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.
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.
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