Not going to lie but I’ve been having a hard time at Crossfit the past two weeks.
Last week was HORRIBLE (see examples below) but this week seems to be a tad better. 🙂
There’s a few things I need to work on, make adjustments and I know things will fall into place.
Issues, for example:
- Running fast!
WODs with 400m+ runs kills my cardio which then makes my next workout suffer, its a vicious cycle and its so frustrating.
- Making sure my elbows are up during squat cleans
- Squats in general (hip flexors and calf muscles are tight… thank you 8-9 hour desk job)
Need to try to make the adjustments:
- Stretching and foam/ball rolling more often
- Work on technique
I also gave in and bought supplements at my Crossfit box.
72€’s later and three bottles later, I’m really hoping to get something out of these.
- Better recuperation
- Better sleep
I’ve done 4 days straight of Crossfit this week and so far, the workouts have been amazing and what’s even better is that I’ve felt good about them even if they’re a bit scary at times.
Night and day one week to the next.
If I had a boyfriend, Thursday morning when I checked the WOD on my iPhone, he would of heard me saying, ”Please no running….”
Phew!!! 500m rowing… I can deal with that as i’m struggling to turn over, get up and walk to my bathroom because everything hurts.
30 seconds on, 30 seconds off for 10 minutes each workout of: rowing, box jumps, ice skaters (can’t feel my ass since Tuesday) and line sprints. Didn’t keep count of how many reps but all I know is that this one made my butt fall off.
Wednesday consisted of:
9 minutes as many reps as possible of:
1 squat clean, 1 burpee, 2 squat cleans, 2 burpees, 3 squat cleans, 3 burpees, and so on.
I got 7 rounds completed + 2 squat cleans with 55 lbs
Thurdays consisted of:
500m row under 2 minutes (le dead) + 3 rounds of: 30 sumo deadlift highpull (55lbs), 30 ring dips, 30 grasshoppers
Finished in 16 minutes 8 seconds.
Yesterday was fun because it’s 14.3 of the Crossfit Open and the workout was deadlifts and box jumps.
I started with the starting weight of 95lbs, added 15lb plates on the second and only 5 lb plates on the third.
I completed 3 rounds and 6 deadlifts of the 4th round to give a total of 96 reps.
Good News? I actually don’t mind box jumps anymore.
Another aspect I want to work harder on is… food.
Eat cleaner, good quality foods (which I do 90% of the time) but I need to not give in to that one piece of chocolate no matter how tiny the piece is.
Good fuel = Good workout
My friend Kari and I spoke about signing up for a 21 day Superhero Challenge from Miss Emily who was on MTV’s Real World, now turned into Crosffit/health goddess so we paid the 21$ (= 15€) and it starts on the 18th of March for 21 days.
THANK YOU KARI for doing this with me… 🙂
Will do the following for the next 21 days…
- Eat clean
- No alcohol (lawdddd help me…seriously this will be tough… especially )
- Take supplements every night
- No processed sugar
- Crossfit – 3 or 4 WODs + 2 weightlifting WODs + 1 mobility… a week
- 2 days off a week
- Sleep 8 hours a night
- 30 minutes/day foam/ball rolling
- Work on stringing double under’s and improve squat form
Hoping to gain muscle, feel good and get some good workout’s in!
Have a great weekend! ☺