Wednesday, December 14, 2011

""The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." -Ernest Hemingway

Spartan Shape-Up, Day 147:

It was CrossFit Day, BlogLand! I do love me some Crossfit, but I have to tell you, it does not get any easier (at least not yet) getting up in the morning to be at class for 6:45am. I started to argue with myself this morning... but got up, and did it. I'm in a good place with my training at the moment, and I am not going to break that streak. 

SOooo... Today was CrossFit.

It went like this:
Warm Up: 3 Rounds Of......
  • 400 M Ski
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Wall Balls

Whew... I tell ya. I love how Crossfit "Warm ups" are most people's workout. LOL. I am happy to report that for all three times, I did my 10 burpees without stopping, all in a row.

Then we moved on to my more favorite part - Lifting!

  • Overhead Squat: 5-3-3-1-1-1 (20#, 30#, 40#, 60#)

This is where I would like to note how much I hate any sort of overhead lifting... mostly because I'm not so good at it. haha... For some reason, my shoulders just don't do that, without a lot of objection. BUT, I do like the challenge of getting through it and trying to get better. I could've done more than the 60#, I'm sure... but I just don't feel confident in holding something over my head like that. The squat portion - no problem at all. The T-rex arms just aren't confident... YET. So, I elected to stay lighter with this one.

However, there was a rack-mishap (one of the rack heights wasn't pinned in all the way), and when I dropped my last one on the rack (60# total). One side didn't stay up, and I ended up catching the bar on the back of my shoulders - mostly where it should be... but it bounced a bit, and now I have sore spot at the bottom of my neck/top of my traps. Ouch. Ah well. Casualty of war. LOL.

Then, we move onto the WOD!

Workout: 21-15-9 Of.......
  • Sumo Deadlift High Pull (40#)
  • Knees 2 Elbows
* For Time: 6:30 min (ish)

So, Sumo Deadlift High pull is a good lift for me (no overhead!), but I'd never done it in a WOD like this... so, again, I elected for lighter, to see how I could handle it over the time span. The verdict is that 40# was definitely too light for me to really challenge myself. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't "easy"... but I definitely could've gone harder.

What made up for that was Knees to Elbows. BLEH. Again, just need to work on the strength to hang for longer periods of time. It is less my abs/core that struggle here (although, they do struggle. lol)... but more just being able to hang from bar long enough to get more than 5 in, in a row. And 5 is pushing it. GRR. Stupid arms.

THEN... just for fun... there's an: 
After Party:
  • 50 Box Jumps (16" box)
* For Time: 3:02

AH yes. Box jumps. Jumping is tricky... but there is something very simplistic about this movement. It's hard to do, especially when you're tired, but when it comes down to it, you just have to jump on the box. Step down. Jump on box. It is easy to take those one at a time, if you need to. I was pretty damn happy with 50 jumps in 3 minutes. Particularly because I used a taller box that some of my classmates (Ladies, that 12" was totally a cop-out. You know it. ).

I am feeling a bit achy today... like my 'bad' ankle is a little tweaked, and my legs are a bit sore... but, I suppose box jumps and squats and stuff will do that. Nothing a good sleep won't fix up. With that, I will leave you with a quote that made me laugh:
"Sweat is my fat cells crying."

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