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Robzilla1983

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  1. Guess I wrote my results too soon. Couldn't resist tire flips this morning Power cleans build to 135x3 God damn that got heavy 5 rounds 1 min dbl unders 1 min 3 person tire flips 1 min ring rows Double unders FINALLY felt good again. It's been two months since I could do them well
  2. I'ma go ahead and write this up now. Disclaimer: This weekend is going to be a bust. Wife and kids are heading out of town for a week, leaving on Saturday. Rob is going to get his drink on 1) Eat better. Ummm, this... did not happen. And has in fact got worse. I had good intentions, but really just kind of fell off the bandwagon. I could make up excuses (and after reading It Starts With Food, I think some of the excuses would be valid), but it won't change the outcome. I will probably explore this one again in the future. Once the kids are sleeping through the night better, and I'm not as dead tired, and once we're through the busy time at work, it might be time to look at it again. As it is, I think there was just too much going on and I stress ate like crazy 2) WODs - bring it. This one, this I killed. I'm really happy with how every single workout went since the challenge started. Even on days when my wrists were sore, and I've had to modify, I didn't scale down as much as what I could have. Example: last week called for handstand pushups. I practiced one, since normally I can do it, but my wrist hurt too bad and it wasn't happening. The coaches had people doing pushups instead, but I went for ring dips since pushups were too easy (it only called for like 5 per round or something). That coach hadn't seen me do a dip at that point, so she was a bit apprehensive, but in the middle of the WOD I hear "Now that's a dip Rob!" One workout had 4 rounds of sandbag runs, and I actually kept my (slow) jog speed up the entire time. Usually with sandbags I take walking breaks. Life goal: 3) Stop being lazy at home. well it's hilarious to think I had free time at home at one point. This was something I started in day 1 and never looked back. We have a nice routine now where I do all the dog stuff, all the cooking, and all the bottles (which sounds like nothing, but it's an hour process). Usually wind up doing dishes. The routine, more or less, is I come home and have about an hour where I don't really need to do much. But from 5 o'clock on I'm moving until I go to bed. So, big old fail on goal 1, and killed goals 2 and 3. So 66% - winds up being a B- I guess? Whatevs. I'm still pretty thrilled with killing it in goal 2 and 3. Tootin' my own horn here, but I managed to continue getting up for the 6am workout throughout the whole challenge (except last week, where I thought I died because I was so tired). With infant twins at home, that's pretty impressive. I am a bit of a perfectionist sometimes, so I have a tendency to focus just on the negatives. I have to force myself to recognize how awesome it is that I've managed the 6am workouts consistently. I never, ever, ever thought I'd workout at this hour of the day, letalone do it while I have 2 month old twins at home. So go Rob! Now, time to drink all the beers
  3. Deadlifts build to 335x5. Tied for PR. Felt stronger than last week, but still rounding my back on the last couple of reps so repeating this weight next week. 12 min AMRAP 200m run 6 power snatch 70# 6 rounds even Tied to hold pace with Kevin, but couldn't get my legs to move fast enough after about the third round. Got nicknamed The Walking Deadlift by Coach Jane because of last week's attempt. I like it. Oddly appropriate considering how I feel after deadlifts
  4. OH Press build to 130x5 for a PR. Only had 3 reps at this weight the last time I tried. As usual, things felt heavy in sets 4 and 5, but came together nicely in 6. 9 min AMPRAP 9 OH squat 60# 9 burpees 4+17 and a half (my chest hit the ground, just didn't get the jump up) SO close to 5 full rounds. Another half second on the clock would've probably done it. That was a sneaky little WOD. Rounds 1 and 2 felt great, then I hit a brick wall and really struggled with the rest of it. The squats are starting to not suck as much. It took a few reps to figure out where/how to lock my shoulders in, but things felt great once I hit the sweet spot.
  5. I've definitely been guilty of http://amrapjokes.tumblr.com/post/26999579477/getting-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-to-check-the-wod when I'm feeding the girls in the middle of the night. Also, this: http://amrapjokes.tumblr.com/post/26998712792/realizing-it-says-squat-clean-and-not-power-clean Only squat and power snatch instead of squat and power clean
  6. For your viewing pleasure, pages and pages of glorious GIFs http://amrapjokes.tumblr.com/ It's so good. Seriously. I think my favourite is the GHD situp kitty.
  7. Squats build to 260x5. Tied for PR. They felt stronger than the last time I tried this weight. 8 min AMRAP 200m sandbag run 5 ring dips 5 cleans 105 for PR 2 + 1 Sandbag runs still suck, but they're starting to suck slightly less than before. First round was a slow jog the whole time. Second round had a bit of a walking break, and third round was a very slow jog with logs of walking breaks (i.e. what every round used to be) Loved making it back in after a week off.
