Today I was feeling weak. The bar felt super heavy, and even picking up the plates to load them felt heavy. I still made one squat at 300 pounds.
My heavy squats for today seemed impossible before I even started, but I ended up making the minimum number of reps.
Yes, I am still squatting and lifting. It’s been pretty routine, so I’ve not been thinking much about posting. Today, even though I was a bit off center under the bar, they felt pretty good for as heavy as the weight was.
WODs needn’t be complicated or heavy. After a feeble night’s sleep, we did a simple body weight only partner WOD today before going to Joy’s
Today was squat day and I was actually feeling tired. Once I got under the bar I knew it would be a great day!
Today was a good day. We got the vault WOD done together outside this morning. Later on in the afternoon, I decided to get my squats done early. The squats were very heavy, and I did better than I expected.
Today was a good day for me in the home gym. My legs were feeling pretty tired but I still got one squat at three hundred pounds
I was feeling pretty good this morning. I was anxious to get a WOD in before we did anything else. I ended up getting my deadlifts in too.
My back, well, more my side, has been nagging me a bit for the past week or so. For that reason, I have been staying on the conservative side for my lifts and WODs. I did that again today, but the heavy deadlift felt pretty good.
I did not sleep enough last night. My brain woke me up in the middle of the night, then I just found myself wide awake. Eventually, I just got up and drank my coffee. Went and did my heavy squats at about eight this morning.
I have been feeling a bit tired today. I was excited about getting at my back squats this morning, so I got out into the garage as soon as I thought it was reasonable. They felt crushingly heavy, but I got them done.
The deadlifts for today felt pretty heavy, but they felt great. I did the bare minimum of five reps due to blisters on my hand from a long row the other day. The WOD was deceivingly tough, but in a good way.
Today was one of those days that I didn’t feel like doing shit. I woke up feeling tired and had a slightly stuffy head. Just enough shit in my throat to feel annoyed.
Today was a mentally slow day for me. I drank plenty last night while I watched the Superbowl. As always, that led to poor sleep.
Today’s WOD sort of repeat WOD. It had the same doublet of movements, but different numbers and a slightly different format. I was disappointed at my result at first until I relaxed that last time I used a lighter dumbbell.
Today was a great day for the first week of back squats in the new cycle. Shortly after that, I figured I would give one of the regular versions of the Vault WOD a try and surprised myself on it.
Today was a great day for my 1+ AMRAP back squats. They Felt Great. The first attempt at a WOD didn’t feel so great, and I changed my mind on it.
I don’t normally do box jumps here in the home gym because we don’t have enough room for me to safely fail in my normal failure modes. The risk with me being legally blind is pretty high to and usually just isn’t worth it to me. Today I did them for the WOD and really did enjoy them. I do love jumping.
Crossfit gym prices have gotten out of hand. I get that it costs a lot to open and run a gym but they don’t have to get into the shady tactics and contract games.
Today I decided to do something different. I rowed ten thousand meters on the Concept 2 for the endurance WOD. It was a little slower than I had hoped but I never really pushed it either.
We just finished watching the Crossfit games. We didn’t know what to expect from it with all of the pandemic shit going on. We really enjoyed watching the games though.
I had an great day for my startng strength today. Everything felt great. I also got in a tough WOD folr me too. It’s an example of aN awesome dry in the garage.
I am definitely back in the swing of things with my lifting nolw. I’ve been doing it but having some reluctance.
With fall arriving and bringing cooler weather I think that I’m going to give my twenty rep squats another try.
It’s been feeling good to get back into the swing of things. I did my starting strength today then I did a five thousand meter row.
After my quad thing a little bit ago I finally feel like my leg is back to one hundred percent. It felt better quickly but not it feels normal.
I have known for a long time that you should weight to turn on a refrigerator after moving it. Today I read a post explained why that is the case. It’s great to learn something new.
Today was a rough day for my lifting. It was hot and humid and I was hungry. I didn’t sleep well thanks to drinking last night. Still Im happy with the day. I made the squats!
One thing that I love about repeating WODs is when you have improvements. I had a significant improvement on the repeat WOD I did today.
