I've been doing crossfit for coming up to a year, and believe me when I say I started at rock bottom for all the strength and skills involved. I'm still not great at it, but I improve each time I go there. I plan to log this here (as well as on my tumblr http://themudsweatandbeers.tumblr.com
) and hopefully will start to log my food intake too.
To begin here are my last two days worth of training:
WORKOUT 04/06/13 - SUUUMMMMOOOOO
5 SLOW deadlift @ 20kg
10 kettlebell swings @ 24kg
15 mins to find 5RM Sumo Deadlift
12 KB SHDP (sumo deadlift high pull) @ 16kg (unbroken)
12 KB Swings @ 16 kg (unbroken)
13 min time cap
OK, partnered up with Justin again tonight, and I have to say he’s really good at egging me on to up my weights. My previous 5RM on sumo deadlift was 90kg, and I got to this easily, upped it to 100kg, and I still think there was more there. I did a bonus 1 rep at 105kg and 110kg as I was running out of time but I was excited that I was lifting more than I expected. My previous 1RM of standard deadlift was 110kg, and I know I can now add some weight on to that next time it comes up.
I scaled the kettlebell weight for the WOD down to 16kg from the Rx 24kg, but I was quite surprised at just how light this felt during the workout. The run was the real killer in this. 24kg would have been doable, but I would have been much slower, and the WOD itself was a real lung blower so I probably made the right choice. I finished in 11:37 and prompted collapsed into a pile on the floor. It was nice to train outside again though.
Last night was the first time I tried out the home made pre-workout snack, and post-workout recovery drink, taken from Brendan Brazier’s Thrive recipe book. It was nice to make the final step into veganism knowing that I’m fuelling my broken muscles appropriately, and it was completely tasty and very thirst quenching to boot. The home made nature means I know exactly what’s going into it, and it’s pretty cheap too. Very pleased.