12 September 2016 – WeightLift(ed)

Yup. Its been forever. I have been training though, just not blogging about it.

Alot has happened since my last post. Had some good goals set, which included getting a sub 25 on the 5km.Managed to achieve that in the dead of winter which was pretty cool. But after that, kinda fell off the wagon and lost a bit of that fitness. That regression caused other goal related activities to suffer. Which wasn’t great.

I’ve realized that this is a really important part of my goal setting (motivation) process so it needs to be done again. Here’s what went down.

@ 50 kg

5 min EMOM
3 Deadlift
2 Power Clean
1 Front Squat

10 min EMOM
4 Deadlift
3 Power Clean
2 Front Squat

10 min EMOM (added 5kg = 55kg)
4 Deadlift
2 Hang Squat Clean

THEN

@ 40kg

3 Rounds:
Max Strict Press
Max Push Press
3 Split Jerk

So the aim of this exercise was to fatigue the shoulders, to give the illusion that you’re split jerking a heavy weight when you’re actually not. It really does feel like it’s super heavy. So it’s great for getting the body ready for heavier weights going forward.

After the 1st round you really feel it.

Round 1:
5 strict press
5 push press

Round 2:
5 strict press
5 push press

Round 3:
4 strict press
4 push press

Really effective workout. Posture has improved drastically as well since then.

9 December 2015 – Strength Of A Wolf

Officially a wolf – signed up for Crossfit Wanderers. Awoooh! Excited for this new chapter of learning and growing ๐Ÿ™‚

Warmup:
Oly Warmup
6 reps
2 rounds

Deadlift
Straight Leg Deadlift
Bent Over Row
2nd Pull
Upright Row
Front Squat
Press

1 lap run

Strength

Deadlift + Power Clean + Front Squat

10 + 3 + 3ย @ 50% (35kg)

7 + 2 +ย 3ย @ 60% (40kg)

4 + 4 + 3 @ 70% (45kg)

2 + 2 + 3 @70% (50kg)

1 + 1 + 2 @ 80% (60kg)

 

Burpees + Push Press + Pushups

14 + 5 + 5 @50% (30kg)

12 + 4 + 6 @60% (40kg)

10 + 3 + 7 @70% (50kg)

10 + 2 + 7 @70% (50kg)

10 + 1 + 7 @70% (50kg)

THEN

EMOM
6 minutes

7 Front Squat (80kg/60kg) (I did this @ย 60kg)
70 Double Unders
7 – 10 strict pullups (Couldn’t even manage 3 in a row)

2 September – Wheelhouse

Strength
Strict press
1ร—5 70% (40kg)
1ร—5 80% (45kg)
1ร—2 85% (50kg)
1ร—3 90% (45kg)
1ร—1 100% (45kg)

I stayed at 45kg as the 50kg was causing me to lean back, which could result in a nasty back injury. So kept the ego in check by lowering the weight and focusing on technique.

Then:

Work up to Max weight for the complex
1 Thruster
1 Push-press
1 Push-jerk

I got to 60kg and failed on the push press at 70kg. Happy with that (for now).

WOD
3 rounds
60 Double Unders
30 Wallballs (10,7)
20 Deadlifts (80,50)
Level 2- (70,45) 20 Wallballs, 30 Double unders
Level 1- (50,35) 120 Singles, 20 WB, 15 Deadlifts

I loved this WOD! I think these movements are ‘in my wheelhouse’, as they say. It was challenging, but I felt like I could push it at an intensity that worked me but I could still think about my strategy for the next round/movements.With the double unders, I tried to get them unbroken as much as possible, but split it into 30-30(R1), 20-20-20 (R2) and 10-10-10-10-10-10(R3), Wallballs were split into 15 x 2 for round 1 and 10 x 3 for the remaining rounds. Deadlifts, were pretty easy so just had 10 x 2 on all rounds. Dunno if my time is competitive but I’m happy that I could smash that WOD ๐Ÿ™‚

Time: 16:30 (Rx)

Core Cash out on your own time after class
Alternating Tabata (20 sec L sit, 10 sec rest then 20 sit up, 10 sec rest alternating between the two for 8 minutes)
L-Sit Hold on Pull up Bar
Sit ups (no arm throw)

Conditioning *optional if you want to do more work.
Rowing
3 Rounds
Row 250m
Row 500m
Row 750m
Rest 1:1

Didn’t get to the rowing portion but the core cashout, wow. Mid section for days! Great WOD ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