Thursday, May 22, 2008
I am not a girly man.... I have some muscles... yah!
Ah yes... it's Thursday. Almost Friday. I rolled out of bed after another unusual night's sleep. I went home after work yesterday and sat down on the couch feeling very drowsy. I ate dinner and threw some laundry in (hence why yesterday I was wearing unmatched socks!) and I decided to watch tv in bed. Bad move. I was out like a light by 745. 745! No joke. I then, for the second night in a row, woke up around 1230. Luckily I was able to go back to bed, but that meant that I slept for about 10 hours. A little too much. So I woke up feeling a little wonky today. I contemplated just coming into work, but no, I sucked it up and headed for CrossFit.
Jerry decided to hit some deadlifts today. I've seen them cropping up in the WOD's a lot lately and wondered when we were going to hit them. Well, we were working up today, focusing mostly on form, but using some weights, and guess what!! I hit a new PR! I deadlifted 150X5 this morning. That's not a huge amount of weight. I mean, look at the main site and my weights pale to some of those women. But for me, that was pretty tight.
Our fun today looked like this.
Work up to a perfect 5 reps with a moderate load deadlift
10 rounds or 20 minutes
9 push ups (rx'd)
12 snatches (25 lbs)
I have to say, the deadlifts today felt pretty good, and dare I say (I may regret this later) that I think that I actually could have gone heavier. I don't think that 150 is my true max. So maybe one day we'll see if it is. Hmmmm....
I was a little upset that I only managed to get through 8 rounds of our circuit today. I really wanted to finish the full 10, but this was a hard one for me. The snatches felt great, but I'm still dealing with the tear in the middle of my hand, so chins are mad hurtin' right now. Push ups are getting better for me, but they are still difficult. I think I did a pretty decent job today of getting through those though.
The snatches felt easy. I should have used 30 lbs. Jerry asked me partway through the circuit and I declined, but I should have gone for it. In truth, I don't think I'm still fully aware of what my strength level is. I remember doing snatches not too long ago and 20 was sufficient. But today, the 25 just felt light. I don't know. Maybe I have gotten that much stronger, but it just seems odd to me.
I was pretty stoked about the blue room work today... but then... I don't know... there's other stuff going on right now that just seems to negate all the good things... it's hard to keep perspective today.