Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Weighted chins and max front squats....

Sooooo, you thought I stopped drinking the Kool-aid didn't you? You really thought that I'd chucked it and had fallen off the wagon huh? Well.... :P (sadly I can't make the noises that I was just making as I stuck my tongue out at you, but they were comical) I did not fall off the wagon, I still chug my gallon of Kool-aid a day, but work is big time interfering, not to mention some other stuff I've got going on. I'm just really trying to get my head on straight these days and get things situated, and sometimes, although I may not like it, CrossFit does have to take a back seat. But, today, I was back in the Blue Room and it felt good to be there... well not good, getting my behind kicked never feels GOOD, but eh, you know what I mean! :P

I was running a bit behind this morning and walked in just as we were getting situated and saw the workout for the day. It went a little something like this:

5 rounds of
5 weighted strict chins
Max front squats with w 100lbs m 155lbs

I was pretty pleased with my strength on this worked today since my CF (and my zone) have fallen off big time over the last few weeks, or really about the last two months rather. September is always a hard month with the return of school, but some personal issues (if you're a long time reader or a close friend you know what things I'm referring too) really held me up in October and I had a lot to work through. But things are starting to come back online now and I'm getting back in a grove. So, hopefully, the Zone will kick back in soon and I'll start to progress again. Especially with the Zone. I'm def feeling being out of it. It's been about a month since the Zone fell off, and I really need to kick my own ass and get back to it. But for now, I was pretty pleased with this.

I hit the weighted chins all strict with a 10 lb vest on, and I even hit a set of 3 without getting off the bar. Stricts are very hard for me to do consecutively so I was pretty stoked about that. My 5 sets of max front squats went 13, 15, 17, 14, 15 for a total of 74 squats with 100lbs. Again, not too shabby. I'm sure Adrienne and the likes came in after me today and schooled my backside, but... eh, I can only hope to one day catch up with them. :P I have to work tonight (ugh) so we'll see about hitting the Blue Room tomorrow, but I really want to try to get back to at least getting 5 days of CF every week. I really feel a difference in me when I do.

It's still amazing to me that I've been doing this just for a little over a year. I remember last fall at this time being unable to clean, jerk, or do a kipping pull-up. Now, I can clean, jerk, snatch, thruster, and do strict chins. What a difference a year can make! For those of you who are reading and who have just started, don't get discouraged. You'll be amazed at what you can do in just a short time. As the Energizer bunny says... or well, rather his voiceover announcer says, just keep going and going and going, and eventually, you'll end up there! :) (Brilliant I know.... :P) Well, until next time. The feast is mine! Yikes, and away! (That still cracks me up, and yes I know that makes me a nerd! :P)


Justa said...

Pass the Kool-aid please. Finger infection has me sidelined...and I don't like it one bit!

Nice work there, Katie!

Katie said...

Justa, I'll have to get you one of our new t-shirts that have a picture of the kool-aid man right on front! :)

Katie said...

Ps, your finger wouldn't get infected if you'd keep it out of your nose you know... ;)

Ahhhh, third grade humor... ;)