Last week was a “light” week for Crossfit, which is kind of like saying it was a warm week for Antarctica. I completed 4 Crossfit workouts and 1 trail run/hike.
Trained at Dalton’s Crossfit. After a refreshing mobility session we did:
I broke it up into 4 rounds of:
- 400 meter run
- 25 med ball cleans
- 10 med ball push ups
- 25 med ball sit ups
plus 10 more med ball push ups. All that took me about half an hour!
Total training time: About 70 minutes
Another so-called “light” day that wore me the heck out.
5 rounds of:
- 10 push jerks @ 75#
- 10 pull ups
- 10 sit ups
- 10 overhead squats @35# (I still have a bum shoulder. Plus, my body doesn’t like overhead squats.)
- 10 push ups
Took me about 23 minutes.
Total training time: About 50 minutes.
Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 15 minutes:
- 5 deadlifts at 50% of 1 rep max (1RM) (135#)
- 5 ring dips
Also worked on getting a muscle up. Still can’t do ’em.
Total training time: About 60 minutes.
There was nothing light about this day, at least for me.
Started out with squat cleans
- 2 sets of 5 at 50% of 1RM (65#)
- 2X5 at 65% (85#)
- 2X5 at 75% (105#)
Then did as many reps as possible (AMRAP) in 12 minutes of
- 5 power cleans at 95#
- 10 box jumps
I completed 8 rounds and 2 reps in 12 minutes.
Total training time: 60 minutes.
I love the gym, but it’s enormously important to get outside at least once a week.
Woke up early for a short run/hike in the beautiful foothills of Claremont, California. Turns out everyone and their mother had the same idea that day. I actually liked that, since the bears and mountain lions that inhabit the area may be more inclined to eat someone else.
I alternated 2 minutes of walking and 1 minute of running up the hill for a little over a mile, and ran all the way back.
Total workout time, including warm up and cool down: about 37 minutes.
There are two bad things about a “light” Crossfit week:
- It’s not light.
- The following week you’re gonna pay for all that fake lightness.