I slept very poorly and have been feeling pretty shitty all day. Somehow, my squats felt great still.
My hand’s been feeling normal, so I thought today was a good day to pick up where I left off on my deadlifts.
I got my back squats in today, but damn if that bar didn’t feel heavy. The weight was only moderate, but it felt like a single.
My hand felt fine today. It’s not sensitive at all, so I wanted to test it out on a WOD. It was going to be a WOD that’s more than nothing, but it turned into a fun one!
My hand felt good with no sensitivity today, so I got my bench press in and then a super light shift workout in to test it out.
It felt great to get back to my squats today. It took a couple of days longer than I wanted because I messed up my hand.
I did a fun WOD today with the bike and squats and pushed myself a little more than I have been doing.
I wanted to do a Crossfit total today, but only did squats and presses. I felt too drained for deadlifts.
I had to do something to make Molly laugh for Halloween. Last year I had an idea but didn’t go through with it, but I did this year.
I was really feeling tired today but got to my back squats for the week. I got one pretty looking rep at 310 pounds. I could tell from the video that I had more in the tank.
I didn’t feel too refreshed after waking up this morning. I didn’t sleep so great but I got my deadlifts done this morning. The heavy lifts felt amazing.
This morning, I felt good. I was a bit tired from being up watching the Eagles game, but I got to the garage gym as soon as I felt like I wouldn’t be an ass to the neighbors.
As usual, we went to Joy’s last night, but I slept pretty well. I got my heavy squats in this morning, and they felt great!
Today I did a WOD from later on this week. I thought it’d be fairly straight forward and easy. It was straightforward but certainly not easy.
This afternoon I got my first workout on the assault bike since last winter. It felt great. Now that it’s cooler, I’ll be using that more!
We went to Joy’s last night and then watched the Phillies game afterward. I didn’t sleep long enough or well enough. I still got my heavy squats in this morning, and then we did a WOD outside this afternoon.
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.
Today I did a WOD that was not easy at all. I was also able to really push my heart rate up while doing the workout.
Strict presses are the lift that I make the least progress on. My last big jump was years ago. Some days they just feel impossible.
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.
It has been a few months since I did a WOD with the strongman sandbag. Today I finally did one with the hundred and fifteen pound bag and was thrilled with how it went.
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
Some days, even the empty bar feels heavy. Today was one of those days, for sure. Being distracted by poison ivy didn’t help any.
This morning I did a WOD that had kettlebell swings. I went with the 32 kg and forgot how great of an exercise they can be. I’d highly recommend people get a proper kettlebell and learn to use it. It takes up virtually no space and is a great piece of equipment to have.
I was pretty busy in the home gym today. I got my bench press and a WOD done this morning. When Molly got home, she was going to do her shoulder presses. I was feeling good, so I did mine with her.
Today was squat day and I was actually feeling tired. Once I got under the bar I knew it would be a great day!
For my birthday this year, I’ve been planning on doing my Crossfit total. I’ve felt like I’ve made great progress, especially on squats, so I did it this morning. I finally made a long-term goal.
I have been back and forth on whether I wanted to attempt my back squat PR set at three hundred and ten pounds today. Ultimately, I decided to go for it and see how it felt.
I felt good this morning, so I was anxious to get out in the garage and do my bench press. While warming up with just the bar, the adjustable bench fell to the bottom position. I guess it wasn’t set right. I reset it and bounced my weight on it, and it was fine.
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.
This morning I woke up feeling good, so I was eager to get at my squats and see how they went. This was the the five plus AMRAP at 280 pounds. If I got the five, it would be a lifetime PR.
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
Burpees suck. There’s a Street parking program now with four WODs that hour long workouts. Three out of four of them intrigue me. The hour of burpees was the one that didn’t, so I started with that one today.
I’ve been feeling off in the head from the time I woke up this morning. I still felt unbalanced from my head being stuffy when I did my heavy squats and that affected them. Even so, I still got them done.
This evening we were able to go out on the patio and do a WOD together. We spent the earlier part of the day running around and then planting the plants in the garden.
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 knee still feels a little weak if I step wrong going down the stairs, but it’s fine. Even with that, my heavy deadlifts today felt great. I just felt well-connected to the bar and weight.
I don’t know for sure why, but my knee is bugging me today. It just feels weak. Even so, I did my heavy squats and they felt great!
cI haven’t enjoyed a lot of SP’s recent programming, and I haven’t kept it a secret. At least it’s not been months of WODs that are constantly varied Murph Preparation like our old gym used to do.
This morning, I decided to get out of my comfort zone with the shift version of the WOD. Having done a shit ton of pull-ups yesterday, the burpee pull-ups were out, so I did shift and ring rows instead.
It has been quite a while since I played with the strongman sandbag. This evening the weather was cooperative, and I’ve had a few drinks, so I took it out to do a WOD. Forgot how heavy that 115 pounds is!
Yesterday was a shitshow for me in the home gym. Everything that could go wrong did. Today was the opposite of that. Everything went great, felt great and I had no fuckups.
Some days are like today. Nothing seems to go right at all. I couldn’t get the bench lined up right. Used the wrong weight for bench press, and then I did a WOD that had tons of hop overs.
Today I woke up feeling pretty good and energetic. I was eager to get out into the garage. As soon as I felt it was late enough, I got out there. I took my time and enjoyed myself while working up to seven back squats for my AMRAP PR set of five at two hundred and sixty pounds.
I had a great night’s sleep last night. It was a bit cooler. My back squats felt wonderful this morning, and then I got in a SHIFT WOD later on in the day.
We had some thunderstorms move past early this morning, but it dried up enough that the sun peaked out a bit. We squeezed in a shift WOD together on the patio.
We got our grocery shopping done bright and early, then I did my strict presses while Molly was getting her hair done. When she got home, we did WOD together before we ate supper.
The WOD programmed for tomorrow is one that’s had my attention since it was posted. I did it about this time last year and scaled the weight. Today I used the RX weight and missed the goal by a few minutes but still I was happy with how I did.
Every so often, I just want to play with heavier weights in a WOD. I have a few saved just for the purpose that look like the right rep scheme and combination to do that.
After my form breaking a good bit on the second heavy rep for my last cycle of 5/3/1 I knew what I had to do. I decided to knock some weight off my training max. It’ll get back up there in a few cycles and hopefully, I’ll be able to do better.
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.
I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. It was one of those days when wanted to get something different in for a WOD, though. I thought a longer endurance WOD would be perfect.
Today I did the barbell version of a WOD from a few weeks ago. You had up to fifteen minutes to get up to a certain amount of weight over head. I went with power snatches.
Today I did my heavy presses, and they were certainly tough, but I did better than I would have thought. Shortly after that, I did an old WOD that looked like it wouldn’t be too bad. I was wrong. It was tough, but in a good way.
Today I decided to start week three of my 5/3/1 early, so Molly could see my heavy set. I knew it would be a lifetime PR if I got more than two and was fully expecting to make it.
Today was a pretty good day for my squats today. I ended up making three at two hundred and eight pounds. Later, I did a WOD with sandbag back squats.
I’ve been somewhat lazy recently with WODs. Today I wanted to do one and challenge myself with the weight. I dug up an old one that would be a good one to use the fifty pounders for the WOD.
Last week I didn’t get that many WODs in. I was doing my heavy lifts but not much more here in the garage gym. That’s just how last week went.
Today was the day I decided to get my 5/3/1 heavy squats done for this week. They were at a A heavy weight that was getting into my head, so I wanted to avoid letting the thoughts eat away at me.
Today I did really well at my heavy strict presses. Even though I am feeling a bit tired, I decided to give one of the WODs that I quit the other day another go. Today brought success.
Today was much better for me in the garage gym. I felt great doing my deadlifts, then did a WOD and felt great with that. I even got to collect some sunshine on the patio.
Today was a pretty shitty day for me in the home gym. I wasn’t feeling the bench press at all, but did get it done. My first two attempts at WODs were both a no-go Finally, I found one to do.
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, my deadlifts felt great. They weren’t super heavy, so they should have felt good. Shortly after that, I got in a nice longer WOD.
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, my legs were feeling like they just didn’t want to go. I did my presses and then a bike WOD where it was just pushing through the slow pain. I guess yesterday took a lot out of me.
My hands are feeling a little raw still today, so I was undecided on whether I wanted to do my deadlifts or wait until tomorrow. I decided to give them a try and they felt surprisingly good.
This morning I did my bench press then a tough bike WOD. Later on in the evening, I got the bright idea to do the hundred kettlebell snatches challenge.
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.
Yesterday I felt great in the garage. It would up turning into a double WOD day for me. I hadn’t intended to do two WODs, but that’s what ended up happening.
This morning I woke up feeling surprisingly good after a few drinks last night. Around 10:00 AM, I got a fun but brutal WOD in.
I slept much better last night. I got my bench press done and that felt great. Shortly after finishing my bench, I got today’s WOD in. The bike is hard.
Last night, I got startled as I was falling asleep. This morning something startled me awake again, so I’ve been feeling off and having poor focus. It burnt me on my twenty rep back squats.
This afternoon it became sunny and fairly mild, so I decided to take my strongman sandbag out on the patio and get a dirty work WOD in.
This morning, I had to do my deadlifts and then wanted to do today’s WOD. I wanted to switch things up with it and use the air runner, bike, and rower for each machine part of the WOD, and it was fun and really tough.
