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On 1/4/2019 at 6:37 PM, Sloth the Enduring said:



Also, I can’t figure out your jump at all.

 

actually I just came up with a better analogy. You know when you bunny hop the mountain bike, you kind of crouch down on the bike right before you jump? it's like that. 

 

 

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okay, I am 100% 95% 87.2% healed from whatever Avian/Swine/Planet of the Apes flu I had, and back at it.

 

Yesterday morning I woke up and was finally better, as opposed to "better". Although my lungs make these alarming, muffled creaking noises whenever I shift position, like I have a humpback whale stuffed in my chest cavity.

 

 

 

Anyway, I ate nutritiously and went to the gym in the afternoon. I just did the same legs/strength workout I did the last time I was there, as I didn't think I was up for cardio yet.

 

bike 10 mins to warm up

handstand/toe to bar stuff

pullups

hip thrust

leg press

ham curl

leg extention

 

I didn't do the rower part. Big gains on my hip thrust; my dream to have the ass of a Brazilian Samba dancer is within my grasp. I can sense it.

 

I scheduled a session with the trainer for noon Friday (tomorrow); that will be my first workout with someone coaching me thru it. Should be interesting; at least worth experimenting with.

 

I read a book about competing in the Crossfit Open and another two chapters of my underwater archeology book. Was rewarded with more grisly dismemberment. I'm not reading that book anymore. 

 

I'm a little freaked out about missing a whole week, but not as much as I probably should be. If my handstands and pullups don't start improving soon I'm going to be in serious trouble, but I'm just going to keep focused on each puzzle piece. 

 

42 days... I think registration opens next week.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Life, the Universe, and Everything

 

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53 minutes ago, Raxie said:

Squeeee so exciting!!!!

 

Thanks! I need @DarK_RaideR to come #agressivelymotivate me.

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First workout with the trainer at gym today. I will report properly when my body works again in a few hours, but let it be known that when I wrote up a workout that had 100 70-pound dumbbell squats in it, I was clearly possessed by demons 

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Yesterday’s workout:

4x circuit

 

dumbbell squat ladder 

step-up x 40

pull-ups x 10

wall balls x 20

KB swing (35 pound kB) x 20

200 yrd run

 

I did the dumbbell ladder with 30 pound dumbbells, and each round of the circuit added 10 reps (so 10/20/30/40). 

 

Ive done this workout before but never for 4 rounds and never with the dumbbells laddered.  This was my first workout with someone coaching me and it was clearly different - I stayed at a steadier pace, and Roc advised me on how to break up the sets. It was still really hard, but a lot of the problem was that I’m not fully recovered from being sick - I had a few points where I really, really could not breathe and my chest feels like I’m breathing through bubbles. Still, I got through it (I was wiped for the rest of the day) and I’m looking forward to doing the same workout next week with the trainer again to see how much difference having full lung function  helps :-p

 

today will probably just be a walk. For some weird reason I’m longing to go back to the gym but I’m super sore so I’m waiting til tomorrow. I’m toying with the idea of giving up cycling for the last four weeks before the open so I can focus on that; the weather’s crap and I’m not getting to it much anyway so I might just drop it altogether. 

 

Registration opened and I got signed up. 

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1 minute ago, Sloth the Enduring said:

:sorrow:

 

It’s only four weeks! 

 

Just long emough to make breaking my ass back in really unpleasant when I resume. 

 

Yes, I knew how terrible that would sound when I thought it. 

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And so week two begins. Is that right? is it week two? I'm lost without @Xena here to help me.

 

Didn’t work out on Saturday; too tired and sore.

Sunday I did a short strength/upper body workout; I was still pretty sore and my knees were hurting.

Bike 25 mins to warm up

Tbar rows 
Lat pull
Bench Press

I went to set up the lat pulls and confused my numbers and instead of loading 140 pounds on the machine I set up 180 pounds. I got two sets of four reps out wondering, “why the HELL is this so hard?” before I realized what I’d done. So that was interesting. Also, I apparently can't math.

