10 Front Squats (55#)
15 Box Jumps (mod to step up)
25 Air Squats
Finished in 22:14
Cut off time was 25 minutes, so at least I finished. I couldn’t breath today, add that with front squats where the bar is pushing on my neck and you get a crappy workout. I started with 65# but dropped down to 55# in round 2. I did 5 box jumps and ended up modifying those to step ups. In the first round I was already having problems breathing. There was a lot of stopping to catch my breath. My front squats in rounds 3-5 became shallow squats too. No, I didn’t get the depth. The lower I went the more the bar pushed on my throat because I couldn’t keep my elbows up to where the bar would rest on my shoulders. Shane made the comment “I’ll take that any day, all day long.” I think he was happy I was moving instead of standing there sucking air. Everyone cheered me on, which was nice. I’m so thankful our gym is supportive. Not once have I heard a snide comment made toward anyone there. We all do the best we can and try to support the others the best we can. The best I can tell, this seems to be par for the course for all CrossFit gyms which is outstanding!
August 23rd can’t come soon enough. I’ll be able to schedule my dilation so I can breathe again!
Day 2 of no artificial sweeteners – done!
My eating was pretty spot on today too. So day 2 of Primal/Paleo done as well.
5 Squat Thrusters (65#)
15 Box Jumps (sm box)
Finished in 11:12
Since my breathing has been tough lately I originally was going to go to the next sized (taller) box and just do step ups, as I’ve done before. However, I wanted to test myself and see if I could do the box jumps. I sometimes wonder if I don’t use my trouble breathing as an excuse with myself. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t breathe well and my workouts definitely take me longer because I’m constantly trying to catch my breath, but I want to make sure that I’m pushing myself and not choosing easier options just so I have a faster time. I’ve come to accept the fact that I’m going to be last at every workout. I would rather be last at finishing a tough workout than first to plant my butt on a couch to watch tv. I refuse to let my illness (if you want to call it that) get the better of me. The hardest part is the mental aspect. If I can push through that, then I’m gonna be ok. Wheezy, but ok!
This was a short week, with Monday being a holiday, so I only had 2 CrossFit workouts. However, those two kicked my ass.
Tuesday July 5, 2011
Box Jumps (mod step ups)
25, 20, 15, 10, 5
Clean & Jerk (85#)
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Practiced ring dips (using green band) 30 reps
My breathing has been pretty rough these past couple of weeks so I decided to modify the box jumps to step ups using a taller box. Even then, this workout was hard. I felt pretty strong with the Clean & Jerks though. I think I could have done a little more weight with that few number of reps.
Thursday July 7, 2011
15 Min AMRAP
10 Deadlifts (95#)
10 Bar Facing Burpees
Freakin’ fracken burpees. This was one workout I would have liked to just stop 1/2 way through and go home. It tore me up. Afterward we practiced cleans because our form isn’t that good. I don’t think I have it down. It will take a bit. The hardest part is squating under the bar instead of trying to fling the bar up. Tomorrow is another Marathon training day followed by a free foam roller workshop at Clara and Kelly’s CrossFit gym…looking forward to the rolling!
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Pull Ups (green band)
First time I used the green band (lighter than black) and did Kipping Pull Ups in a WOD! I am so stoked to finally get on the green band. I’m not going back! I find it easier to do the pull ups without wrapping my thumb around. My push ups were strong. I need to work on doing full push ups instead of knee push ups. I used the small box on the box jumps and did ok. I should probably try the next box up.
This is the first workout I’ve had in a long time where I felt good afterward. I was tired and hot but knew I did the best I could!
Kipping Pull Ups
3 minutes per round, set number of box jumps at the beginning then as many deadlifts as possible. 1 minute rest between rounds.
Rd1: 15 Box Jumps (did step ups on taller box), 36 Deadlifts (95#)
Rd2: 20 Box Jumps/Step Ups, 20 Deadlifts (95#)
Rd3: 25 Box Jumps/Step Ups, 15 Deadlifts (95#)
Followed by Tabata Ambat Sit Ups.
While I’m still not able to do a full Kipping Pull Up with the green band, I’m getting close!
Tonight’s workout was a little different from what we’ve been doing. My Deadlift count went down each time. The last round was the hardest because my back was shredded. I ended up dropping the weight instead of tapping down. My form was starting to get sloppy when tapping. However, 71 total Deadlifts is nothing to thumb your nose at! Plus, I was doing the prescribed weight! There was a young girl and her mom that came in right when we started. The girl went to the start ramp (other gym) with the other beginners. Her mother stayed in our gym and watched. When we finished we all lied down to catch our breath. I overheard Shane say, “This is normal for after a workout.” Of course, that made me laugh. Shane decided we needed to do a Tabata Abmat Sit Up workout afterward. My lowest number was 8, which isn’t bad. It felt kinda nice on my back to stretch out on the Abmat too.
Overall, a good workout. I took yesterday off and I think that paid dividends.