Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 goal: do a damn pullup

New Year's day was a "rest" day for me.  It was still a little cold and muddy outside so I didn't do a bike ride, I didn't run even though I kind of wanted to get up the motivation to do a run and I didn't lift any weights. 

I haven't completely formulated my goals for 2014, they are fairly undefined right now but one goal is to do a real pullup with no bands and no help.  I feel like I'm very far away from this but since Jan. 2nd, I've done pullup exercises. So for two days straight now, I've done assisted pullups, first with Jason and then with a band and I've done negative pullups where I get my chin up to the bar and then try to slowly lower myself down.  The goal is to do some sort of pullup exercise every day!  Even if it's only 5 banded pullups and 5 negative pullups. We'll see how long it takes me to get to a real pullup with this level of effort and commitment. 

Yesterday's WOD (Thursday):
Tabatas! Start with the first exercise, do as many reps in 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, repeat for total of 8 times, then rest 1 minute and move on to the next exercise. The only round that "counts" is the your round with your lowest reps. 
Row for calories  = 4, a total of 33
Air squats = 13, a total of 104
Push press 55 lbs = 8, a total of 64!
Lateral hops (Left+Right = 1 rep) = 7, total of 56
sit ups = 10, total of 81
Row for calories = 4, total of 32

I was pretty consistent in these tabatas- for the row for calories, I did 5 the first round but after that it was not possible.  Everything else was within 1 rep.

Friday's WOD: feeling like I got my ass kicked
Besides being alone on Friday, I had a hard time with the power cleans, my legs just didn't feel strong.
AMRAP in 20 minutes
Row for 300M
5 power cleans 85 lbs
10 box jumps (I did step ups)
15 wall balls 12 lbs
I did 4 rounds plus 1 power clean!
I struggled with the power cleans today, I am definitely someone who falls into the "if you don't use it, you lose it" category. I haven't been doing my cleans and it showed today!


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