Last week when I was not feeling well I did continue with doing WODs. I figured it would be smart to pass on the lifting, so I took the week off. I restarted with week one of 5/3/1 this morning.
Today was the first time really ran on the assault runner. I’ve done a couple of times with short times playing with running but never a full interval until today. It went much better than I expected.
I’m feeling much better each day. I wanted to get this year’s second vault WOD done and out of the way early, since I didn’t look that fun to me.
I wanted a slightly longer WOD today, as I haven’t had a fever since yesterday. I wanted to push a little harder, so I found a decent bike one.
My first real attempt at a WOD today after having COVID-19 Take two was pretty rough. I cut it short, but felt okay doing it.
My first vault WOD from Street Parking for this year is done and in the books now. Thrusters and Devil Presses, Oh My!
It was mild enough for us to do a partner WOD together outside this morning. Not super warm but nice enough to be outside.
I have been really focusing on trying to use the assault bike as often as I can since we got it. It’s actually slowly feeling more tolerable to me.
This year, my first WOD of the year involved something which still fairly new to me and very uncomfortable. I thought I did pretty well with it, though.
This year, especially the latter half, I’ve been pushing myself with the dumbbell weight’s in WODs. For most of the movements, I am comfortable enough with them to go to the RX or RX plus weights.
Today I wanted to do a challenging WOD. I chose to do one of the old Vault ones. I used the Rx Weight today. Sadly, I don’t know what I used last time.
Burpees suck. There’s one way to make them suck even more. If you do them weight a weight vest, they feel like death.
I had much higher hopes for my heavy back squat AMRAP today than I ended up getting. I think it’s because my stomach has been feeling slightly off, but who knows. Some days will go like today.
Today, like yesterday, I went with a heavier weight for the WOD. I used the fifty pound dumbbell for my single arm devil presses, and they felt great.
I wanted to challenge myself with weights on a WOD today. I hunted down an old low rep one. I found a burpee plus clean and jerk one which was perfect to push the weight.
It was a chilly day today but sunny outside. I figured I would take the opportunity to get a WOD in outside around lunchtime, since there won’t be many days when that’s reasonably doable for a while.
Last week I did the row version of a WOD but wanted to do the run version too. I was just waiting for a dry day to do it, and today was that day.
Somehow, I slept well last night. I woke up early and once the trash men left, and I put away the trash can, I headed into the garage to get my squats done. I also got a dirty work WOD in late in the afternoon.
I have been wanting to do the WOD that Street Parking had programmed on Thanksgiving since it was posted. Last week I was feeling a bit off, so I held off in it since I knew it was going to be a longer one.
I was really exhausted this morning after being up late watching the Eagles game last night. Naturally, I woke up early and was wide awake. My squats felt great, then my energy died for the rest of the day
Last week I was lazy when it came to WODing. I did a couple and barely did my lifts. I had just been feeling so tired with a stuffy head. In hindsight, I may have had a bit of a bug. Felt great to get outside and do a WOD today.
Last week I took a brief break from the garage gym. I had been feeling really run down for one. The other thing is my girlfriend had off work, and it was mostly great weather, so we spent a lot of time outside on the trail geocaching.
I had a good day in the home gym today. Despite my knee bugging me, I got a conservative triple at a very heavy weight on the back squats. I beat my old score on a repeat WOD. I even wore my running sucks shirt with my cheetah costume because it’s Halloween, so why not have fun?
Some things I can cycle fast and others not so fast as far as dumbbells are concerned. Today I tried doing them in a death by WOD, and was cycling through the bigger sets easily and much more quickly than I imagined..
I was up and awake late watching the Eagles game last night, so I thought I would feel tired and sluggish in the garage today. It turns out that I slept pretty good and felt great. I crushed my squats and a WOD.
Today’s WOD looked like a fun one and one I thought that I could do pretty well at. In the end it went so much worse than I expected.
Sometimes a certain weight will always be a mental block for me. One example of that is my old max from when we went to the gym. Today in my 5/3/1 1+ day I did it for a triple.
It was such a nice day outside with the high in the mid to upper seventies, we just had to take the sled out for a WOD. There was one that looked particularly brutal that I’ve been wanting to do, so I did that one today.
I wouldn’t consider it a terrible thing, but more often than not these days my heart rate stays lower during WODs. My resting heart rate is also down near 50. Today I managed to get my heart rate max into the 180s.
Today’s WOD was one that I didn’t feel like I’d get a lot out of, so I did one from long ago. I have a bunch of the older ones saved in my favorites, so I can do them on days like today. I went way heavier and PRed timewise on it to boot.
I am starting my third cycle of 5/3/1 today and the first day up is squat day. I’ve been feeling really good with it. It was time to change things up.
Last year, my arm/ shoulder was fucked. I found that a lot of the dumbbell stuff made it feel worse, so I took a break. I started back up recently and am already benching the fifties with no discomfort.
It felt great to take the barbell outside for a WOD this afternoon. I’ve been neglecting using that because we’ve been really into the sled work and the sandbag stuff. I decided that it’d be fun to do a sled plus power clean WOD.
It has been a long time coming, but I finally switched my strength program to 5/3/1. I read the first book years ago and was going to try it out then when we were still going to Crossfit, but didn’t.
Today was the day I would log my thousandth street parking WOD. I wanted to do a partner WOD with Molly to celebrate it, but she wanted to do a sled WOD outside. We made it work.
I had a good night’s sleep. Today is still warm and very humid, but a good bit cooler than it has been. That helped me have a great day lifting early this morning before 9:00 AM. I also did a WOD around lunchtime.
It was another hotter than hell day today, but thankfully the air conditioner works well. I got my lifts in and everything felt pretty good. The bench felt better than I expected, after last time.
I had a good night’s sleep last night, then I got up feeling pretty good. I had a good morning for my lifting, with everything feeling really great. A little while later I did a WOD and challenged myself with it.
I felt good this morning, so I decided that it seemed like it was a pretty good time to try a WOD with heavier weights than I typically use. The rep count was pretty low, so I figured why not?
It was another hot day, but thankfully we have the air conditioner installed. My lifts weren’t anything heavy today, but they felt good.
I have been thinking about picking up a weighted vest for years. I didn’t know how it would work for me, and they were pretty pricey, so I never did until I saw one cheap on Amazon. Today it arrived, and I tried it out, and it was a good pickup.
There was one of the dirty work WODs that has intrigued me, so I wanted to give it a try today. I used the sled instead of running, but what intrigued me was the sandbag bear hug carries. It was easier with the strong man sandbag than the brute force one.
The heat and humidity has been having me feel pretty run down. I am still doing my lifting, though. This morning I had a pretty good day for my lifting. Nothing was heavy, but it felt good.
It has been another hot day today. Thankfully, the air conditioner helped me sleep last night and the one in the garage made it tolerable to do my lifting. I was having some cramping yesterday after doubling up on WODS.
It’s been over a week now since I did my normal lifting. Today it was time to get back at it. I lowered my weight and everything went well. I also did a fun WOD.
For my birthday this year I decided to go with my Crossfit total since I was long overdue on that. I got a lifetime PR on the back squats. Later, I did a brutal sled and strong man sandbag WOD in the heat.
Today was a warm and very humid day. Thankfully, with me wanting to max out next week, my lifts were all pretty easy. The WOD, on the other hand, was really tough and only exasperated be the heat.
This morning was a great day for lifting. I hit my heavy squats with ease. After lifting, we did some running around. By the time we got home and I went outside to do a sled WOD, it was just too hot.
Today, lifts were heavy. At least the DL and squats were. It was a very humid morning and day. Later I knocked out a WOD.
My girlfriend bought me a rogue strongman sandbag for my birthday. It’s the bright green one, so I can see it better, plus she knows I like bright colors.
Last night was yet another cool night, so I had a great night’s sleep. That helped with my fairly heavy squats early this morning and the very heavy presses. Later I got a fun little WOD in.
Today, my lifts went okay. I passed on the good mornings since I was feeling off with them. Shortly after that, we did a rough sled WOD.
Today, my lifts were pretty heavy again. The strict presses were the main deal about today. I had a heavy enough weight that I only got through it a couple of times before my shoulder. Today they felt heavy but great.
Today, my lifts were pretty heavy, especially the strict presses and power cleans. Everything felt and was much better than I expected, especially since I was feeling so off yesterday.
This morning was more humid than it has been, and the humidity is creeping up as the day goes on. It wasn’t bad enough to drastically affect me in the garage, though. I did as expected on my lifts and surprisingly well on an interval row.
Today turned out to be a pretty good day for my lifts. I got them in after messing with some yard work and going to for a game of mini golf, then more yard work afterwards. It was a great day out in the sun.
Today was much cooler than the past few days. It was very refreshing. It was really helpful with my lifting session this morning. A little while later, I did a WOD outside, enjoying the breeze.
Today’s lifting went great. I didn’t know how focused I’d be able to be after an extremely close lightning strike this morning.
Today’s lifting really surprised me this morning and went well. After not enough sleep and my shoulders feeling wrecked, it went great, and I didn’t expect that at all.
One problem that I do sometimes have working out at home is just getting stuck with weights that I am comfortable with. As I get older and the fact that I don’t have a coach watching makes it harder for me to push the weights up in WOD sometimes.
