The CrossFit Diaries: Screw it I’m Going Big

After a great weekend it was back to the grind on Monday. I don’t know what it was but I just had a tough time getting going on Monday. Just totally dragging my feet and struggling to get moving and into the day. I powered through and by the time that I got to the gym I was feeling ready to roll. Knowing it was squats going in probably helped, but I knew that today was going to be a tough WOD. Here it is:

Strength/Skill:

Squat- 3 x 5 (add 5-10 lbs from last week)

Press- Build to a Five Rep Max (take no more than two attempts)

Workout of the Day:

For time (10 minute cap):

40-30-20-10

Kettlebell Snatch

Lateral Hop

This week’s rowing workouts:

Long Interval: 2 x 1000m Row (4 min rest) Work on pacing and consistency

Short Interval: 500m-400m-300m-200m-100m (rest as long as it takes you to row each interval)

Best days for these will be Monday, Tuesday or Saturday

I’ve still got to get through my rowing workout for this week, so I’ll probably do that today after work. After going what I felt was too light for the last two weeks on squats I kind of snapped and said “screw it, I’m going big today”. Ended up going 395lb for squat and then went to 175lb for the press. We were rushed on the press for time because it’s a group of 4 guys all working at heavy weights but different, so it takes a while to work through. Still happy with the strength/skill portion for today.

The WOD was a real monster, particularly the jumps (see squats: 395lb). Totaled to 100 kb snatches which was tough. It was a moment of pure mental determination to get through it all. I finished and just dropped to the floor. It took me little over 8 minutes to do the whole thing. I can feel the impact of all those snatches on my body right now. Just boom town. That’s really the only way I can think to describe this workout.

This puts me inline to squat over 400 next week and I certainly have to deadlift over 400 Wednesday now too. So I guess this officially puts me back in the “Big Boy Weight” arena for lifting. Feels good.

Stay classy.

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