Time Cap

Workout:
Team of 2:
3 rounds
400-meter run (together)
50 Bar Facing Burpees
9 Rope Climbs

Directly into:
21 Clean and Jerks (115/85 lbs)
21 Clean and Jerks (135/95 lbs)
21 Clean and Jerks (155/105 lbs)
21 Clean and Jerks (185/125 lbs)
21 Clean and Jerks (205/135 lbs)

Score: 66 reps of the Clean and Jerks

This workout is all about the Clean and Jerks. We finished the first part in 15 minutes flat, which gave us 15 minutes to get in as many C&J as possible. My partner and I decided to do single on the jerks which was the right strategy for us. These reps were slow and felt very heavy from the beginning.

My main focus was on my bracing, breathing and keeping my form while I was under such fatigue.

Overall great workout, and a perfect combination after not touching a barbell for a few weeks.


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.