This morning was just an excellent time in the home gym for me. I crushed my strength then pushed myself and PRed a WOD. It was a great way to start the day.
I wasn’t really feeling it today and on top of that, my neck is stiff from the way I slept. My knee left out a good pot right before bed but felt fine, so I went light with the squats as a precaution
Today was a very great day for my lifts. Things went great, and it felt wonderful to be back under the bar after missing the last session because we were just too busy running around and planting the garden.
I got the week’s vault WOD over with this morning, then I was sitting on the computer. It was a nice day and quiet, so I took the sled out in the alley.
Today was a very nice day. It made for a fun and not too challenging day for me to do my lifting. Everything went well, and I had a really enjoyable type of day out in the garage.
Today was not as hot as the past couple of days, but it’s certainly still humid, at least for now. I made for a challenging time for my lifting session with all the sweat dripping down my face and everywhere else.
Well, today, the heat and humidity are here in full force. I did very poorly on my WOD just from that. The heat had me being slow, and the humidity had me slipping around on my sweat.
Today was a hot day for my lifting, and even hotter later in the day. It wasn’t bad enough for me to need to bring the air conditioner down yet, but it was annoying. My lifts went well anyway.
Today was yet another day when I got out into the garage later than I’d prefer. We had to run down and get a pot, so I bought us some hanging plants for the patio. After that, we had one more of the grandkids to give a birthday gift to. It was nice to see them and just talk on their patio for a couple of hours.
Today was one of those days when I was just enjoying myself in the garage. My lifts were fun. They were not too heavy or too light. Shortly after that, I did a fun old WOD.
Today I had a pretty good day lifting. I was able to take my time and enjoy my lifts. When the heavy deadlifts came up, I got distracted by an annoying lawnmower, so ended failing the third rep.
Today is the first hot day of the year, with it getting into the Nineties. This morning was just humid. I did my lifts early, and they all went well. Later during the afternoon in my infinite stupidity I did a WOD, and it went okay. Just lots of cramping.
Today I didn’t have anything else that was more important to do so it was nice to be back to a normal and slower pace with my lifts. Everything went well. I did a WOD shortly after my lifts, thankfully before the heat turned on.
Today was yet another day when I had to rush through my lifting. Thankfully, it was light weights, so I could get through it quickly.
My Garmin HRM Pro strap seems to have died. I went through the troubleshooting and then got on chat with Garmin support. After a few questions, they set me up with a link to order a replacement. I can’t complain about that.
I felt like I had to rush to get to my lifts this morning. We had to go to my step grandson’s birthday and had no idea when we were going. Thankfully, my lifts were light, and I got out in the garage early in the morning and got through them pretty quickly. Had fun seeing all the grandkids later.
Today was a really challenging day for me in the garage. I didn’t sleep so great last night to start things off. To top things off, I had to do PR level back squats at two hundred and seventy-five pounds and then near Pr deadlifts at two hundred and ninety-five pounds.
I am really feeling tired and run down today. I had heavy back squats for my strength and wasn’t feeling it. Much to my surprise, I made it through them at the PR of two hundred and seventy pounds, which really surprised me. I went light on the power cleans and presses to play it safe, though.
Today I did my old Crossfit Trinium one rep max back squat weight for sets of five today, and they felt great. The other lifts were less aggressive. Later I did an old WOD with numerous lunges and that felt good.
This was one of those days that I had very low expectations for. I’ve been gassy as hell and didn’t sleep too well last night because of it. My lifts were all on the heavy side to add to that. In the end, everything went well, and I made all of my lifts, even with dropping the stupid 2.5 pound change plate on my toe.
This morning, when I woke up, I was feeling really run down and didn’t know how my lifts were going to go. I knew I had heavy back squats then fairly heavy strict presses, but it all turned out great.
This morning, a good and bad day for me in the garage. The heavy back squats felt great. The bench press just wasn’t happening. The WOD I chose to do was brutal but doable.
This morning was a fun and good day for me in the home gym. The weights were heavy for my starting strength, and yet they felt excellent. I sat out in the fading sunshine on the patio for a bit after that, then we did this week’s vault WOD together.
I slept good last night. After I took Brooke to the bus stop, I jumped right into doing my strength. Fairly heavy squats today. It went great. Later I did an old vault WOD and PRed that by a few seconds.
I slept better last night, which helped. It is also windy outside today, but more importantly much less humid today. I ended up having an excellent and fun day lifting in the home gym.
It was a later start than I would have preferred to get my ass out in the garage to do my lifting, especially on deadlift day, but it felt pretty good. Stuff felt heavier than it should have, but not so heavy that I ever thought I was going to fail anything.
I usually enjoy my lifting sessions. Some days come along like today where I was just having fun with it. Everything went well, not easy but well. I challenged myself some and was just in that good zone.
I did better than I expected that I would with my lifts this morning. Friday I got my COVID-19 booster shot and felt like shit yesterday. At least I slept better last night.
It was a pretty good day for me in the home gym. I made all my lifts. The WOD was really tough because by that time it was in the 70s with a dew point in the upper 50s.
What a world of difference between last Monday and today for me. Last Monday I had zero energy and was having constant stomach cramps Plus dehydration. Today I had lots of energy, felt great and easily did my, light, lifts and a WOD.
We went to the older granddaughters’ softball thing last night. I can’t really see what they’re doing, so I play with the younger ones. Last night that involved horsey rides and running around.
This morning I felt good. I am over the stomach bug even though I still feel a little weak and tired but I am able to keep food in me. It was a great morning to get back to the bar and do some lifting.
I have had some sort of stomach bug for a couple of days. Lots of shitting of the liquid variety and feeble sleep has been killing me. I’m feeling a bit tired today, but did a WOD again.
I woke up with my stomach feeling off this morning. Lots of churning after I took my thyroid pill and drank some water. It got worse and keeps feeling like I’m being kicked in the gut. I still manged to get a WOD in.
I didn’t do a WOD yesterday or the day before. My hamstring got really tight out of nowhere just when I stood up to take Brooke to the bust stop. I attempted my strength Thursday and quickly decided to rest.
I slept pretty good last night considering how chilly I felt before I went to bed. I did good with my lifting and then did a tough for me type of WOD.
I actually slept straight through the night and felt good this morning in contrast to the past few mornings. After taking Brooke to school I got changed and did my twenty rep squats and then my SP dead lift program. It was tough but successful.
I was awake half the night last night again. I woke up after a short period of good sleep feeling great. I drank my coffee and got at my thankfully fairly easy day of lifting and did and felt great.
I had poor sleep last night. I woke up way too early and then we did some running around. Finally I got to my lifting in the afternoon when I felt like a Zombie. It went okay.
I got around to my lifts today much later than I would have liked to have done them. I spent the day waiting around for the gas company again for their safety inspection. Our time was 8 am - noon. He showed up at I think 3:20 PM. I wasted a whole day waiting and got to my lifting later than I like.
Busy day today in the garage for me. I did my twenty rep squats plus the deadlift program. When Molly got home we did a WOD together too.
I really did not sleep well last night and wasn’t feel like doing anything. I had to wait around in the afternoon so I had to do my strength earlier than I would have liked.
I wasn’t feeling it at all today yet I had a pretty busy active type of day. It began with a nice 1½ mile walk this morning. Then I did my lifts and finally we did a WOD together outside on the patio!
I had a shitty night’s sleep last night where I spent a good portion of the night laying in bed wide awake. I dreaded my strength today even though I somehow managed to feel refreshed when I did wake up. My lifts felt and went great.
The past couple of weeks I have been skipping the twenty rep squats because I was feeling quite run down. Today I did them and they felt great even though my knee was just pissy the past few days.
Poor sleep, not enough sleep and waking up way too early was how this day began. I’ve been feeling tired and had low expectations for today’s lifting, especially the heavy squats. They went and looked great along with my other lifts..
Once in a while a WOD comes along that I am just able to really do well at. The one that I did today was just such a WOD. It was only bear complexes which I’ve been able to do well and fast for years now.
I actually slept straight through the night again and woke up feeling great. This really helped me with my strength today as I had some heavy for me back squats to do then moderate bench press. The squats looked as great if not better than they felt.
I actually had another good night’s sleep last night and was feeling refreshed this morning. Shortly after taking Brooke to the bus stop I did my lifts and they felt great. The WOD was tough after those heavy squats though.
Yesterday I attempted this week’s Street Parking vault WOD and stopped right away. My shoulder was feeling tight from the 100 deficit push ups the day before so I thought I should rest it..
I was once again very tired this morning after little sleep Thursday night then poor sleep last night from drinking. Somehow I had the energy to do my strength and it felt good though.
I really wasn’t feeling it this morning but I did my strength anyways this morning. In the end my lifts all wound up actually feeling great!
I had a much better night’s sleep last night and that led to a good day in the garage with my brain and body not feeling so burned out.
After a shitty night’s sleep my lifting actually went well. I really thought it was going to be a brutally tough day even with the light weights but it wasn’t bad.
Today was the type of day that I fully expected to fail my deadlifts. For one, they were very heavy. I was also exhausted.
I woke up feeling great. The morning’s lifting session was awesome. One of those day where I as having fun and truly enjoying myself..
I woke up early and squeezed in my lifting session before we had to do other things. When we got home we did the vault WOD together.
I had a pretty lazy day today fitness wise. I’ve just been tired and not feeling like doing shit yet I knew I had to. Finally I settled on a fun little no equipment WOD.