  8. I remember reading that before, on the internet somewhere so you know it's true I will take that as an excuse to have a guilt-free week off. No joke, when my friend was younger and people asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said he wanted to be "they"
  9. Tire flips are a ton of fun. I can't get it solo yet, but with a group it's awesome. On Saturdays our box breaks out the toys: tire, atlas stones, sled. The workouts are usually brutal but super fun Having a burnout week. I was super super tired yesterday and today and cancelled my crossfit times. Kind of have up on trying to eat well for the past couple of days, but I've somehow snacked less than usual. I don't understand. Gonna try crossfit tomorrow, but I suspect I'll end up takin the week off
  10. Yoga Power cleans build to 130x3 Been forever since I did these. Getting heavy towards the end but felt good nonetheless 15 min AMRAP 200m sandbag run Tire flips Ring dips 3 full rounds plus a run This was a lot of fun. Tire flips are a blast. Sandbag run wasn't as painful as it usually is. This was the first time I've kept the run pace up for the whole thing. Usually intake lots of walking breaks. Great Saturday morning!
  11. Deadlifts build to 335x5 for a PR That one's for you Miss Laura! A little wobbly on the last couple, so repeating this weight next week. Felt great to hit all 5 reps though. Took 3 weeks to get'em. 8 min AMRAP 6 power snatch 65 pounds 6 chinups 5 rounds + 5 Back in the Games Open WOD I managed to build up to 115 on the power snatch, so I thought I might be able to pull it off RX'd, but decided to play it safe at 85. In between deadlifts I gave 85 a try and it was too heavy. Before the WOD started I tried 75, and it might've been OK if my wrist wasn't bothering me, so all the way down to 65. A bit humbling, but I'm happy using an appropriate weight. For all three lifts this week I have to repeat the same weight next week. I think I'm starting to find my limit on everything. It only took 7 months
  12. Couldn't they just call it deadlift knee instead of runners knee? Hope being on the mend does you well. You'll come back stronger than ever
  13. this should cheer you up while your deadlifting is on hold : http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/07/internet-cat-video-film-festival/
  14. I don't think you're ready for this jelly If I was awesome at finding gifs like you are I would throw one in here. For now you'll have to use your imagination
  15. Holy lordy am I ever tired this week. So the plan for working out 4 times has been scaled back to 3 if I'm lucky. Not as tired today (thank god) so we'll see what's in the cards for tomorrow. Rob needs to be wide awake for a deadlift PR attempt
  16. Nice work on the run! And nice work getting mentally stronger! That's the tough one. That's what I've been finding lately too. Even with today's workout, I had full intentions on half assing it, but once I started I just pushed through and came out with a respectable time. Angie sounds nasty. We had that come up once, but it was during the Open, so I did whatever the open workout was that night. Which I think was the AMRAP 15 box jumps, 12 push press, toes to bar one. Absolutely brutal workout, but still one of my favourites.
  17. When I was rocking Eva to sleep at 4am I thought of the most hilarious and witty reply to this. Now I forget what it was *sad face* OH Press build to 130x3 for a PR I'm happy with 3 reps since it was the first time at that weight. First 5 sets felt stronger than they usually do 4 rounds 5 cleans 100 pounds 10 burpees 20 double unders 9:58 I've been up since 4, and was starting to feel it towards the end of the strength work, so I was all set to half ass this one, but I ended up pushing pretty hard in it. Things were mostly unbroken, and minimal rest in between sets. No attempt at double unders. Just wasn't in the mood to get frustrated with that again.