Sunday was a hard day. I was still so sore and tired, and it was the first time over the course of this challenge that I started to feel like I might not make it to the end. It just seemed like I wasn’t getting anywhere and I wasn’t recovering and unnnnngh. After I got home and ate dinner I felt a lot better. I still have five and a half weeks, so I still have some time.

Depending on how I feel today after work I’ll either do “Sham”, which is deadlifts and running, or “Nancy” which is overhead squats and running. Either way it’ll have running and it will suck.

 

I'm trying to keep a handle on my nutrition, but don't tell that to the muffin I'm currently eating for breakfast.

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

I fully expect you to one-up your 2018 Open performance.

 

 

arrrrrrrrrgh

 

 

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On 1/12/2019 at 11:10 AM, DJtrippyT said:

 This was my first workout with someone coaching me and it was clearly different - I stayed at a steadier pace, and Roc advised me on how to break up the sets. It was still really hard, but a lot of the problem was that I’m not fully recovered from being sick - I had a few points where I really, really could not breathe and my chest feels like I’m breathing through bubbles. Still, I got through it (I was wiped for the rest of the day) and I’m looking forward to doing the same workout next week with the trainer again to see how much difference having full lung function  helps

 

Sounds like fun!  Keep up the good work!

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MOTIVATIONAL SCREAMING MAN IS AT THE GYM TODAY

 

OMFG ITS AMAZING

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week two update:

 

Monday was a much better day than Sunday. I did a metcon that went well, I felt strong, and I felt like I was back in the game.

 

Workout was:

 

4 circuits of:

 

Deadlift #135 x 25 reps

Rower 300 meters

 

I felt good with this. I felt like the deadlifts were strong, my form was good, and I broke the 25 reps into two sets of 12 (ish) to keep it from overwhelming me. The row was rowing, so whatever. I finished the whole workout by walking/running a mile on the treadmill. 

 

Tuesday I didn't work out because I had a ton of adulting to do and I didn't have time.

 

Today (wednesday) I did a strength and accessory session because I am scheduled to work out with the trainer again tomorrow and I wanted to leave some gas in the tank for that.

 

30 mins stationary bike (5.5 miles) to warm up

 

handstand practice

dead hang/ toe-to-bar practice

j-ups 12 reps

Military press, 25 lb dumbbells 3 sets of 10

delt raises 15 lb dumbbells 3 sets of 10

something else I can't remember. 

 

J-ups are something I found in the wilds of the internet, where you use the smith machine with the bar set low to sit on the floor and basically do a pull-up from the sitting position; it's to help you concentrate on your upper back form so you can get better at pull-ups. At this point anything up to and including chicken sacrifice is fair game so I'm trying it.

 

As mentioned earlier, MOTIVATIONAL SCREAMING MAN was in the house today, shouting at himself in the mirror while he did upright rows. The best part (besides that he goes around and gives everyone in the gym motivational speeches between sets; I'm telling you this guy HAS A FUTURE) is that I recognized the motivational speech of the day; it's on one of the youtube videos that I watch to get ramped up for workouts or during the treadmill sessions to keep from strangling myself with the deadman cord from sheer boredom. So I could follow along and grade his performance. B+ at least, with extra points for enthusiasm.

 

tomorrow is the trainer session, lord help me. I hope it goes better this week and I don't throw up this time.

 

i don't know how many days are left but I know it's not enough

 

 

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14 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

At this point anything up to and including chicken sacrifice is fair game so I'm trying it.

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Did NOT throw up this time! Victory!

 

4 circuits 

 

dB snatch @ 35 x25

rower 300 meters

pylluos x 10

wallballs x 20

kb swing x 20

run 200 yard 

 

goddamn. The snatches were brutal. The rest was just hard. 

 

Thank god the gym was almost empty because around rep 12 of the snatches I was literally screaming to get that thing overhead. Motivational screaming man has nothing on me in the throes of despair. 

 

I did not know my heart rate could go to 180 but apparently it can. 

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Pretty consistent heart rate  pattern there. Good job on the WOD. 25 snatches per arm for 4 rounds even sounds brutal.

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