I’d already worked out 4 days in a row, but screw it, let’s make it 5. I didn’t want to miss strength squat day at the gym since I don’t have a rack to do squats at home yet.
Before lunch I went out to the garage to test one of the competition workouts.
- 5 Deadlifts (185#)
- 10 Hand Release Burpees
The pull to get the first rep on each round of deadlifts was tougher than I expected and I could gain some time by repping them out faster. I did a time of 4:28 without any warm-up at all. Warmed up and pushing it, I think I can break under 4 minutes in the competition. It was good to try this out and see how it feels.
I went in to the 5:30pm class so I had a little more time to rest from yesterday’s WOD and I’m glad I did, because it was a lot of the same movements.
- 15s Jumping Jacks
- 15s Air Squats
- 15s Mountain Climbers
- 15s Jump Squats
5×3 Front Squats
Coming out of last week only getting 2 out of 5 reps at 215#, my goal was to get all 3 reps at that weight this today. Counting the warm-up sets, here is what I did:
- 8 @ 45#
- 6 @ 115#
- 3 @ 135#
- 3 @ 155#
- 3 @ 175#
- 3 @ 195#
- 3 @ 215#
After doing 95 front squats with 95# in the Deck of Cards WOD yesterday, I’ll take today’s effort. I don’t think I could have gotten 220# up for all 3 reps, but maybe. 215# is still my PR for the front squat, so 3 reps is more than I’ve done. I should be able to set a solid PR on my 1RM next week.
- Power Clean
- Front Squat
- Push Press
- Back Squat
- Push Press
There’s something consisting of these movements called the Bear Complex, which is 7 rounds through without stopping. We did 30 rounds of the cycle instead and we were allowed to combine elements. For instance, we could do a squat clean thruster to take care of the first 3 movements and then a back squat thruster for the last two. This made it a lot easier.
Since I did most of these movements on their own yesterday, I wanted to go light today and try to fly through it. I loaded the bar with 85#. It turned out to be too easy and I finished in 6:43. So then I went up to 95# and knocked out another 10 reps. With the weight I used, I really liked these, but I probably wouldn’t say the same thing if I had gone a lot heavier.
- 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 T2B
- 30s Side Plank (one side each round, switch sides for the next round)
I did all of the T2B unbroken, but ripped my right pinky on the middle portion of my finger. First time I’ve ever ripped anything there.
The weather is supposed to be great tomorrow so I plan to go golfing and will definitely be taking a rest day from CrossFit.