WOD 12th July Thank God for Testing!

I am busy revising for a written Crossfit exam on Sunday and have found reading slow! I am not the fastest reader in the world by a long shot.

I think at present it doesn’t help that I am really tired and when I am sitting trying to focus on something like say reading the Crossfit Journal my eyes tend to droop!

Anyways I have been pushing through the urge to sleep and reading over and over again trying to commit to memory.

Finally at about 4pm today I got to the end of the journal for the second time in as many weeks and decided I needed a break.

What better way to break then by testing out the WOD for Thursday’s Crossfit London classes.

I had it planned for a while but looking over it again I decided I didn’t like the way it looked so after a bit of tweaking I headed to the gym.

I wanted a warm up that consisted of the moves used in the WOD – Hang Squat Cleans, Front Squats, Overhead Squats (strength component) and a classic Thruster for good measure.

Twice through should suffice in reps of 10.

I love warming up with Overhead Squats
I love warming up with Overhead Squats

10 of each in this order – x2

Hang Squat Cleans, Front Squats, Thrusters, Overhead Squats

I workout I had originally decided on was a 10 rounder of pull ups, toes 2 bar and Handstand Push ups.

My revised version was completely different…I am so fickle these days.

3 Front Squats , 5 Strict Pull ups, 9 Hang Squat Cleans

The only thing I hadn’t revised was the rounds of 10.

I set my bar up with 35Kg a respectable weight I thought and got started.

I don’t know if it is my clumsiness or what but by round 2 I remembered this was still down in my book as 10 rounds!

Ouch I had surpassed my self on horrible workouts.

Front Squats and Hang Squat Cleans were taking it out of me and I wouldn’t have said I was a wimp.

By round 4 I knew that silly me should have seen this coming and reduced the rounds when I changed the WOD.

So I did…….reduce the round that is.

Coming out of a Squat Clean
Coming out of a Squat Clean

I got the 5 rounds done in 12 minutes of pure hell!!

Maybe it’s just me but we shall see how the crew at Crossfit London get along with this.


Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach


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