With all the excitement in my house over the last few weeks I have been sticking to Steve’s programming from the morning classes for the evening sessions.
But not one to dish out without trying myself I gave it a bash.
I have not been 100% since Saturday with a bit of a cold and sniffle. This wouldn’t normally bother me but since I can’t take anything to help me get over it I am left sniffing and coughing drinking peppermint tea to help.
I think that is why I felt particularly weak today. Well at least I hope that is why!!!
Steve used a push press – push up ladder for a warm up. The push ups were on a barbell for the main class but as I thought on the spot about my stability and protective of joints I kept them on the floor. The ladder went as follows 10.8.6.4.2,
Strength was the clean and press from Friday and this is where I felt weak. On Friday I lifted 27.5kg no problem but today 25kg was hard! And I mean I found it really challenging, grunting noises and all.
I don’t have an explanation for this only that it must be the cold I am suffering from.
I did 3×5 as trying to rep out for the last set was going to be impossible without someone helping the weight up.
Skill work up next, L holds on the rings. I started at 5 seconds and built up to 10 seconds and then 15 seconds.
This always burns my quads and I think it always will!
When I reached the tabata Front squats I was regreting the L holds. Quads still burning.
I used 20kg and managed 10 in the first round and 7/8 in the following 7.
For those not familiar with Tabata it is intervals of 8 rounds. You have 20 seconds of effort and 10 seconds of rest each round.
I hope a restful day Tuesday will get me back to form for Wednesday.
More peppermint tea I think.
Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach