The problem with attending Crossfit during my lunch break is that I don’t stop sweating for probably an hour after I’m done with class. Since I only get a finite amount of time for lunch, I don’t really have the option of laying naked on the locker room floor until I cool off before changing and going back to work.
Not to mention, who would want to lay naked in a public locker room anyway? Ewie.
But regardless, the only way to fit in my workout today was to go during lunch, so I made it work. Even if I am stinky and offensive to my co-workers.
Warm Up: The usual stuff. Practiced a few toes to bar before class. If I do a kind of double kipping swing I can get my toes to maybe a foot away. It sounds pathetic, but I’m not even joking it is SO much closer than I’ve ever been before.
SWOD: Deadlift 4×3
1×10 RDL @33 warm up
I am starting to appreciate the art that is the deadlift. This was traditionally my least favorite lift ever, but once I figured out what the coaches actually mean when they say “knees out” and what muscles they want activated, it changed this lift for me. Now, rather than feeling it in my back I feel it in my glutes where I’m supposed to.
This was an exciting PR. We pulled for 1 RM right before we moved into the new box back in July and it was every ounce of everything I had to get 143 off the ground. So a 10 lbs PR for 3 reps makes me very happy.
1 mile run (or 1600m row)
Isabel (30 snatches for time)
Score: 8:43 with row and 43 lbs
Ok call me sadistic, but this was FUN! Part of me really wishes I could have run, as I’m sick of my foot hurting, but in truth the workout would have taken me at least twice as long.
Snatching after rowing a mile was unpleasant, which made me glad I kept the weight a bit lighter. That said, the most I’ve ever snatched is 53 lbs, so as I decided on my weight it seemed like a very silly choice to try to snatch my PR 30 times.
By the time the workout was over though, I really think I could have. Not having to do a full squat snatch makes me less anxious about the movement. Obviously, I shouldn’t be able to power snatch more than I can squat snatch, but at the moment I guess I can. It’s clearly not about strength, it’s about confidence.
Another area for improvement.