A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Happy Monday! Hopefully most of you are enjoying a nice and long holiday weekend. If you have to work today, hopefully it’s a slow day at work. I’m going to keep this short and sweet since most people are out and about enjoying their time off.
Last week I was in a weird funk for a few days. Do you ever just get in a mood where you are stressed, unmotivated, you hate everything (not to be dramatic but kind of), and you think nothing is going your way? Well that was me last week. When things like this happen and you think the world is against you (even though it’s not), I think it’s important to take a step back and go do something that makes you happy.
For me that is getting out of the house and doing things I enjoy. I went to the gym and lifted some heavy shit! We had a 1RM deadlift on that day and it was just what I needed to get those happy endorphins flowing. Later on I went grocery shopping (something I like to do), which helped as well.
Working out is not only a way to stay healthy, but a stress relief as well. It helps you forgot about the 1000 things that is on your mind and just focus on your task at hand – whether that be lifting something heavy, running a few miles, or clearing your head with yoga. Make it not just about losing weight or staying healthy, but how it can overall improve your quality of life.
Sunday – CrossFit City Limits open gym
5×2 pause front squats (1 pause + 1 regular)
10:00 partner AMRAP
42 abmat sit-ups
30 KB swings (35)
18 man-makers (20)
We got 2+13 KBS – I did it with Michael and sometimes his cardio isn’t the best haha. I think I could get 3+ rounds with a different partner. No offense to him 🙂
Monday – rest day
Tuesday – CrossFit City Limits workout
5×10 shoulder taps
then, 5x for quality:
20 barbell good mornings
I finished my rows in 4:03 and 4:14. I haven’t done a 1k sprint in awhile and it SUCKED! Haha
Wednesday – CrossFit City Limits workout
20:00 to establish 1RM deadlift
cleans (40% of max deadlift)
*rest as needed between sets but all reps must be touch and go. Dropping the weight would be a “foul” and the set wouldn’t count. Use same weight for all three sets.
I finished with 230# on my deadlift and finished in the workout in 4:56 using 92, 95, and 100 (I increased as I thought I could) – I had to drop the bar 2x (after reps 7 and 8) on the set of 9. My grip was gone and I probably shouldn’t have increased the weight that much.
Thursday – CrossFit City Limits workout
15-12-9 push jerks (40% of 1RM deadlift)
I finished in 11:32 RX
Friday – CrossFit City Limits workout
2x for reps:
1:00 air squats
1:00 box jumps (20/16)
1:00 toes to bar
1:00 inverted burpees
1:00 wallballs (20/14)
1:00 double unders
I finished with 489 reps (255+234)
Saturday – CrossFit City Limits open gym
even: 20/15 cals on the assault bike
odd: 12 GDH sit-ups
I did 12 cals and 12 GHDs