London Drop in

For time:
60 Wallballs 14 lbs
50 Power Snatches 65 lbs
40 Toes to bar
30 Overhead Squats 65 lbs
20 Lateral bar over burpees
10 Bar Muscle-ups

Score: 21:11 RX

Being in a new space can be intimidating, the equipment is almost always different, bars can be slippery, but I find it great to challenge myself and see other athletes. This particular box was underground with a night club feel. It had all modern equipment and the coach got straight into the workout (my kind of coach).

3,2,1 go…..Wallballs felt fine. I did sets of 10. Snatches took forever with sets up 5. They felt very heavy and I was moving slow but stuck to my plan. Toes-to-bar I did sets of 8. This movement felt very challenging, my grip on the bar was the main issue and I struggled to hold on. Overhead squats sets of 10, I finally felt more warmed up at this point. Lateral bar burpees just got my heart rate up so I tried to say steady. Keep moving but not push too hard because the bar MU was next.

This is when the workout started to kick my ass. I failed my first 2 attempts at the bar MU. My body was beat. With the pressure of the clock ticking away I finally got a set of 2 MU after one solid minute of rest. Feeling more confident with a few MU under my belt I began to chip away until I was done. Bar MU have never felt so hard, I definitely need to do more of these under extreme fatigue like this.

Overall a fantastic workout and a great way to start the day before site-seeing, eating and drinking my way through London.

Up and Over 19.4

It was time to put see how much I have fallen off by not doing Bar Muscle ups in almost a year. Not having a pull-up rig at home makes it almost impossible to work this movement into my training, so ring pull-ups have been my substitute.

I was pleasantly surprised how smoothly “Open 19.4” went for me. The snatches were light enough to go unbroken and lower the bar directly back to the ground, which saved me some time. The first 3 rounds flew by at 3:49.

The 6:49 mark was were the workout began. Stringing together 7 bar MU’s to start was too aggressive but felt great in the moment. I jumped off and did a set of 3 to complete my first round of 10. On the nexxt 2 rounds I had to break the MUs into much smaller set of 3’s and 2’s. Round 3 was quick doubles and a single to complete the workout.

Getting over the fear of having lost my Bar Muscle ups was the most challenging part. After completing my first set I knew that I could push through for the remaining minutes of the workout.

3 Rounds:
10 Snatches (95/65lbs)
12 Bar-Facing Burpees
Then, Rest 3 Minutes before continuing With:
3 Rounds:
10 Bar Muscle-ups
12 Bar Facing Burpees
*Time cap: 12 minutes

Score: 115 (tie break 3:49)

Overall I’m happy with the my score and how this workout went. I walked having beaten the goal I had in my head (and without ripping my hands).

London Drop in

For time:
60 Wallballs 14 lbs
50 Power Snatches 65 lbs
40 Toes to bar
30 Overhead Squats 65 lbs
20 Lateral bar over burpees
10 Bar Muscle-ups

Score: 21:11 RX

Being in a new space can be intimidating, the equipment is almost always different, bars can be slippery, but I find it great to challenge myself and see other athletes. This particular box was underground with a night club feel. It had all modern equipment and the coach got straight into the workout (my kind of coach).

3,2,1 go…..Wallballs felt fine. I did sets of 10. Snatches took forever with sets up 5. They felt very heavy and I was moving slow but stuck to my plan. Toes-to-bar I did sets of 8. This movement felt very challenging, my grip on the bar was the main issue and I struggled to hold on. Overhead squats sets of 10, I finally felt more warmed up at this point. Lateral bar burpees just got my heart rate up so I tried to say steady. Keep moving but not push too hard because the bar MU was next.

This is when the workout started to kick my ass. I failed my first 2 attempts at the bar MU. My body was beat. With the pressure of the clock ticking away I finally got a set of 2 MU after one solid minute of rest. Feeling more confident with a few MU under my belt I began to chip away until I was done. Bar MU have never felt so hard, I definitely need to do more of these under extreme fatigue like this.

Overall a fantastic workout and a great way to start the day before site-seeing, eating and drinking my way through London.

Did Not Finish

Getting a score of DNF next to my name is challenging, especially when I know I could have completed the last 3 reps of the workout.

This post is humbling and I contemplated whether I should post it. After much thought, I decided I wanted to be as authentic as possible even if it wasn’t my best performance.

This mornings workout was rare, I was able to exercise at the CrossFit box I use to train in, and occasionally coach at. I happened to be coaching Sunday’s classes so I decided to get a workout in before classes started.

Whenever I get to workout in a fully equipped gym my main objective is to use equipment I don’t have at home and to lift heavier than I could at my house (since I can’t drop the weights from overhead at home). This was the workout I decided to tackle:

For time:
27 Cals on the rower, 27 Toes-to-bar
21 Cals on the rower, 21 Chest-to-bar
15 Cals on the rower, 15 Bar Muscle ups
Directly into……..
8 Clean and Jerks @ 110lbs
4 Clean and Jerks @ 123lbs
2 Clean and Jerks @ 135lbs
1 Clean and Jerks @ 145lbs

Score: DNF

This style of workout had me excited. It was the perfect combination of lifting and gymnastics. Everything was moving along fine until the first clean at 135lbs. I pulled the bar 3 inches off the ground and my back lit up. I immediately dropped the bar. This type of back spasm has happened 2 times before so I was familiar with the feeling. It’s a minor injury that I know will heal, but not being able to complete a workout I had set my eyes on really bothered me.

For the next week I will be avoiding any hinging and heavy weights. I will also be making an appointment for a Physical therapist, which makes me feel old. lol.