The CrossFit Diaries: I “Love” Burpees

Rant: My legs are still sore from Monday. I actually called Jason and Marcus assholes for making the workout of squats followed by heavy front lunges. It’s a drastic overstatement, but seriously, everyone who did the Monday workout was discussing how sore their legs are today. It was brutal, but that’s why we do it.

/rant.

Okay, so back to business here. I was excited for today, particularly the pull-up part. They’re getting better and that’s really making me feel good. Also, there’s something satisfying about picking up a stupid amount of weight off the floor. I know it is a very meat-head-ish thing to say, but seriously. It’s satisfying. And stress relieving. And a bunch of other stuff. Try it sometime. Here’s today’s nugget of joy:

Strength/Skill:

Deadlft- 3,3,2,2,1,1

Pull Ups- 3 x Max Reps (strict or light band)

Workout of the Day:

21-15-9

Goblet Squat

Toes to Bar

at 9:00 on the clock

21-15-9

Kettlebell Swing

Burpee

6 minute time cap on each workout

Strength/Skill portion was great. I worked up to 455lb on the dead lift and probably could have gone 465 or even 475, but 455 was good for today. Pull-ups went great. I was 1 short of hitting 10 straight strict pull-ups. I will get this done next week Monday before class. I will hit that goal of 10 straight strict pull-ups before Turkey day. Strength/skill portion was good. Almost too good.

WOD was fun. I foolishly thought the goblet squat/toes to bar (or butterfly sit-ups) was going to be more difficult so I did that first. BIG MISTAKE. What the hell was I thinking? I hate burpees and while they’re an excellent workout, they are by far the worst thing to do. Rookie move. Knocked out the first set of goblets/toes-to-bar in under 4 minutes. I did 12 toes to bar first and then needed to switch to butterfly sit-ups. I’m still working on getting the toes to bar motion down. It’s tough because my legs (read: ass) is so heavy that it’s hard not to start swinging a lot. I’m getting better, but there is definitely room for improvement.

Second one was much longer. I finished in like 5:30. Burpees man, burpees. That and the sore legs really made this one a grind. I got through it and finished up. Tough but good. I’m really starting to love this stuff.

Looking forward to Friday and then really only 1 workout next week as I fly to L.A. to officiate my cousin’s wedding and celebrate Thanksgiving. Looking forward to some warm weather and a great time.

Stay classy.

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