11.12.12.

Today I made Outlaw training of yesterday. Well, actually just Olympic lifting part, because I could not get access to the rings due to WOD in the box (they used them for ring push ups). Istead of that, I made Elite Fit conditioning of my gym together with my team partner which is my biggest competitor so far. I beat her only by 10sec, simply because my push press was faster.

BBG:

1) Snatch: 3X1 @ 80%, 2X1 @ 85%, 2X1 @ 90%, 5X1 @ 80% – rest 60-90 sec. between each rep through sets of 90%, then 30 sec. between each rep at 80%

I based the lifts on 115#, though my maximum is 110#. GFot everything with no problem at all. 105# first snatch was a bit press out, but the second one went super nice and smooth.

2) Clean & Jerk: 3X1 @ 80%, 2X1 @ 85%, 2X1 @ 90%, 5X1 @ 80% – rest 60-90 sec. between each rep through sets of 90%, then 30 sec. between each rep at 80%

Based on 145#. My jerk is coming back after not feeling confident for a while finally I feel the drive.

Conditioning:

18-6-12
Handstand push ups
Push press@65#

9-3-6
Chest to bar pull ups
Sumo deadlift high pulls
Time: 6:57min.

 

What’s on this week and my new classes

 

Yesterday when I was in a gym, I found out that for September there will be free classes in gymnastic, strongmen and weight lifting, so I got all really excited about that, especially because I was complaining all the time about my lack of technique. Seems like my complains were heard of in some sense and I will have a chance to improve. But that also means, that it will be much more pressure for me to handle all the training, dividing time for extra classes, outlaw training and regular crossfit classes, plus I decided from this week on to add some skill work to my part. I took this idea from one blogger from Denmark and hopefully it will make me stronger. She is doing that every week, I believe since the beginning of the year, so I will copycat it, as before Crossfit I had no idea about training and now I want to get as strong as possible to have a good appearance in the Open, then hopefully regionals and then, if I will be really really good and strong….who knows…maybe The Games. But for now, I will just do all that is in my power to get myself as good as it gets.

Weekly skill plan looks  like that:

  weekly goal
Butterfly pull-ups 60
MU (banded or not) 25
Bar MU (banded or not) 25
T2B 60
HSPU 25
Strict Pull-Ups 30
Dips/ring dips 60
Push-ups 90
Sit-ups 90
Back ext. 90
DB presses 25
DU x 50 reps 6
Handstand walk 50” 3
Pistols 30
Kipping C2B PU 10
Handstand 3mins.
Run 5km
Swim 2km
Burpees 100

And….today is Thursday and I still have tone left to do and I don’t know how I will incorporate swimming, but I will try though. As for my past training days, they were nice. Monday workout I already posted, so you know how it went with “Diane”. Tuesday I had my Outlaw training and started working on my skills, which I will post here to make sure I am following up myself 🙂 For Outlaw I had to establish a 1RM Back Squat, which ended up being 185#. I tried couple time 205#, but went too much down and could not get up. I could count it, if I would not care about making sure that my ass is below my knees 🙂 But I did take “a walk” with 245# :).

Conditioning part was:

1. 1 minute max. effort (ME) burpees: 22

2. 1 attempt ME unbroken Muscle Ups: 2 (with band and it was super hard to connect them)

3. Run 1 Mile: 7:25min. (Yey….my new record…I get faster and faster each time when I run, but I usually don’t run, so it’s bad).

Yesterday I had my Crossfit training and Outlaw Training. This time I decided to make Outlaw training before, because it always require so much strength that I don’t have anymore if I make Crossfit class before.

Outlaw training Tuesday:

Strength
  • 15 minutes to establish a 1RM Bench Press. Made 150#, which is my body weight, so it is highest weight so far that I pushed with my arms. Super happy about that. Though it was a funny process. Because I reached 135lbs in first 5mins. and then just strugled to get more weight and kept failing. Tried to take longer breaks, nothing worked. One minute left, gave last chance with 140#. Took deep breath, concentrated and got it. Got super excited, took 145# and made it, then took 150# and made it. I went overtime though, but that’s not that important. For first time I used my climbing breathing and concentration technique for weightlifting and it worked!
  • 15 minutes to establish a 1RM Weighted Strict Pullup. Notes: The pullup should begin with a 3 second pause with the arms fully extended, hanging beneath the bar.Made 35# with 15# vest and weights added all around. Tried to get 50#, but failed 🙂
Conditioning
Row 2k: 8:11min. that’s great, because I aimed to be less than 8:15min. Worked a lot with experimenting different stuff to see how it affects the speed, such as: speed of pulling, speed of returning, hand position, leaning back angle.  Last time when I rowed a month ago it was 8:26min, so this is my new record.
For Crossfit class  we had broad jump skills to make that was to jump 30m. in least jumps possible. I made it in 14 jumps. Some guy made it in 11!!!! how is that possible? 🙂
Then there was bloody WOD that tore of skin of my pinky and middle finger, because of snatches. It was hard workout, very hard mentally to keep going and not to stop, but I made it and made it in time cap which was 25mins and that was what pushed me through the last round (clock on my side with seconds piling and minutes changing closer and closer to 25min) 🙂
20-10-20-10 reps of:
  • box jumps 60cm/~24″
  • slamboat rope
  • Push press@75#
  • Power Snatch@75#