I was feeling dead tired today. To my surprise my strength went pretty good even though I felt that way
Today was the first time I did an outside running WOD since last fall. I really did much better with it than I expected to do.
My strength today went poorly but at least I expected it. I didn’t eat nearly enough calories the past couple of days to recover and I woke up way too early this morning.
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.
This morning I had a much better day than I thought I would with my lifts which were all pretty heavy. I had more to drink last night than I have been and had very poor sleep.
Yet another great day in the garage for me. Today really was a great surprise to me after rolling my ankle on the bench foot last night.
This morning I did manage lots of good lifting. Everything went great with nothing close to a bad rep or fail. Even did the twenty rep squats and SP deadlift program.
Today I did a fun little rowing WOD. I fucked up in every way possible to get a score but that doesn’t matter. I did the work for myself.
Today in the home gym was an awesome day. It really caught me off guard too because I was expecting a shitty day with poor sleep and feeling physically and mentally tired this morning.
Today was a good day in the garage even after drinking more than usual last night for date night. I was able to do two spring WODS and do them well.
Today was another great day for me in the garage gym. Everything felt great and went as it should have. I’m hoping that it’s a pattern now where I am over the feeling a bit rundown funk I was in for much of last month.
Today I felt really good about how I did with the WOD. I did underestimate it though and the intensity of it really caught me off guard a bit.
Today I had a perfect day in the home gym. Everything went exactly as well as it could have gone.
It’s been a while since I’ve done the SP deadlift program or my twenty rep squats. I got back into it today and felt great about it.
This morning in my garage gym was one of those excellent days where everything was just clicking. Even heavier weights felt easy today with plenty more in the tank. The garage was only in the upper 40s and it didn’t even feel bad.
I really didn’t feel like doing shit in the garage today after it got later than I like with our running around to the grocery stores and such but I did my strength and a WOD. I did okay but more importantly I did it and felt better afterwards.
I enjoyed my day in the garage gym today. It wasn’t the best of days or the worst of days but it was good to lift. My knee was bugging me a bit so I lowered my back squats weight to keep it from flaring up.
Even though my lifts, at least my squats and deadlifts were pretty heavy today they all felt fucking great. It was one of those days where it just felt really great to be in the garage doing my thing and moving weight in my war against gravity.
I was lazy yesterday and didn’t do shit in the home gym. Today I fixed that and did my strength plus Monday’s WOD.
I missed doing my strength yesterday because the washer drained on the floor and spent the day cleaning that up. Today I got to do my lifting and it was just what I needed.
Today was a day when I wanted to push myself way out of my comfort zone. I did the vault WOD which involved a lot of dumbbell deadlifts. I’m not comfortable at all with those.
I woke up way too early today and I am feeling very tired and run down. I did get my lifting in for the day and it felt great.
I twisted my knee pretty good on ice yesterday but It felt better this morning. I went for it with the first Street Parking vault WOD today and felt good about it then did (slightly lighter) twenty rep squats and deadlift program today.
This morning both my neck and hip left out a missive crack. I wasn’t sure if that was going to adversely affect my lifting today or not because I did feel a slight weakness after both.
I started of the new year right this year. I decided to test my Crossfit total to see where my strength stands. I was pretty happy with the results.
Today my brain and body felt like they were just running in slow motion during the WOD. I did it at a slower pace than I might have on a good day but it was good to get a workout in.
I got my lifting in today. Good with the heavy back squats but nope on the bench press. Right after that I jumped into and endurance WOD that turned out to be about ten thousand meters on the rower.
I did my twenty rep squats today and they’re still feeling good even though the weight is getting up there.
Today was one of those days where my lifting went much better than I expected it to go. The WOD on the other hand was basically a clusterfuck of things that could go wrong.
Christmas day has been good Considering. I got to do my lifts in the garage at least. Getting together with family wasn’t working out.
I did my lifts this morning and then did a longer endurance type of WOD. Both felt really good today and it was nice to be done with both by right about lunchtime.
My lifting felt great today on this December solstice. Ironically enough I was finishing up my last set of squats right about the time of the solstice without even realizing it until after the fact.
Today I did my strength. A few hours later I did today’s WOD which turned out to be fucking brutal.
Today was a pretty good day for my lifts. It actually was much better than I expected to be going by how I felt this morning.
Today was a pretty good day for my lifts. It actually was much better than I expected to be going by how I felt this morning.
It was a day of some heavy weights in the garage gym for me today. Both my deadlifts and strict presses were on the heavy end. At least the squats weren’t. Also felt good to do an endurance WOD.
My strength for today went great. The WOD as I expected with the movements involved was just blah. I did it to get a WOD in but it’s not one I could see myself doing again.
I’m still doing my strength every other day but I just haven’t posted about it. Today it went really well again.
I think I could have made them but I aborted my very heavy front squats at 245 today after the fourth rep.
I Made my very heavy front squats today at 240 pounds. That was a PR for me.
Today I did my heavy front squats as part of my strength and I have to admit that they felt heavier than they should have.
I did my twenty rep squats today after breakfast and some yard work. That felt great. After that we went for a walk and grabbed a couple of geocaches in town that we’ve been letting go for far too long.
Today I did my heavy front squats as part of my strength and I have to admit that they felt heavier than they should have.
It seems I did all the movement things today. Three walks, my strength and then a WOD were all part of the day.
Lazy sort of day today but I still managed to do my twenty rep squats. After eating supper we got out for a nice walk too.
We had a pretty busy day with running around and doing our grocery shopping. I squeezed in my strength during the afternoon and felt pretty good about it.
Today I got a lot of stuff done in the garage gym and felt good about it. By the end of the day I was just totally burned out mentally though. I just felt mentally like a zombie by the evening.
Anyone who knows me knows of my strong dislike of running. Being visually impaired really puts a damper on any joy I would get from it. This year, for Halloween, I decided to have a little fun with it.
Today was a very busy day in the garage gym and I guess you could say outside of it when we drug our stuff out in the sunny afternoon on the patio do do our bro shit.
It was a real mixed bag for my strength today. On one hand the front squats felt way off and I aborted but on the other hand heavier strict presses and power cleans felt great.
It was not the worst day or the best day in the garage gym today by any means. Some days will go like this though. It’s still better than not doing anything.
It doesn’t happen that often but I walked away from a WOD out of frustration due to my vision. I can count on my hands how many time that’s occurred but it has happened rarely.
Today my lifting session in the garage gym felt really great. It felt much different than the past several where I was feeling really run down.
I wasn’t feeling it at all today but did my strength and bro session with the bare minimum. There will be days like this where something is better than nothing.
Today I did my strength in the morning then a WOD that wasn’t great for me visually. Finally in the afternoon we did our bro session which I kept light today.
Today’s strength went a lot better for me than I expected it to. On Saturday I rolled my ankle while hiking and it was a bit angry at me yesterday. Today it felt fine so I attempted my strength and it went great.
My strength for today went pretty well. I managed to perform all of my lifts with no difficulties including my sets of front squats that were on the heavier side of things for me.
I ended up attempting and completing another 10k row today. It felt good to get something longer in.
Today I was busy in the garage. First I did my strength and a WOD. Later my girlfriend and I did our bro session and that felt good. Even found time to go for a walk.
Unlike last Friday when I was feeling really run down I felt great today. I did my normal strength for the day and then did the bench press and good mornings that I deferred on Friday. Everything felt great today.
Sometimes you find a product that costs more than others but it’s absolutely worth paying more. Our Concept 2 rower is a perfect example of one of those.
Today in the garage was another busy day. It started out with my strength around lunch time then we did our bro session when the girlfriend got home. I jumped right into a WOD after that.
Today was a busy day in the garage gym. I had another busy day in the garage today. It included my normal strength then a 10k row then later we did our bro session.
Today was a busy day in the garage gym. I started out bright and early with my normal strength. I then did two street parking WODs a couple of hours apart so I could do the 700th one with Molly.
Yesterday I did a WOD with farmer’s lunges so I used the 40 pounds dumbbells. Heavier than I normally do lunges and the other movement of the WOD was step ups. Needless to say, my legs are done. My squats and deadlifts felt heavier today but I did them.
This morning I easily worked through my strength for the day then did a longer endurance rowing type of WOD. Later on I attempted and aborted my twenty rep squats for this week.
Every once in a while I get the urge to do either a WOD or my lifting or maybe both with no music at all. There’s something about it that makes it feel even better. Today’s lifts were performed that way and they felt great.
It was really a surprising day for me today. I attempted my twenty rep back squats at 250 pounds the other day and aborted at one rep. Today after not sleeping super well due to alcohol I made the PR at the 250 pounds and they didn’t even feel that bad.
Having done my Crossfit Total a couple of days ago I took a couple of days off then reset my weights. It worked out perfect so that I was only lifting prettylight on days we wanted to get out geocaching.
Today was a nice day. Cooler and much less humid than it’s been in quite a while so I went for my Crossfit total. No PRs but it all felt good.
Today my strength felt surprisingly great with my mind being focused on the weather. Everything felt great.
It wasn’t nearly as hot or humid today, so I knocked out my strength, then later on my twenty rep squats for this week. Everything felt good, especially my very heavy twenty rep squat PR.
I was preoccupied with watching Ida and didn’t feel like doing a WOD. I did wind up doing tomorrows WOD because I knew it’d be pretty quick
I felt great getting back into the garage gym today. With the stress of the tree issues, I haven’t felt like working out and felt I couldn’t focus at all, so I skipped a day or two.
I didn’t really feel like doing anything today but my stuff in the garage went pretty well. It just took a while to get started
I did a quick sandbag WOD. It looked like it wasn’t going to be that bad. While doing the WOD and after I was finished it let me wondering what the fuck I was thinking
I did my strength today for the first time since our tree started self destructing. I just haven’t had much focus and didn’t want to risk it with lifting.
Today it is a rainy day. My middle finger is a bit angry from curling my step grandson yesterday. I did a lighter WOD than I normally have because of that When we went for a walk in the evening, I had to jump in the puddles because life’s too short to not have fun.
I was still feeling a little wound up from that thunderstorm the other day. I didn’t feel I could focus, so I skipped my strength today, but I did get a WOD in.
My strength went okay today, even though it was very humid from the tropical depression. I did a WOD later in the day. The worst thing about that WOD was the absurd amount of sweating I was doing from the humidity.
I really had no idea how I’d do with my strength today after twisting me knee, tripping on one of the poorly maintained sidewalks in Mount Joy. Everything ended up going well. Even my heavier deadlifts felt great!
It will be our last humid day for a while. Even with that humidity, I did great with my lights and a WOD today.
I took my lifting a little slower again today. I was really feeling overheated today. Probably the heat and humidity killing me. Things went well apart from that.
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.
It’s very humid today, so I took my lifting a little slower. Everything went pretty well considering.
I didn’t get nearly enough sleep last night. That made my twenty rep squats feel extra tough. While I was doing them I kept hearing an old Crossfit coach, Steph, saying “Don’t be a Bitch”
I was feeling lazy all morning, but finally got up off my lazy ass and got my strength done. It was just one of those days.
Today was another busy day for us, but we managed to squeeze in our bro session.
My front squats were challenging to say the least this morning. Everything else went okay. I made some heavy front squats, but they were in no way a walk in the park.
Some days go like this. I struggled with the WOD today, and it didn’t look like it would be that difficult on paper.
Sadly not every day goes like this. I had a great morning lifting heavy weights this morning. They all felt great. Even the tough ones.
It has been some time since I’ve done a WOD that had devil press in it. I’ve been avoiding those with my arm acting up. Today was the first WOD that I’ve done with them in it and it felt better than I thought it would.
Today was an entirely different story than a few days ago for me in the home gym. Not only did I crush it in my lifts, but I felt great while doing it. I love days like this.
Today I had zero energy. Not only that by my legs felt like dead weight. Somehow I still made all of my lifts for today.
Today was one of those days when my lifting felt a little tougher than it should have for me. I did it, but I really wasn’t feeling it.
Today, my lifting felt awesome. I switched things up a bit and did some snatch grip deadlifts instead of hip thrusts, and they felt great.
I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. This morning was humid, I did my twenty rep squats in the morning. Later on in the day, we did our bro session together.
After a couple of nights of poor sleep, I had a good night’s sleep, last night. I’m feeling quite a bit better now. It really helped me with my lifting today.
I drank last night. I didn’t sleep that great. All things considered, I ended up having a better day than I had anticipated in the garage gym. That’s always nice.
I felt good about my garage gym session today. Everything went better than I thought it would with it being so humid and the smoke from those Canadian wildfires making it in here.
I have been taking it a bit easy with my lifts since I did my Crossfit Total so I could recover. Now I am sort of back to normal with the lifts.
We got out for a nice shot couple of mile walk on the Northwest River Trail today. When we got home, I cranked the air conditioner in the garage and headed out there a little while later to do my Crossfit Total.
For the past several birthdays, I have been doing challenges when it comes up. I had been doing burpee pull-ups because that was more challenging than plain burpees. This year, I did body weight back squats unbroken.
I had a decent day in the garage. I have been feeling a bit run down from the heat and humidly, and can’t seem to drink enough water when it’s like this.
Today was an excellent day for me in the garage, and very much to my surprise too. My regular strength and my twenty rep squats which I did felt great!
I had a nice fourth of July in the garage gym today. Everything went well, and you can’t really ask for better weather in the middle of summer.
It’s not really that hot this morning, but my hands were very sweaty. That’s one of those things that hurts me more than anything. My lifts went surprisingly well considering that.
Another one of the major advantages of workout out at home for me is the fact that I can wear what ever I want. Sure I could in a gym but there are still reasons not to.
It is hotter than Hell Today. It was about 90 ℉ when I went out into the garage, but I still did okay with my stuff. I am thankful that we have and use an air conditioner for our garage gym.
Thankfully, as the day went on yesterday my foot was feeling better. I debated throughout the day whether I should attempt my strength today. Finally, I decided to do it, and it felt pretty good.
Friday evening I rolled my ankle stepping awkwardly while walking down the stairs. Saturday it didn’t feel so great. I guess that means I’ll be taking at least a couple of days off from my lifting.
Last night’s temperature was very cool for this time of the year, with it getting to near 50. I slept better due to that. Today is much cooler, too, so I felt better in the garage. I had a fantastic day lifting.
It was warm and humid enough last night that we should have probably put the air conditioner in. That led to me having poor sleep. Somehow I managed to kick ass with my lifts today even with that heat and humidity.
I had feeble sleep last night. For one, I got woken up by thunder and had to run outside and grab the cushions from the patio chairs and I drank. Somehow, I don’t know how, I killed it at today’s strength, though.
I had a great lunchtime in the garage gym today. It was refreshingly cooler to go along with that.
I had a great morning for my lifts in the garage this morning.
I’m slowly feeling more like myself in the garage gym now. We even got out for a walk today and somewhere along our way we saw a hydrangea blooming.
Today was a very mixed type of day for me in the garage. Some things well and some things went not so well.
I made it back out into the garage today. After the tree incident, then waiting around for the tree guy, I missed a couple of days.
It was a hot day, but I was busy in the garage gym. I did lots of heavy lifting.
Unfortunately, the humidity is returning. That kills me more than the heat. Regardless of that, I smashed my lifts today and that felt good.
Some days you feel great about lifts. Occasionally, you feel great even if you fail a lift. Today was one of those kinds of days.
Yesterday I ended up having a somewhat lazy type of day and that’s fine. Today I felt a lot better and made it back into the garage gym.
It was hot today. Even so, my lifts went perfectly, and they were heavy too.
The forecast this morning was for the sky to remain cloudy all day today but shortly after lunch it cleared up. Not just breaks in the clouds but the sky fully cleared up and remained that way at least until after sunset save a few small clouds.
I am still feeling a little weak and tired but I am feeling pretty normal after my COVID shot. I Crushed my strength today.
Today was the first hot day of the year so far. Although I slept great, the heat really hurt my lifting.
I actually slept great last night. The window being open usually helps me sleep. I had a challenging day in the home gym today, but everything went perfect.
I actually slept decently last night and didn’t get woken up by the motorcycle. This led to me having an outstanding lifting session in the home gym.
I got woken up by the neighbor repeatedly letting her door slam as she always does. I wasn’t ready to get up. Regardless, I was feeling good today and had a good day in the home gym.
When I first woke up this morning, my stomach felt a bit off. It got better, and I had a good day with my lifting at least.
It was one of those day for me in the home gym where everything was pretty heavy. It was all doable, but required full focus.
I cannot complain about how today was for me in the garage. I didn’t do a lot or have a great day but I made it out there.
Today the weather was a lot more tolerable to me. In the morning I did my strength. When Molly got home, we did an old partner WOD. After supper, we went to a park for a nice walk.
Sometimes counting during a WOD is just hard. This morning was a case where I kept losing count of either rounds or reps. Scores are really not all that important, so it’s no big deal.
It’s definitely a bit too warm for my liking today. Regardless, my lifting felt great this morning.
My lifts didn’t go as well as I would have liked or hoped they would go today. I wish every day that I would have started at a much younger age.
I can admit that some days my lifts feel pretty tough. Today was one of those days yet at the same time they felt great.
Today wasn’t a bad day in the home gym at all. Really though, is there even such a thing as a bad day when you get to lift in your own home gym?
I guess I’m fully recovered from my COVID shot. I was feeling great today after feeling like shit on Saturday. I got my lifts in and then later we did our bro session together.
I was feeling really achy and rundown today. I still managed to get my lift sin though!
I got my first COVID shot and then I surprised myself with how well I did on next Monday’s Vault WOD.
I don’t know why but for the past few sessions I’ve been feeling off with my strength. Not today though. I felt great about it today.
I am feeling good about my strength session this morning. No tightness is left n my side that was a bit angry last week.
I was feeling good today so I knocked out my strength and some extras this morning.
I did tomorrows Sandbag WOD a shot. I didn’t have a tone of time to do it since we had a lot of running around to do.
This morning I got a lot done in the garage. I was ready to get started out there in the home gym fairly early this morning.
This morning I got back to my lifting. I’ve been on a short hiatus from it due to a side spasm. I did keep the weights lighter today but it just felt great to be back at it.
We did Monday’s vault WOD last night. It was a fun little WOD. Because I wanted to have fun and fuck with Molly at the same time I wore my sea creature costume.
We had a pretty busy day today. I attempted by twenty rep squats when we got home but aborted part way through. It just felt as if I was loading me knee weird. Later I struggled whit a WOD. Oh well, theirs gonna be days like this.
I got an early start with my lifting. It felt pretty tough but it was a good day. I love the days when I get it done early.
Today was a mental day for me in the home gym. It’s getting warmer out and my body’s not adapted to the heat yet. That made for a day where all my lifts were mentally tough.
I pushed myself and went heavier on the dumbbell snatches in a WOD today. I used the 40 pound dumbbell. Normally I go lighter. I knew I could do it and it felt good to go heavier.
This was one of those rare days where all my lifts felt extra powerful. I was moving really well and moving the weight easily.
I had another successful week with m twenty rep squats. I’m already well above the weight I expected to make it up to.
I had a very busy but great day today in the garage. I did my strength and a WOD then later we did our bro session lifts together.
My replacement filler bag to go in my sandbag arrived. I certainly am looking forward to using that implement of pain again sooln!
I did a repeat WOD today. I ended up shaving a good 3 minutes off my score from the last time I completed it.
Today I had a great day in the home gym. It was one of those days that goes much better than I expected it to go.
Today I did the run version of Monday’s WOD. I did pretty well with the running and I hate running. Later we got out for a nice short little hike and a few caches.
My lifts felt great this morning. I got them done early since I didn’t have a lot of time before the grands were coming. I smashed a WOD this evening too!
My foot is still a little achy so I knew it was going to be a bit of a rough day in the garage gym today. I still got it done.
I get to live another week on my twenty rep back squats. It was a heavy 230 pounds that I expected to feel tough. They felt beret as I worked through the twenty reps.
The filler bag that holds the pea gravel in my sandbag broke during a WOD. I ate a lot of dust and sand and it made the WOD even more awkward. I guess I’ll see how Brute Force’s warranty service actually is.
After doing three WODs yesterday I knew today’s lifting would certainly be Interesting.
I signed up for the Crossfit open this year but I’m not officially logging it because I didn’t realize the video requirements before hand. I did 21.2 this morning.
Other than the deadlifts my lifting went great today. The deadlifts were just feeling off for me.
Today was a day where my weightlifting just felt a lot tougher than it should have.
I did two logistically challenging WODs today. We are fortunate to have what we have but it’s not a great setup for certain WODs. I still did them.
Today I didn’t really have very high hopes for my lifting after two running WODs yesterday. Turns out that my lifting felt great much to my suprise.
My lifting was a little disappointing today. Things just didn’t go as well as I had hoped. Power cleans is where things went downhill. I just had a brain disconnect going on.
I got my twenty rep squats in and they’re feeling good. It was another PR week on them. Later on during the afternoon I got the sandbag WOD in.
I didn’t really get enough sleep last night for the second night in a row so I was pretty tired. My lifting still felt great today!
Today was a fun day for me. I did a new clean complex thaT I haven’t done before.
Today my lifting was a mixed bag. Some of my lifts went well while others not so much.
I haven’t done a lot of power snatches lately because of space inside. Today I did an EMOM of them. I did them heavier than I would have in Trinium and then even increased the weight more the last two minute.
Today my lifting was heavy. It was doable though.
My lifts today felt a lot better than last time.
I ended up with another twenty rep squat PR. These have really been feeling good.
After I didn’t sleep all that well last night my lifting was heavy today. At least it was doable.
I’m no fan of running in any way but with the decent weather I tried out my first running WOD since last fall and really surprised myself.
Today was a busy and great day for me in the home gym. I crushed my lifts and then knocked out three WODs throughout the day.
My lifting today went great. To make the day even better, it’s been dumping snow outside!
It was another week of twenty rep squats and another PR. THe PR felt pretty good too.
I woke up early this morning and was feeling pretty good. I had heavy but doable lifts to do in the garage.
My lifting today went pretty good. I had some really goodf lifts and some that were just okay.
I am feeling more tired than I did when I had COVID. I did do my lifting today and then did a deceiving WOD after that.
I most definitely didn’t feel like doing it today but I got through my strength wish no issues. I showed up today.
I decided to do my twenty rep squats a day early this week. I needed to since I was peopled out.
My lifting all went great today. Later on I got in a challenging WOD.
My lifting went pretty good today. The WOD was a challenging sandbag one with lungesters and push up plus drags.
Today was one of those are, awesome days in the home gym. Everything was feeling great and going my way.
I felt great with my lifting today. I really didn’t know how it was going to feel since I feel burned out. I also thought my back my be angry from shoveling snow since I don’t do that often.
I had an unplanned rest day yesterday. Time just got away with the Christmas crap. Today I felt great with the lifts. A day late but still got it done.
I was feeling pretty good today so I decided to do a Crossfit total. It’s been a while since I’ve done that and wanted to get an idea of where I’m at with it currently.
We had a bunch of running around to do today so I Modified and rushed through my lifts.
Yesterday was the first time I walked away from a WOD in close to a year. It just wasn’t working. Today I completed that WOD.
I went for my Crossfit Total today. It’s a bit later than I wanted to do it but I wanted to allow my body time to recover from COVID a month or so ago.
I did a WOD with wall walks in it today. I don’t like them in a WOD. I just can never seem to get them right.
My lifts went well today. I went a little lighter since my stomach has been feeling off.
Today was a brutal day for me with my lifts. Everything was heavy as hell.
I did my twenty rep squats today, and they went well. I also did a WOD with movements that I am neither comfortable with nor any good at.
I didn’t sleep all that well last night. Somehow my lifting till felt pretty good.
It’s Friday today so we did our normal takeout from Joy’s Tavern. As always it was good. After eating and drinking I got the Street Parking vault WOD done.
My lifting was almost a complete polar opposite from two days ago. My mind was in the right place for the heavy lifts.
There’s more than one way to make a WOD tougher. Today was one that I thought I could push myself with step ups which have always been a visual struggle for me.
Just before I was going to do my lifts this morning I got a pretty tough phone call. I still got my lifts done even though I wasn’t focused and it made them pretty rough.
Today was not the best day for lifting but it wasn’t a bad day ether. Any day I can lift isn’t a bad one.
I woke up early this morning and got my lifting done early. It was nice to get it done while I was fresh instead of waiting until we got home.
Today was one of the good ones in the home gym. I really felt like I had a great day out there!
Last night was the Eagles last game of the season. Last place bitches!
Today I was really not feeling it. It was one of those dark and rainy winter days. I still got a WOD in. I did end up feeling better after the WOD but that’s usually the case
I got my first strength session of the year in today. I wasn’t evne sure if I was going to do anything since my trap isn’t too happy with me but I got it done.
Started 2021 off right this year. We had a great sunrsie this morning. Later I did a challenging but fun WOD.
Today being the last day of the year makes it my last lifting session of the year. I killed those lifts today. Everything felt great.
I did it again! I rowed a half marathon for the end of the year. This year it was a bit slower after having COVID threw a wrench into my plants to get a few longer practice rows in.
I wasn’t really feeling it today but my lifting went really well this morning. I was just feeling tired from the time I woke up.
I did this week’s Street Parking sandbag WOD and enjoyed some sunshine before aNd after doing ikt.
I’m finally feeling back to “normal” whatever that may be. I feel like I’m ready to start pushing it agan with WODs and my lifting.
It’s Christmas day and I did my lifts and a WOD. We’re still in quarantine so we had nothing else to do.
We did the twelve days of Christmas WOD today. It was tough.
I feel pretty good about today. I did my lifts and I also did double WODs today.
I did Street parking’s weekly power and a sandbag WOD today. Since I’m feeling better from having COVID-19 I felt that I needed to make my girlfriend laugh I wore my male romper.
I’m continuing my journey of recovering from the corona virus. Today my squats and bench press felt pretty good considering.
I did my second post COVID WOD after feeling good about doing my first one yesterday. I did a sandbag one and pushed it a bit more without going anywhere near 100%.
Today I did my first lifting session since I came down with the COVID infection. It went well and it felt great to get back at the bar.
Today I did my first post COVID WOD. It wasn’t a difficult one and I held back a lot on the intensity but it was great to just move again.
I haven’t worked out since last Wednesday, and it really pisses me off. I’ve been taking all the precautions while so many others are just out doing whatever the fuck they want. Not only that, but I ended up coming down with COVID-19.
I have been feeling off since I woke up this morning. I had low expectations for my lifts this morning but they did feel great.
I got my twenty rep back squats done at two hundred pounds today.a
My lifting went pretty well this morning. I did add the plates wrong and went a little lighter than I should have on my squats.
I got my lifts done this morning. I did an easier WOD a bit later.
My lifting this morning wasn’t too bad this morning. It went about as well as I expected it to.
I was definitely pleasantly surprised today with my lifts. IK flew through them with little rest needed between sets.
Today I did my twenty rep squats. I also got a couple of leg intensive WODs in.
I can’t say that I am disappointed with it but my bench press success streak ended today. I failed the last rep of my sets of five bench press at 200 pounds. Bench is not a lift I’m good at.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for a lot of things. I’m especially thankful for us being fortunate enough to have our garage gym that is never closed.
I didn’t have a bad day in the garage at all today. Considering my lower lat seems a bit angry I was happy with how it went.
Today was a decent day for me in the garage gym. I finally got past my mental block of bench pressing 195 pounds for reps.
My lifting was not so great today with a failure at my squats. On the other hand I was really surprised with how I did at the sandbag WOD I did.
