Adventures in CrossFit – Back from the Flu Feb19-22, 2018

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Yvonne’s Adventures in CrossFit Feb 19-22, 2018

Back from the Flu

So I’m coming out of a cloud of sickness that had plagued my household, It was nasty and I thought I was going to die! 

But I lived and now I’m back at the gym trying to get myself back to 100%.  If there is one thing that I’ve realized it’s that keeping your mind and your body healthy is super important. 

I wasn’t feeling 100% when I walked in here today, but I can honestly say that working out has definitely helped me get over the sickness.  I am happy to report that I’m also keeping a food log to help me get healthy. 

Jen and Noah are both very good at looking at your diet and helping you tweak it to make sure that you are getting all the right nutrition.  I’m starting off the week on the right track, which is what I tell myself every week, but I’ve realized that you have to take it day by day to make you that you’re living the best life you can live. 

Monday February 19, 2018

Warm up was followed by barbell cycling as follows;

12x Touch-and-Go (TAG) Deadlifts
60 Sec Rest
10x TAG Hang Squat Cleans
60 Sec Rest
8x TAG Squat Cleans


Yes this was as confusing as it looked but that was my bad because I didn’t ask for clarification.  I just worked until I saw someone stop, and then I stopped.  I got up to 175 reps.  I got up to the second set of Squat Cleans and did 10 of those.

My biggest issue today was that I was still struggling with my sinuses.  I didn’t do that bad though.  I’m getting the hang of the Squat Cleans. I’m using lighter weight because I’ve learned by experience that If I try to add weight before I get the technique down, I always fail.  So my advice is to make sure you’ve got the move down before trying to add more weight and risk getting hurt.

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Oh how I love BURBEES, said no one EVER!!  Today was just work, work, work.  It wasn’t hard work as far as the movements, but it was consistent.  I must say that I wouldn’t make the following statement when I first started CrossFit, but I can now say that I like WODs like these because I am beginning to know what my body is good at and what I need to work on.  Today in particular, I have work-arounds for burpees and pull-ups. I am getting quicker at completing these now and therefore I can get more rounds in. 

Like I said, it wasn’t hard, but it was consistent.  I was so sore after this WOD because of the upper body I used.  Here’s the thing with these types of WODs, I love to hate them.  I love that I know exactly what I am doing.  These are all moves that I’ve done before many times and there was no question on the sequence. I hate them because they remind me of how far I still need to go before I can properly do a burpee or a pull up.

I’m glad that I do have work-arounds for both burpees and pull-ups, but I feel like I’m cheating a little because I’m not hitting the floor with those burpees.  I mean if I try to hit the floor, floor would probably hit back and that would be the end of my CrossFit career. lol

Thursday February 22, 2018

So I came in today to find that we were doing a recovery WOD and I didn’t quite understand what these were and the purpose, so I did a little research. 

As it turns out recovery WODs are designed to give your muscles and connective tissues a chance to recover between heavy training sessions.  Basically, these are designed to keep us coming in instead of taking a rest day, which I can understand.  Today’s WOD was a cycle between nonstructural activity, like running and core work, like lunges.  Giving us the option to change the order but still keeping in sequence the WOD looked like the following;

800 meter jog
90 yard walking lunge
500 meter row
5 minute 1 arm KB clean and jerk
500 meter ski
20x Turkish Get Ups
30 Cal Bike
100x Kettlebell Swings

We were given a time cap of 30 minutes and when I heard this, I thought there would be no chance that I would make that cap.

I decided to follow the WOD as written and, as always, the jog slowed me down.  I am currently not able to run the entire length and have to stop and walk part of the way. It’s time consuming.  I ended up coming in just below the 30 minute cap. I took short 30 second breaks between sessions, and I kept working. 

I was super proud of myself and I absolutely believe that recovery WODs are necessary to be able to keep the body moving.  Remember that your body continues to work even after you’ve worked out, so regardless of the type of WOD always give it your all.

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