I almost wanted to cry, but I learned to make 10 push press in a row pretty well and to make 5 snatches unbroken and really fast, so that was good practise day.

Today was supposed to be my rest day, but I went for gymnastics class as I mentioned at the beginning, because I just want to take all that I can. I got to practise muscle up swing, which I never knew exactly how to make and also some handstand of the wall and some nice warm up exercises. That was super nice and inspiring 🙂

WOD 17th June

Are you good at double unders?

I am not, so I am glad that last week I decided to tackle that problem and
at least learned how to make single jump, double unders, single, double-unders. I am still not able just to
do double unders without having single jump in between. However, last week, I was happy when I managed to make 20 jumps without stopping. Guess what was the WOD of today? a million double unders….literally…I could choose to make single jumps, but decided to slay this dragon and better not to be the fastest but go with double unders…So, todays WOD:

Time cap 40mins:

  • 500 double unders
  • 1500m row (on 10th difficulty)
  • 150m over hear walking lunges (30lbs)

I did manage to fit into the time cap and made it in 37:37min. walking lunges were super hard after all these jumps and it was raining as crazy and we had to do it outside. Not to mention that I was already soaking wet when I arrived to the gym and obviously did even have a change of socks with me. But, as I always say: “C’est la vie”. I had to make back home anyway in the same pouring rain, so what difference does it make. It is still raining now 🙂

For a finisher we had:

AMRAP 6 mins.

Result: 3 rounds. Finished just before time finished. Now I am limiting my rest intervals and try to go either unbroken for or rest 5 secs. After making a round, I took like 10-15secs. break. It really makes all the difference. I felt much more energized towards the end than at the beginning. I planned to make other WOD, but the Crossfit room was occupied, so I decided to save my energy for tomorrow training, as I am leaving tomorrow to visit my parents in law, so now I am kind of imitating Crossfit games with my training intensity. I tried to make a back squat yesterday holding Keven on my shoulders, but still not strong enough. Hopefully next week 🙂 Then I would have reached 180 lbs of live weight. I am able to carry him around though pretty easily now 🙂

 
 

WOD 14th June

I think today was one of the most physically intense days that I had for a while. Having in mind my bike ride to work that is 17km mostly uphill, I decided to take a Crossfit class after work today. To get to the gym googlemaps were showing 20km and it was definitely an interesting ride and I am glad that I wrote down the streets before leaving, because my iPod map of course decided to drop pin somewhere by itself and erase my route 🙂 it took me 50mins. to get to the gym and I arrived 15mins. before class started. Obviously, I decided to skip warm-up which included running, as I think 50mins. of intense riding is more that enough for the body to warm up.

Todays training consisted of 2 AMRAP of 15mins: 

WOD1:

  • 20 box jumps (decided to go with guys and took 29″ height)
  • 20 wall balls (again, following guys with black ball of 20 lb)
  • 20 burpees
  • 400m rowing (on the hardest scale)
Result: 2+25 rounds.

I told myself that I will start going on heavier equipment from next week, but as there was an opportunity, I decided to try out the 20lb wall ball, having in mind how easily I was doing 16 lb previous trainings. It is definitely harder, but much more rewarding. Regarding box jumps, I have already done 29″ box so it wasn’t that hard and rowing is not a big deal for me.

WOD2:

  • 5 Floor press (95lb)
  • 10 handstand push ups (did pike press)
  • 15 release push ups
  • 10 roll abs
Result: 3+31 rounds

Actually I tried to make 115lb floor press, but as I have done floor press only once before, I think I overestimated myself, because I was not able to lift it 🙂 So, ended up changing weight to 95lb that was quite doable 🙂 As for handstand pushups I still need to practise them and I did not feel that I would be able to make them after floor press and even if I would make them first round there was no way I could see myself making them second round. Anyways, my plan is to try to make them tomorrow after training and see how it will go.

After training I still had to get back home and go steep uphill, I have to say that my legs were a bit shaky, but all went fine and it was soooo good to take a long warm shower to release the muscle tension. I wonder what will be tomorrow’s training 🙂