Functional Reminder

Got the window units out today as the media freaks out about the heat in the Northeast. As if the rest of the country cares. Anyway, we have two ACs and one is significantly larger and unwieldy. Or, at least it used to be. I hiked that bastard up two flights of stairs in the heat and didn’t sweat. Thank you CrossFit. You make awkward, heavy shit not so heavy, and me not so awkward.

PS Today’s 25lb bench press PR was a bonus. Guess that lift heavy and eat the mess outta everything advice is paying off.

I’ve got a SNATCH.
I know, it’s taken me all morning to get comfortable with the idea too.  But, for a self-taught hack like myself, it’s a big deal to be told that my form was good.  Especially that my snatch form was good.  Didn’t attempt any serious weight and continued to work on form (115# for 2 reps).  Need to explode more when the bar is at the knees.
Starting to like it when the trainer comes by and just nods.  Must be doing something right.  Either that, or he’s clueless.  I’ll assume he knows what to look for.
Now to figure out how to get work done when ESPN3 is showing the Central East Regional at 1:30.  Looking forward to all the coverage this weekend.

I’ve got a SNATCH.

I know, it’s taken me all morning to get comfortable with the idea too.  But, for a self-taught hack like myself, it’s a big deal to be told that my form was good.  Especially that my snatch form was good.  Didn’t attempt any serious weight and continued to work on form (115# for 2 reps).  Need to explode more when the bar is at the knees.

Starting to like it when the trainer comes by and just nods.  Must be doing something right.  Either that, or he’s clueless.  I’ll assume he knows what to look for.

Now to figure out how to get work done when ESPN3 is showing the Central East Regional at 1:30.  Looking forward to all the coverage this weekend.

Humble Pie

After moving through the WOD quickly on Monday, today’s pull-ups deflated the ego quite a bit.

3 rounds for time of:

400 meter row

21 24kg Kettle Bell swings

12 Pull-ups

14:37 in all.

Good to have some encouragement from the coach at the box but those pull-ups need work in a hurry.  Rowing?  Yes, more please.

Aw hail.
As a crossfitter that follows main site WODs, I haven’t done The Chief before.  Today I got after it with the all the (not to get too political) justified indignation that the Native Americans must feel.  I tried to imagine being one of them on Columbus Day.  The result (Rx):
3 rounds, 3 cleans, and 3 pushups | 3 rounds | 3 rounds | 3 rounds | 2 rounds, 1 clean
That last clean was so nasty in terms of form that I just had to stop.  All in all, I’m a sweaty mess and I loved it.  Many thanks to Chief Running Antelope for the inspiration.  I don’t think that Pawnee head dress looks right either.

Aw hail.

As a crossfitter that follows main site WODs, I haven’t done The Chief before.  Today I got after it with the all the (not to get too political) justified indignation that the Native Americans must feel.  I tried to imagine being one of them on Columbus Day.  The result (Rx):

3 rounds, 3 cleans, and 3 pushups | 3 rounds | 3 rounds | 3 rounds | 2 rounds, 1 clean

That last clean was so nasty in terms of form that I just had to stop.  All in all, I’m a sweaty mess and I loved it.  Many thanks to Chief Running Antelope for the inspiration.  I don’t think that Pawnee head dress looks right either.

Day one at a real CrossFit gym and I loved it.  Trainer Merle over at CrossFit 033 is a pro and the class did not disappoint.  He put the training wheels on a bit and didn’t let me go with the Rx weight but I’m hoping next time he will.  One advantage of lighter weight was that I came in third in the class, a nice little confidence booster despite the asterisk. 
WOD:
5 rounds for time of
15 x 75# Thrusters (Rx 95/65)
Run 400 meters
16:43 in all
Also got to warm up with rope climbs.  Twice up was huge just because I’ve never climbed rope in my life - ever.  I was that weak kid in middle school gym class who just cried at the sight of the ropes being lowered in the gym.  Ha ha!  RIP Awkward chubby kid.

Day one at a real CrossFit gym and I loved it.  Trainer Merle over at CrossFit 033 is a pro and the class did not disappoint.  He put the training wheels on a bit and didn’t let me go with the Rx weight but I’m hoping next time he will.  One advantage of lighter weight was that I came in third in the class, a nice little confidence booster despite the asterisk. 

WOD:

5 rounds for time of

15 x 75# Thrusters (Rx 95/65)

Run 400 meters

16:43 in all

Also got to warm up with rope climbs.  Twice up was huge just because I’ve never climbed rope in my life - ever.  I was that weak kid in middle school gym class who just cried at the sight of the ropes being lowered in the gym.  Ha ha!  RIP Awkward chubby kid.

You OK?

I’ve been CrossFitting for the better part of 3 years and some people still react like there might be something wrong with me. Like getting stronger and eating right is cause for legitimate concern. How messed up is that!?!?