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Today was supposed to be my day off, but my team member offered me to do a workout with her and as I know that she need to learn to push harder and to work faster, I could not resist. However, I came to gym just to do that WOD and nothing else, to let myself rest properly.

The WOD that we decided to do was posted on official crossfit website last Saturday and even though there are different weights for girls (95#/75#), we decided to take up challenge and make it with guys weights. That was challenging, however, it was more challenging for the different exercises than I imagined. I really struggled with overhead squats and back squats and front squats. Melissa also forgot to write on the board 20 Push press@95#, so we made 380reps instead of 400reps.

My time was 32:10mins and Melissa’s 43:45mins. Here is the WOD:

20 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
20 Sit-ups
20 Box jump, 24″ box
20 Push-ups
135 pound Clean, 20 reps
20 Double-unders
20 Thrusters, 35 pound dumbbells
20 Pull-ups
95 pound Overhead squat, 20 reps
20 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 poods
95 pound Push press, 20 reps
20 Dips
95 pound Sumo deadlift high pull, 20 reps
20 Burpees
135 pound Back squat, 20 reps
20 GHD sit-ups
20 Walking lunge steps
135 pound Deadlift, 20 reps
20 Knees to elbows
135 pound Front squat, 20 reps

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WOD 9th of June

Today I went to Crossfit training and it was nice to be back after a bit more than a week of break. The reason why I chose to take a break was, because I did not wanted to get cold as I though that all workouts, due to gym reconstruction, would be only outside and it was raining almost all week. But, finally I managed to get there and for the first time I got there by my bike, which is an excellent way to make a warm-up.

Todays WOD consisted traditionally of 2 WODs which were both time challenge. I have to say, that I am happy to announce that even though I don’t like running, I don’t suck at it and I run pretty fast, well, at least comparing to the the others today as we all started at the same time and only couple guys were faster than me. For me it is a great encouragement, because I always thought that not only I don’t like running, but I also suck at it. Yuppy!

WOD1 – 3 rounds of:

  • 400m run
  • 20 KB tappers (35lb)
  • 30m burpee broad jump (come back by running backwards)
  • 30 squat (35lb)

it was really hard to run after making 30 squats, but even though I did not start being fastest, I needed up finishing first, though, of course, guys had 53lb kettle bells, so it does not mean that I am strongest 🙂 My time was 17:38 min. and the guy after me finished 17:39min 🙂

WOD2 was3 rounds of:

My time was 5:33min. This time I wasn’t the fastest, but still I was pround of making it really fast. And I have to admit that riding a bike made my legs even stronger, because I was surprised how easy it was to make 16lb wall balls, when before I was always kind of struggling with them.

That was my workout of the day which I really enjoyed. Tomorrow plans for some yoga (in the park there will be over 350 yogis doing yoga session tomorrow, so I plan to join them, though I haven’t practised any yoga since Barcelona) and defence wall rock climbing as it is at the same park 🙂

Crossfit and Rock climbing

Yesterday I went to climb in the gym as this is kind of tradition on Sundays to have breakfast with friends (usually pancakes) and then head to indoor rock climbing gym to burn all those pancakes 🙂 It was especially fun yesterday, because on Saturday they had a competition, so they changed all the routes and it meant totally new problems to climb. I had a bet with one friend to make the first 20 routes and we both
succeeded. I have to say that I felt much stronger than before. I believe it is related with cross fit training that I just started recently as it is really strength and endurance training, both of them are invaluable in climbing.

Today I head to my Crossfit training and WOD (workout of the day) was:

  • 100 wall balls (I used 12 lb)
  • 100 kettlebell swings (35lb)
  • 100 ring dips (used an elastic band to support myself)
  • 100 abs

My time was 24.50 and time limit was 30 minutes. So, I think I did pretty good job. I really like competing with others as it pushes my limits incredibly. Tomorrow climbing again 🙂