Some days are like today went. It was one of those days when my heavy squats actually felt light and easy. I wish more days went like this.
Some days are slow and rough with lifting. Today was definitely one of those day. It’d be boring if every day was easy.
My last strength session felt pretty rotted. Today it felt great. These Great days are always nice after a tough one.
My last lifting session felt pretty tough. Today was the opposite. Everything felt excellent.
I’ve never used a belt for my lifts and really haven’t ever even felt the need for one. I’ve been curious though and considering buying one to try it out. It can’t hurt to have another tool in the toolbox.
I really had low expectations for my lifting today. My quad started cramping shortly before I was ready to head into the garage. My lifts all felt good though.
My lifting felt great today. I didn’t do everything since I knew I had to carry the new toys into the house. Our dumbbells were delivered!
Recently I have been feeling pretty run down but today I wasn’t feeling as bad. My strength went pretty well. I may do my first WOD since Friday if I’m feeling up to it later.
I did this weeks Street Parking sandbag WOD. It was pretty much an exercise in Murphy’s Law. I slipped and twisted my ankle on sweat doing lunges. Had trouble visually and a disappointing time. It was still a great workout.
I saw an interesting post on Reddit about Crossfit punishment. Our old gym did the burpee punishment for not putting equipment away. The thing is everyone was “punished” for the same person that couldn’t be bothered to put his shit away and he wasn’t even there for the burpees.
If there is one thing I can always count on it’s the raging appetite the day after a deadlift WOD. Not matter how much I eat it doesn’t seem to help.
Today was another nice spring day. That mean we could do a WOD on the patio. I took my box out there to do box jumps! I love box jumps but don’t have the space to safely do them inside in case I miss..
I decided to do the last 300 burpees I had to do for my stupid thousand burpee month challenge I stupid said I’d do with Molly. I only did it to help her through them. I could think of better ways to spend my time for fitness.
have been genuinely thankful that we have our garage gym set up now. I am even more grateful now with the pandemic and things that being closed. Our gym never closes.
I still remember and think of the kind words that Mike Jenkins, the strongman had said to me. He just seemed to be such a genuine person.
After doing the WOD this morning I realized the bench was out of the way i figured I’d try some pull ups. They felt pretty good aFter being sloppy for a while. I could never do pull ups until I was nearly 40 year old.
I am not officially signing up for the open but I am still going to do the WODs as a test. I got 20.1 done and in the books.
We’ve been in a long run with getting into Crossfit for many reasons. The big one was scheduling. We discovered Street Parking cheap aNd fun programming earlier this month and have enjoyed it.
I am debating on whether I want to sign up for the Crossfit open this year or not. I will never win or qualify but I like to use it as a way to push myself for best possible scores.
I’ve been trying to get my cardio back to where it was last winter. Last year I did a lot of rows and it did wonders for me.
I like some hero WODs from Crossfit as benchmarks. Dt was one that I really liked. It was a tough fight the first time I did it. This time I did it with 135 pounds instead of 95 pounds and much more quickly too.
I have been on the hunt for a 32 kg kettlebell for the garage. The normal place we got them before locally changed the coating and I didn’t like it. I bought a Kettlebell Kings one and really like it.
Grace is one of my favorite benchmark WODs. probably because it’s the first one I really tried and did so poorly at very early on in Crossfit up at Mike Jenkin’s Crossfit Gamma. Today we re did it and i got a big PR on it.
I rowed a half marathon for the first time today. I wanted to do it for a while and decided today would be the day. I didn’t die but it was not very nice.
I upgraded my birthday burpees to burpee pull-ups. I wanted to do something more challenging with it.
Yesterday in Crossfit we redid the 14.1 Crossfit open WOD I had a score of 98 this time around versus I think 70 from last year. My snatches were ugly back then. It really got me thinking about the improvements I’ve been making.
I am still doing Crossfit. I’m signed up for the Crossfit open again to challenge myself for new things.
I am legally blind, and I have been doing Crossfit. I will make some posts on here about how my visual impairment challenges me for different Crossfit movements and aspects.