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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.

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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 :)

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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

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Congratulations on the solid progress! I really like the fact that you re-did the squats due to the lack of depth - form is everything!

Did you know the person who called you on it? I think its something I struggle with towards the end of a session too, but my workout buddy isn't the most experienced weight lifter and my gym is too quiet for a stranger to say anything!

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Congratulations on the solid progress! I really like the fact that you re-did the squats due to the lack of depth - form is everything!

Did you know the person who called you on it? I think its something I struggle with towards the end of a session too, but my workout buddy isn't the most experienced weight lifter and my gym is too quiet for a stranger to say anything!

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.

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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.

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I'll hope it's that your body is adjusting :) I'm glad to hear it! I definitely can't imagine lifting heavy that early. You are the sheezy fo' reezy. (no, i don't know where that came from)

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your body is adjusting. just be patient with yourself.

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I'll hope it's that your body is adjusting :) I'm glad to hear it! I definitely can't imagine lifting heavy that early. You are the sheezy fo' reezy. (no, i don't know where that came from)

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.

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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*

Nooooooooo! I hate when that happens. I think it's time to start strategically leaving notepads all around :P

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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.

I know it doesn't seem like it now, but your body WILL adjust, and you will get less zombified as time goes on. Props to you for helping with the feedings; you're a great husband and a great daddy. And good for you for pushing through the WOD!!!

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3>0.

That's actually a mathematical fact, too. Go me.

Yes! You must deadlift PR like a boss so I can live vicariously through you. Please.

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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 :)

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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 :)

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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!

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you're doing great, rob! and i really want to try tire flips!

...we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter. - Tom Robbins

 

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you're doing great, rob! and i really want to try tire flips!

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

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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

do what you gotta do. you know your priorities, and CF will always be there when you've caught up on the sleepies.

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No harm in resting. They (whoever they are) recommend taking a week off every 5-6 weeks, if I'm not mistaken. So, take a week off. Relax. Sleep. Play with those ridiculously cute girls of yours. Do whatever floats your boat. :)

"I'm just going to remember to not eat like an asshole most of the time" - MoC

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No harm in resting. They (whoever they are) recommend taking a week off every 5-6 weeks, if I'm not mistaken. So, take a week off. Relax. Sleep. Play with those ridiculously cute girls of yours. Do whatever floats your boat. :)

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.

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