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October 13, 2011

CrossFit WOD

Amazing Grace

30 Clean and Jerks (135/95)

CrossFit Texas is holding it’s Barbells for Boobs fundraiser on Saturday.  I can’t go due to marathon training and Cooper has a soccer game, so I did Grace this morning with Gina.  The last time I did Grace was last year at Barbells for Boobs.  I had just started CrossFit and used 50 pounds…time was around 3 minutes.  Today, I PR’d with 95 pounds!  I still don’t feel 100% after being sick and having never attempted an Rx Grace, I paced myself, not knowing when/if I would start to fatigue.  I totally could have gone faster :-)   Oh well, next time…

Time: 7:47 Rx

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September 07, 2011

CrossFit WOD

CrossFit Texas Totals

Max Press
Max Back Squat
Max Bench Press
Max Deadlift

Gotta love a PR day!  My press and back squat PRs remained the same, 90# and 190#.  Bench Press went up 2.5#s to 102.5#.  I probably could’ve gotten 105, but would’ve had to change bars.  107.5 didn’t happen.  What I’m the most proud of is my deadlift.  My previous max, back in June was 200#s.  My goal today was 205-210.  I walked away at 225#!  A 25# PR!  Super stoked about that one!

Score: 607.5

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August 17, 2011

CrossFit WOD

Max Effort: Squat Clean 5×1

21-15-9

Burpees
Sumo Deadlift High-Pull (95/65)
Box Jumps (30/24)

Last week, I 3-repped my previous squat clean max of 115 pounds.  I was excited as to what today may hold after my back squat PR on Monday.  I quickly worked my way up from 65-95-105-115 pounds.  I put on 5 more, knowing that would be my new PR.  120 pounds.  1st attempt…no problem.  It actually seemed easier than I expected it to.  OK, so how high can I go?  5 more pounds added.  125 pounds…got it!  I wasn’t as easy but if felt like I had more in me.  5 more pounds added.  130 pounds…not so much.  Howard said I got it up high enough, just didn’t drop under it.  So I tried a few more times.  Both Brannon and Howard said I had it, just had to commit to dropping under the bar.  Unfortunately, my brain got in the way and I started to get scared of dropping under that much weight.  Oh well…I remember when I had that problem with 115 pounds and I obviously got past it, so I’ll get past this one, just not today.  I am very happy with my 10 pound PR today!

As for the WOD, the numbers on the board were deceiving.  The average time was around 11 minutes, but Howard said it should be an 8 minute WOD.  Brannon put a 15 minute cap on it saying that everyone should finish in 10 minutes or less.   Fortunately, I was able to fix yesterday’s food/supplement issues and I was ready to go.  It didn’t sound like a lot of leg work, but after yesterdays wallballs and running and the squat cleans…my legs started revolting in the 15s.  I pushed through it as much as I could.  Howard hit it right on the head.

Time: 8:06 Rx

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August 15, 2011

CrossFit WOD

Max Effort: Back Squat 5×1

21-15-9

Mountain Climbers (L&R=1)
Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
Pullups

Back to life, back to reality…What a great weekend at the LifeAsRx Tour in Dallas.  We had a blast.  To top it off, I got a new back squat PR this morning!  190 pounds, PR by 10 pounds.

While warming up with a few kettlebell swings, I noticed my upper left arm was really tight and I started to worry a little bit.  During the WOD, I could feel it pulling with each swing, so I slowed down a little bit to make sure I didn’t hurt myself.  I was still able to do all the swings unbroken, but I’m going to have to take it easy the next few days, just to make sure.  Pullups have been giving me issues lately, I’m not sure if it’s my hands/grip, or what.  My callouses make my hands hurt on the smaller bars, but the new rig is too big and I struggle to hold on.  I should have done my pullups outside, that bar seems to be just right for me, but it’s just so dang hot out there.  It didn’t help that 2 pullups in to my round of 9, I get a big piece of dust or chalk in my eye and I can’t see.  I had to drop off the bar and try to use my shirt to wipe my eye because my hands are all chalky.  That added a good 10-15 seconds to my time.  Oh well, not every day can be a good day at the gym.

Time: 7:26 Rx

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July 19, 2011

CrossFit WOD

Max Effort 5×1 Overhead Squat

10 minute AMRAP

10 Knees to Elbows
20 Sledgehammers
*lunging between stations

I finally remembered to tape my wrists and I was able to up my OHS max from 107.5#s to 112.5#s.  Thanks to Sandra and Jennifer for letting me lift with them.  I think we all got new PRs today :-)

As for the WOD, I got 5 full rounds + 10 KTE and was lunging towards the sledgehammers when time was called.  Today was a fun day at CrossFit Texas!

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