Friday, February 3, 2012

Wall Balls

February 1, 2012

January went by with a blink of an eye. Time is flying...

We sort of have this superstition joke at the gym. When any one of us happens to notice, or bring up the fact that we havent "done something" in a while we know that it is all of a sudden going to appear on the board the next week. This happened this weekend. We were talking about box jumps and bang... box jumps on Monday... and we also talked about wall balls... we knew it was only a matter of time!!

Today was the day. Here are two older pics of Hubs and I from back in October while doing the wall balls in "The Count."



What do you have to do? Get that med ball, either a 14lb or 20lb ball up to that red line on the wall. Easy right?! Suuuurreee!!

Anyway, today was an AMRAP. I love that in crossfit there are days that we do As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) and there are other days that we do a set number of rounds for time. It gives a great balance to the way you fight and push to get things done. Of course, in my mind I am always pushing as hard as I can while keeping proper form in mind... but somehow psychologically its different when its an AMRAP. Being an 8 minute AMRAP its a common misconception to say "oh only 8 minutes..."

My legs were still pretty "jello-y" but I was going to push through. DAMN... at the end of the 8 minutes after kettle bell swings and wall balls... I wasnt sure I was going to be able to walk!! My legs continued to be sore most of the day at work, but again, it was a good sore, a welcome sore... one that makes me know I am working my butt off (literally)!

I also sucked it up a bit while waiting for the shower and worked those double unders. I told myself I was going to do them every day until I get them, so far if they havent been in a warmup or workout I have practiced. I am sooooo frustrated with them and I am trying not to let it get in my head.

Must keep working at it!!

WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- 20 Double Unders
- 15 Hollow Rocks
- 10 Pullups
- 5 Burpees
Lax Shoulder Mobility
Rope Climbs (X5)

WOD: "Lilt"
8 Minute AMRAP
- 20 Wall Balls
- 10 KB Swings (1pd)
(4 Rounds + 20 Rx)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
3 X 20 False Grip Ring Rows

* Worked Double Unders

WEEK 4, DAY 3: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Egg Muffins with Mushrooms, Onion, Tomato
Lunch - Leftover Balsamic Pot Roast
Afternoon Snack - Lara Bar
Afternoon Tea
Dinner - Flank Steak and Brussel Sprouts

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