  18. Well week 3 saw the same struggles that week 2 did. I cannot stop pigging out. Seriously. This week, more than the rest, was real bad for just caving in and stuffing my face with sugar. I've been getting less sleep, so it's probably related, but it's pissing me off. Started today off on the right foot (again) so I'll have to keep trying. What did go well though was the workouts. Since I have to get up for the overnight feedings now I had full intentions of taking the week off. Monday though was a holiday for us Canadians, but crossfit held an open gym in the afternoon so I got my squats in. Then Wednesday evening I was wired for some reason, and it was a relaxing evening at home so I made it in for deadlifts. Then on Friday, after a couple of days of realizing the sleep deprivation wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be, I made it in for the 6am class. on the subject of sleep: I'm amazed how quickly I'm adjusting. Before the girls were born, I couldn't imagine getting up for a 6am workout. Typically I went to bed at 10:30-11:00, and getting up at 6:30 was brutal. As soon as I started back to work I started going to bed at around 10:00-10:30, and getting up at 5:30 for the 6am workout, and it wasn't too bad. I was definitely groggy, and a felt weaker than usual, but I never ever ever ever thought I'd get up to workout at 6am so I didn't mind half assing it (and, as mentioned above, that groggy-ness, and weakness, is finally starting to go away). Last week when I had to start getting up for the 3am feedings I thought I would die. And really, Tuesday was hell. I felt like a zombie all day. Came home from work and crashed hard. I don't think I talked to anyone the whole night. All of the sudden Wednesday and Thursday went great though. I wasn't tired at all in the day, and was even cutting back on my coffee intake. At this point my sleeping was usually 10:00-3:00, then up for at least half an hour, usually a full hour, then awake again at 6:30. Even with the next to nothing sleep I got on Thursday night, getting into the gym on Friday wasn't as tough as I thought it would be, and surviving the day wasn't bad. I got an afternoon headache, but that was it. Thursday and Friday were long as nights thanks to the girls, and the grandparents did all the feedings on Saturday (thank god), so I got a good night sleep. Then last night the girls were good again and didn't wake up until 3. I never thought that I'd feel that good with only 5 hours total sleep in the night; first for were consecutive, then up for an hour, then back to bed for an hour. I'd like to think that my body realized I don't plan to stop doing things just because I'm tired, so it's adjusting. That, or I'm delirious with lack of sleep; which I haven't completely ruled out. Gonna put things to the test this week and try to get back into a 4 workouts per week schedule. Really hoping it goes well.
  19. Two coaches called me out on it. Technically it's next week I'm re-doing. Usually I go up by 5. Not too worried though. I'd rather do them right then increase the weight.
  20. That is by far my fave meme BTW. Not the first time I've gotten it I might add Thanks for that Squats build to 260x5 for a PR Got called out on not getting enough depth on the last set, so repeating the weight next week. It did feel strong, but that could be because of the depth thing Kelly 5 rounds 400m run 30 24" box jumps 30 wall balls with 20 pound ball 2 rounds + run + 20 jumps I may or may not have missed 5 wall balls on round two. Lost count half way through. Had to share the box on the box jumps, which was nice. We would take turns getting a rep in. Made me push a little harder since I didn't want to hold my partner up. After a few weeks of the 6am thing I'm finally starting to feel a bit stronger. My chinups, which were brutal the first few times, are right back to where they should be. I should be hitting 2 sets of 10 unbroken within a few weeks; something I never thought I'd get to. Even wall balls with the 20 pound ball is getting easier. Getting in sets of 5 isn't as hard as it used to be, and I'm more consistently hitting the 10' mark
  21. First time making the 6am class since I've had to get up for the middle of the night feedings. For some reason I had way more energy today than when I used to sleep through the night. (Last night I slept from 10-11, 11-1, 3-5. Interval sleeping: it's like interval training, but sucks so much more) OH Press build to 125x5 for a PR (like a boss!) 4 rounds 25 double unders 3 snatch 55# 8:58 Probably could've gone up in weight for the snatch, but thought I'd take it easy on my shoulder. I fought like hell for 3 rounds of double unders. It's frustrating when I know I can get them, but just can't string them together lately. On the last round I did 75 singles, since I was the last man standing.
  22. Had some time and energy this evening so I got an unplanned workout in. Deadlifts build to 335x2 Only hit two reps at this weight last week. My goal was one, so I'm happy with two (and if I was being picky it was really 2.5) 21-15-9 Wall balls 20 pounds Pushups 299 m run with a sandbag 14:07 Holy cow that was tough. I struggled just to not quit this one. Almost talked myself out of the sandbag on runs 2 and 3, but I stuck with it. I use the term run lightly. It was more jogging intervals with lots of walking. Did a little muscle up practice. Glad I made it in on lunch for more serious practice since I didn't have much energy left after tonight's workout. Mostly worked on false grip ring rows this evening. On lunch I focused more on transitions
  23. DT sounds fun. I've done similar ones, but usually a 3-2-1 rep scheme. Once was 8 min AMRAP, another was 10 rounds (talk about fatiguing). I like that 3-2-1 rep scheme, and straining those movements together just feels badass
  24. I always get the impression that Fran isn't anyone's best WOD. I haven't met her yet, but I've seen a few of the ladies now, and a couple gentlemen, so I have a sneaking suspicion it won't be long. I'm kind of excited. When we do thrusters it's usually 95 pounds Rx'd, which is the only weight I can do Rx yet. I don't know what Fran calls for, but hopefully it's the same. Plus I got the chinups down. Pretty sure it'd be the first girl I can do Rx'd so I'm anxious to try Congrats in the Rn! That shit ain't easy. That must feel amazing after years of hard work
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