30 September, 2015

Weekly Works {Week 11}

Eeesh.

I knew going back to my workouts after a week off was going to be rough, but I wasn't expecting it to be this rough.

As I mentioned the other day, my hip is still giving me all kinds of fits. But the worst part about it is that it is now wrecking havoc on my knee. Stupid IT band. Needless to say, anything that involves kneeling right now is pretty painful.

Despite all the aches, pains and frustration, heading back to CrossFit was a welcome challenge. As much as I needed to take a break, I also needed to get back at it and get my sweat on. My mental health really does depend on it.

This week we did worked on lots of upper body stuff, which is what I need. As much as I love my deadlifts and squats, I still have the upper body strength of a toddler.

Strict shoulder presses were on the menu for the strength component this week. I'd like to say I was able to keep up with the dude in the video, but my max is more than 100lbs less than his beginning weight. Awesome. I did manage to beat my previous 1 rep max though, which is awesome. Even if it was only 65lbs.

My favorite workout of the week was not one I would generally look forward to: (modified) handstand push-ups and kettle bell taters (sorry, the video is not in English, but really, who pays that much attention when a super cute dude is talking?).

The workout was for time and looked a little like this:
Hand Stand Push-ups
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Kettlebell Taters
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

On paper, it didn't seem quite so bad. But in execution, it was brutal. My shoulders were screaming by the end of it, but it was still a lot of fun.

Monday: Off
Tuesday: 1.5 mile walk with Bandit
Wednesday: Crossfit
Thursday: Crossfit
Friday: Off
Saturday: Off
Sunday: 2.25 mile walk with Bandit



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