For a change I woke up feeling pretty good. My lifts showed thaT. My heavy back squats felt amazing today.
Today in the garage my lifts were heavy but they felt surprisingly good to me. There seems to be really no rhyme or reason to when they feel good and don’t sometimes.
I got my lifts done today then a little bit later I got a WOD done. This was one of those days when neither were easy.
It was a rainy day which made me want to do nothing. I forced myself to head out to the garage and do my strength. It was mentally tough but I was successful.
I didn’t really sleep enough last night. The next door dolt slamming her door woke me up too early. I did get into the home gym to do my strength and it actually went great.
Today I did last Monday’s WOD but used the RX forty pound dumbbells. I’ve been wanting to get out of my comfort zone with the weight of the dumbbells in WODs when appropriate and that seemed like a good one.
It felt good to get out into the garage and do my strength today. I had success and failure right about where I expected both to be.
I woke up feeling really tired today. I did double WODs later in the day yesterday and then found myself laying awake watching the election results. Even so my strength went pretty well and then a WOD felt good.
I felt like I ran myself down yesterday but still had a successful day today in the garage. I finally broke my mental plateau that I’ve been stuck at on strict presses.
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.
It has been about a month since I bought a pair of leggings for working out. I feel so much better moving in them that I don’t know if I could go back to loose shorts unless I have to.
Some days come along and you know to lower the weight on a lfitr before even attempting it. Today was one of those days for me. I lowered my back squat weight.
My flits were really tough today. My body didn’t want to support any weight and my muscles seemed to be disconnected. I still got my lifting done but it was rough.
For the past week or two my lifting has been really tough. Today it didn’t feel as miserable to go through the process as it had been feeling.
I am getting back into the heavier sandbag WODs again. My old rep fitness sandbag kept having the fillers open and make a mess so I sort of got away from having the two filler bags in it. That’s when they seemed to open.
Today I did a challenging WOD for me with movements I’m not comfortable with at all. The bear complexes I may have done one in the past. Devil presses aren’t something I’ve done a lot of either.
Today was just one of those days when I didn’t really feel like doing shit. I did get my lifting session in then a WOD. I feel pretty good about it and am happy with the results.
It’s nice that I can do movements now that I was never really comfortable with in the past. Today I did dumbbell step ups. I’m still not thrilled with the Movement but I was able to do them!
I got done with my lifts and and a WOD today. I did that this morning so I can chill and watch the Eagles game in a little bit.
My knees and hamstrings have been achy after double WODs yesterday. My strength went surprisingly well today with that.
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.
For a while not I have been wanting to see how heavy front squats feel. Today I got around to trying one. I’d hoped to get a little heavier than I did but I was happy with it. Later I did a WOD.
Everything was light today for my lifts but it still felt great to get under a bar. Everything felt great! I did a WOD too and that felt great also
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.
Fuck it, I tried leggings for my WOD today. I bought them as a joke and out of curiosity. Turned out that I really liked them and will be ordering more of them.
My quad is feeling pretty good today so I went for my Crossfit total. I just wanted to get an idea of where I currently am strength wise.
My quad felt good today so I thought it would be a good idea to test out some moderately weighted back squats. They felt great for the most part. I also got my first WOD in since Sunday.
Today my quad is feeling even better. I did some light back squats with the bar to see how that felt. They felt fine and it was great to get back under the bar.
While it’s still tight I am feeling optimistic about my quad. I was able to do some running in a WOD yesterday. Today I did some deep stretching and that seems to have helped it too.
Looks like I’ll be having some rest days now. I felt a pretty good pop in my hamstring when doing some back squats. The saddest part is the weight felt light and I was moving well.
Today my lifts were light and easy. I guess at least that’s one advantage of failing and resetting my bench and squats last time.
Sometimes even a failure is a success in some ways. I did make it through my first set of squats at 270 pounds. I didn’t make all the sets. The big win here though is that I finally made it past my old Crossfit Trinium one rep max for reps!
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.
Finally today I got through an old mental block with my back squats. I crushed my sets of squats that were at my old trinium one rep max weight.
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.
Today I finally got a chance to break in the new dumbbells. I went with lighter ones than I could have because it’s new to me in a WOD but I was happy with it. These are going to be a great addition to our gym.
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.
Today was a day that I was feeling extra flexible. I always do deep squats but today they felt even deeper than normal.
Ever since I started Crossfit power cleans have fucked with my mind once in a while. Today I worked up to a heavy single power clean. I hit 195 pounds easily with more in the tank. At 200 pounds my brain shut it down even though I knew I had more in the tank.
Today I did two WODs. Both of them were mentally challenging for me but in different ways.
Today I wasn’t really feeling like doing a WOD or my lifts this morning but I got it done. I guess I’m just burnt out from tracking the tropical storm. Not every day is going to feel great.
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.
I was not really feeling like doing any WODs today but I wound up completing two repeat WODs from Street Parking. I manged to PR both of my scores too!
My strength went surprisingly well after poor and not enough sleep last night. It felt pretty good too.
I was thinking about passing on today’s WOD being tired and all but I gave the single shoulder squats a try. They felt awkward but not bad with the sandbag. It’s always so nice to find success out of my comfort zone.
I am continuing with trying to get baselines for my lifts by doing heavy singles. Today, I stopped at 255 pounds for front squats. I felt like there was more in the tank, but I stopped there today, thinking it was best for this day.
It has been a long while since I’ve gotten a Crossfit total see where I’m at. It’s been well over a year. I decided to go for one today.
I finally make it back up to 265 repping back squats. That weight gets into my head a bit due to it being my old and ugly Crossfit max. I failed the last set but I’m good with just making it there.
Today felt like I got one step closer to beating a longtime mental block. For my sets of five, I back squatted 260 pounds. That’s over my good form one rep max from when we went to Trinium.
Today’s WOD was one that I knew I could go heavy on with the sandbag and decided to go way out of my comfort zone. I wound up using a hundred pound sandbag for it.
I finally passed a mental block on back squats today. I got through all three sets of them at 255. That was my old non ugly max in at Crossfit so anything above that is always in my mind that I’m breaking even when I’m not.
Today started off pretty hot, but thankfully the humidity isn’t that bad yet. That will change this weekend, but it feels okay for now.
Yesterday I did two WODs that made my knee and hamstring pretty angry. Much to my surprise my lifts felt good this morning even with the anger in my legs.
Last week, I skipped my twenty rep front squats, thinking my heavy single would be too much in the same week. I failed the twenty reps at 170 pounds this week not because of weight, but I pressed it too tightly against my neck. tags
After we got done with the grocery store I did my strength for today and it felt great. Power clean day!!
I did another WOD after I did my birthday burpees. I upgraded the burpees to burpee pull-ups again this year.
Today was a good day in the home gym. I did my lifts and they felt great. The WOD was tough but successful too. They always leave you feeling good.
When we started doing WODs at home we needed to pick up a timer. We settled on a GymNext Flex Timer and have been happy with it since we got it.
We finally installed the air conditioner in the garage window. That will help with the heat and humidity. It wasn’t too bad today but I did have it on to dry the air up a bit. Later I came up with the dumb idea to do a brutal WOD outside in the heat.
Installing the air conditioner in the gym’s window is paying off now. I did my lifting with it on while it was in the middle 90s outside. Without the air I would have most likely failed due to heat.
It was a hot day in with the high shooting up into the middle nineties after a low in the low sixties. I still doubled up on WODs.
We finally installed the old air conditioner in one of the garage windows. That will make it more pleasant in the garage folr working out. The air conditioner helped me get through my lifts this morning. Later on in the afternoon w did a WOD together out on the patio
After yesterday’s clusterfuck of a day in the realm of fitness I’m feeling a lot better today
Today I wasn’t really feeling it at all. I still tried to do WOD but I quit the WOD. It all started with me essentially tripping over my own foot trying to run. It just wasn’t working for me today.
It wasn’t quite as humid this morning so I did my strength work then instead of waiting.
Today was a lazy day for me. It was just too damned hot and humid to workout for me. I’m just pouring sweat doing nothing.
This morning it was humid but my squats and bench actually felt pretty good. I was going to do a WOD too but lost track of time and forgot to do one.
The heat and humidity are still screwing with me lifting. Today it was a cause of a double failure on my lifts. Disappointing but not unexpected since my body doesn’t deal with heat very well.
I had an unexpected couple of day break from working out. Sometimes life throws curveballs at you. Our breaker box was shorting out and causing half the power to flicker. I was obviously too stressed to work out.
Today was a good day for me. I got through my lifts easily. Later I Destroyed my grip with brutal to me WOD.
I have a feeling that tomorrow, my legs will be pretty unhappy with me. I started with my normal strength. After that, I did a brutal WOD with lots of overhead lunges.
I got through my lifts easily today. I did a mentally tough WOD later that was long with movements I’m just not good at.
Today was a little less humid so I retried the back squats from yesterday. They were fairly light and I knew I only failed due to the humidity. Things went much better today with my lifts.
Today didn’t go so well in the garage. It was very humid and I failed my squat from the humidity. I was sweating so much it almost seemed as if the bar was slipping on my shoulders.
Today was one of those days in the garage gym that seem destined to be complete failures. It seemed everything that could go wrong with the WOD did. I still did okay considering the way it was going.
