK I want to do well on this. I want to get 90, so I am going to go pretty hard. The first two sets I crush pretty good, and I want to beat everyone in the room, I am going to push hard through these next sets… TO my surprise I went through all of the 9th set unbroken too, I couldn’t believe it… In my head I was going to stop but I didn’t
The 12 set was pretty hard, I really wanted to do better at it but I broke up the push presses into four sets of 3.. My shoulders were burning… The burpees murdered me…
Some good things, I squat clean every first rep. I do not ever drop the bar before doing some push press. I was way over my goal.
Some bad things, I rested like 30 seconds after finishing the set of 3 on the second set.
For the first time in a very long time I felt absolutely great about my workout today. I left feeling awesome. The thing about crossfit, its this roller coaster ride some days its up some days its down. A friend was telling me about a blog she follows and it said it reminded her of me. And the big key was showing up. And its true, I show up. When the coach says to do something I do it, when they give fine little pointers and see things I don’t I really try to listen. That makes days like today feel so good. Just one thing missing… But over all I feel really good about today, and myself. I’m sure tomorrow will crush me.
My Score: 106