Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jerry's evil CrossFit lab...

After today, I'm convinced, nay, 100% positive that somewhere in the Hill household Jerry has some sort of secret laboratory. It does not look like your atypical sterile scientific laboratory, with a bunch of rocket scientists in lab coats. Oh no. This lab is anything but typical. In it are assorted "scientific measuring devices". And what do they measure you ask? Pain. In this lab you will find a mixture of ropes, tires, pvc pipes, plumbing pipes, kettlebells, AbMats, gymnastic rings, chains, med balls, barbells, dumbbells, weight vests, fractional plates, bumper plates, and C2 rowers. In this lab, Jerry devises workouts and through rigorous testing, determines their pain factor. When he finds workouts that significantly register on the pain meter, he then laughs maniacally (ok maybe not that part) and then brings them to CFOT in the morning. I SWEAR that this is REALLY how it happens.

Ok, well, maybe it's not really how it happens, but damn does it ever feel like that. After that workout of cleans and push-ups yesterday my traps were fried. So then today when I looked and saw that the buy in was strict chins, and that the WOD had burpees, TGU's, and ring dips, I wanted to... well, not do it to be frank. :P But of course, I was already awake, I was there, I figured I may as well do the workout. So here's what things looked like today.

Buy in with 4 minutes of strict chins
Bodyweight unless easy, then add weight/vest

5 Rounds for time
8 Burpees
8 Kettlebell swings (45, American/CrossFit)
8 Tgu's (Women 25 Men 35)
8 Ring dips (floss/pink)
8 Box jumps

Errr... to this I say oww..... Done in 29:12. Not my best work. I lost active shoulder on the TGU. In retrospect, I should have scaled the weight back to 20lbs probably and had better form, but hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it? When I saw this on the board, I thought it didn't look too bad, but looks are deceiving. Before the 645 class, Chriss said, "Maybe I'll use a weight vest." He decided against it and at the end was happy with his decision... :P

In PA for a lil bit this week (I know I know I KNOW!!!) Tomorrow was going to be a rest day anyway, so I have some fun restful ramblings stewing in my brain... ;) It should be another fun day here at the Mindless Ramblings! :)


The Wigan Crossfitter said...

Jerry loves you...

Katie said...

LOL... yes Steve, he loves us very much... :)

Anonymous said...

The maniacal laugh keeps spreading to every new affiliate, doesn't it?

Good work, and have a fun rest day!


Jen said...

"When I saw this on the board, I thought it didn't look too bad, but looks are deceiving"

I think that about all of my workouts, and, yes.. looks are deceiving.