Even a bad day lifting is a good day but it’ even better when they’re great days lifting. Today and Sunday were both great day in the home gym for me.
This morning began warm and very humid. I did my strength in that heat and humidity. I did a WOD during the afternoon. It was hot when I did the WOD but Thankfully much drier.
I can’t deny it. At least when it comes to doing WOD’s I’ve been a bit lazy. I did my first WOD since Sunday today.
I did part of my lifting session today then got caught up helping move a bunch of pavers. That’s why I do this. The pavers didn’t phase. It just got hot.
I had a bit of a pressure headache from everything being closed up in my head. That ended up turning into an Unplanned rest day for me.
I did my lifts today and turned my back squats into paused ones again to mix things up. It was light anyways. I also got tomorrow’s WOD done today.
I Realized today during my WOD that I do like sandbag burden runs. I think they’re a great use of the sandbag for working out.
Today it was very warm and humid. That made the day’s lift mentally tough. I just don’t deal with the the heat well.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve used 135 pounds for front squats ina WOD setting. Today I got out of my comfort zone and did just that.
Once again today I failed my back squats at 255 pounds. I know I can do it but I think it’s an old mental block. I just have to keep pushing.
This morning I got my normal lifting session in. Later on we made up a WOD with our sandbags and the sled instead of a Street Parking WOD. We wanted to play with the sled. It’s only the second time we’ve played with that new toy.
I did my twenty rep front squat 140 pounds today then did a sandbag WOD. Later on when Molly got home I did another sandbag WOD with her.
This day was a challenging one for working out. I did my heavy lifts this morning then later on I did a sandbag WOD outside in the hot sun.
Successes and fails were the story today in the home gym. You can’t win them all.
I finally got around to doing my first sandbag WOD since I switched my filler bags from sand to pea gravel. The bag had about the same weight as I’d been using but a slightly different feel to it. That did make the WOD go a bit slower.
It never fails. When I decide to do a running WOD everyone needs to drive down our Alley. It can go hours without a car passing until I go out there to run. It seems that someone has to drive on it every lap.
I am trying out my sandbag with pea gravel in it instead of sand. It actually seems to be quieter. That surprised me.
I got back at my twenty rep front squats after skipping them last week. It’s still light but it felt pretty good.
I had some good things and some disappointing things happen in the garage today. I can’t really complain though. I got out there and did things.
I did a WOD today that was a repeat WOD. On today’s score I was a little over two minutes faster than the last time so that’s good progress in my eyes.
Today’s weather was pretty nice and it was mild. We took our bars and some bumper plates out into the backyard and did a deadlift WOD outside. That was nice.
I failed my back squats today at two hundred and fifty-five pounds, but crushed the bench at one hundred and ninety pounds. I’ll call it a decent day.
My back squats aren’t really getting any easier. They’re just getting heavier but doable. Today I made it through my sets at 250 pounds.
These heavy back squats are becoming more doable to me but certainly not easier.
It was a relatively nice day today so I did yesterday’s WOD’s running version. I also did tomorrow’s WOD since the weather will not be cooperative to do it then.
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.
We’re finally getting a dry day when it’s not too windy. We’ve been wanting to take our new toy outside to play with it in the ally. The sled is just as nasty as we’d hoped.
I have been feeling too lazy over the past couple of days to do a WOD. I will fix that today so it’s okay.
I got a Garmin watch. I picked up a Vivoactive one to replace my Fitbit. I couldn’t justify the Fenix that I wanted. It seems pretty good so far.
I was expecting that my lifts would be a struggle today if not a fail but they were actually very explosive lifts.
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..
With the rainy days recently I’ve been skipping running WODs and saving them for better weather. I’ve noticed that my running has greatly improved even though I“m not doing much of it.
My deadlifts finally failed today. That was at 305 pounds which is where I’d hoped to make it to. More would have been better but 305 was my realistic hope.
Today I broke in my new plyo fix with a box jump WOD. I love box jumps sometimes and they’re just fun. I have’t done them in well over a year since jumping on the bench doesn’t cut it for me visually.
I failed my 20 rep squats at 205 pounds. On rep seven I failed hard. I’m not disappointed since this high rep stuff is new to me and really tough.
Some day lifts just don’t reel right at all. Today was one like that for me. The squats looked okay but didn’t feel right from the start.
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.
Today was the was the worst I felt in a WOD in a long time. It was just a tough complex for me. It didn’t help that I was tired all day either.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with how my twenty rep back squats are going. I made it to bodyweight now for twenty reps. That’s further along than I ever imagined I could do.
My deadlifts are still going strong with my starting strength. The presses and squats went pretty well today too.
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.
Today it was sunny and got warm enough to take the bar outside for a WOD and it felt great. I have taken the sandbag out a few times on but it was nice to play with the bar.
I’m getting up there with my twenty rep squats. Today the squats went surprisingly well for me and I’m almost up to body-weight!
Today was a good day for me in the home gym. It was one where things go much better than I expected. I really do wish they were a more common occurrence.
I went way out of my comfort zone today with a WOD. I did 95 pound power snatches. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done that.
I got suckered into doing a thousand burpees during March. I don’t personally like these kinds of things, but my girlfriend does, and I figured it wouldn’t kill me to do it with her to be supportive.
I was working through the starting strength program today and got to the pull ups. I learned that I’m back up to 7 strict pull ups.
It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while my hamstring gets a good cramp on a tough bench press. Today was one of those days.
It was very dry today, too dry even. My nose felt like it was drying out. Local weather stations showed the relative humidity being around eleven percent.
Improvements don’t always have numbers. Every so often, it’s more about just how you feel doing a repeat WOD. Occasionally, it’s just being able to do something that you were unable to do in the past. It being time for the Crossfit Open reminded me of this thought.
I have no idea when or how it happened, but lunges have finally clicked into place for me. For many years, I struggled with lateral balance. I wrote it off as something I might never get, with only having one eye that’s really even useful for anything.
I’ve been able to keep the intensity up so far while doing the Street Parking WODs. They have less of a knack for throwing something in that slows me down than Crossfit did.
I don’t really keep it a secret that I love lifting. Squats are my favorite lift. It’s just me against the weight and gravity. My low vision really isn’t a factor, and I love that I don’t have something uncontrollable holding me back.
I haven’t tried doing much of anything for strength over the past nine months or so. Today was my third day of starting so I was doing power cleans. I thought I’d give a strict press a try with the 135 pounds and did it pretty easily.
One thing I do miss about going to the gym is being able to do a WOD together. A lot of times we don’t have the space to do that here. Today we were able to do the sandbag version of today’s WOD together!
I miss using my bright green j cups like I could at Trinium. I just can’t see the black ones. They don’t seem to make colored ones that would work with our rack. I have searched.
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.
Today’s high was in the 60s. That meant I got to go unwind on the patio in the sunshine after the two WODs today.
Molly came up with the idea to do an EMOM last night I did it with with ninety pounds in my sandbag. It wasn’t that bad at all
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 have been doing Street parking’s twenty rep squat program. it looked interesting enough to try something different for squats. The worst part for me is the breathing.
We were able to do yesterday’s WOD together. I miss doing that and a lot of times we just can’t due to space. It was great to do it yesterday!
Well I had one last fucking stupid idea for 2019. I rowed a half a marathon on the Concept 2 for new years eve day. It sucked but it’s great to be able to do hard things.
Even though I loathe running, I have been working on improving it. I have hated to run ever since I was a small child.
I have been wanting to get back into rowing for longer distances so I’ve started it back up. I forgot about the blisters on the fingers from that.
One thing I enjoy about fitness related stuff is trying new movements or exercises. Today’s Street Parking WOD called for seated box jumps. I have always wanted to try them and now I have done them.
Today I did two WODs with the 75 pound sandbag. That sandbag was a good investment. I really like using it a lot.
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.
First time ding box jump overs. We went to a friend’s boot camp and he had box jump overs programmed. I tried them and didn’t like how the soft plyo box felt unstable so I started legitimately jumping completely over it. That was actually fun. Reminded me of being a young kid and doing stuff like that.
Most times I can judge by how it feels what weights I should be using. Today was an example of the opposite. Warming up the weight felt heavy but it when I got to my working weight it felt easy and great.
We started doing Street Parking WODs about a month or so ago and I noticed they had a sandbag WOD once a week and options in many of the daily WODs. I picked up a Brute Force sandbag and love this addition to our toy box.
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 have always struggled mentally with deadlifts. I think it comes from my back rounding in the distant past. It’s not been an issue for a long time but it’s still on my mind. At the same time I love doing deadlifts.
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 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.
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.
I’ve been seeing and hearing about the Warrior Dash id remembered how fun it looked when Molly did it. I wanted to do it but keep coming back to seeing Molly get shoved over the netting. I’d need to take it slow and feel my way and shoving would screw me up.
A person on Facebook that used to go to our gym seems to do nothing but push Isagenix. If she’s not pushing that she’s bragging bout how much money she makes. I don’t get how people can in good conscience push these pyramid schemes, or MLM as they caLl them now.
I am still doing Crossfit. I’m signed up for the Crossfit open again to challenge myself for new things.
I find it interesting and disgusting to see the sheer number of machines and fad diets to lose fat. Work hard and be consistent is all you need to do to make yourself better.
We finally made it back to the gym today. We have been too busy to get there. I had personally lost my drive a few months ago when Nan died, but it’s back now.