So, last month of August started and I have been working out hard, though feeling that not as good as I could do. I feel that I somehow do not reach my potential and it is kind of frustrating. As usually, I do go to CF 3 times a week and I also try to do workouts from “Give them cold steel” either at home or in the gym. I liked Saturday’s Workout, because it was of 3 parts and AMRAP of 8mins.
- 15 shoulders to overhead (75lbs)
- 30 push ups
- Result – 2+22rounds
- 5 deadlifts (205lbs)
- 60m broad jump (killer 🙂 )
- Result – 3+5 rounds
- 15 KB swing (53lbs)
- 30 V-sits
- Result – 4+6 rounds
I was glad that I don’t come to the first classes of the day, because then I can see what others have done and what I have to beat. And I am glad when there are results of some strong girls, because then my goal is to beat. So, I had one girl in mind making Saturdays WOD and then I took my Monday class at the same time when she had, because I wanted to know with whom I am competing and to have a “live” competition.
So, Monday we had again 3 AMRAP, just this time 10mins each.
- 5 box jumps (26″)
- 10 push jerks (75lbs) (I have to confess that this was the only AMRAP that I made lighter weight that my “competitor” 🙂 I loaded 95lbs, but I don’t know why I was not even able to make a clean with this weight, probably had some fatique from weekend training, so had to go down on weights.
- Result: 6+30 rounds
- 15 knee squats
- 15 pull ups
- Result: 3+22 rounds (plus totally torn hands)
- 30 KB SDHP (53lbs) (kettlebell sumo deadlift high pull)
- 15 knees to bar
- Result: 3+7 rounds
So, I managed to make all AMRAPS faster than the girl I was competing with, but I was never far in front and it is amazing feeling to have someone all the time breathing in your neck.
Today I decided to go hard and make two workouts, basically one after the other. It was hard, not only physically, but also psychologically, because second part I was making all by myself and it is really much more harder to push yourself being alone than being in a group. Simply the sight of others also working hard helps a lot. I also regretted for my first part that I have had “Avocado Devilled Eggs” for breakfast, it was not smart idea, especially because it was loads of cardio and I was feeling really heavy.
However, todays training had two WODs, one classical benchmark WOD (yuppie) and the other time challenge.
WOD1 – Fight gone bad
Five exercises, performed for one minute each, with one-minute breaks given after all exercises have been completed. This grueling five-station rotation is then repeated three times per person. You count total of reps, except rowing, where calories are counted.
- Wallballs – 16lbs
- SDHP (Sumo-Deadlift-High-Pull) – 45 lbs
- box jump – 20″
- Push Press – 45 lbs
Result: 330. I have so much more to improve with this one. Hardest part was wall balls, because I really felt those eggs being a bit upset in my stomach 🙂
- 400m. run
- 40 release push ups
- 20 abdos
- 400m run
- 30 release push-ups
- 30 abdos
- 400m. run
- 20 release push ups
- 40 abdos
Then I took little break of 10-15mins. and made this workout of 3 parts:
- 2 Hang Power Cleans
- 2 Power Cleans
- 2 Cleans [squat]
rest 120secs between rounds
*no re-gripping on ground
Result: 95-95-105-105-110-115lbs. As Saturday I was not able to make clean to the shoulders to start doing press jerk I was a bit worried when started doing this WOD. But Saturday was Saturday and today is a new day. 95lbs were really light weight and I had no struggle at all with this weight. So, I kept adding little by little weights, so that I would be sure to lift them 😛
Result: 16:59mins. My hands got ripped off again and there is nothing to be done about it.
Result: no time, but lots of frustration. At around 75 double unders I was so exhausted and 200 seemed so far away that I almost started crying. I had to fight with myself to keep going, because I suck at double unders, because I was really tired, because I could not make more than 10 in a row without tripping. But little by little the number got bigger and I finished this WOD. It took me longer to make C part than to make B part, but I did finished it and then I could tap my shoulder for fighting until the end 🙂 I think todays training pushed a lot my endurance and I will feel results later.