Yesterday's Crossfit Class
I would love to talk about yesterday's workout, especially since it is fresh in my memory. It started out with me barely getting 5 hours of sleep. Well maybe I got 5 hours of sleep, it could quite possibly be less. Then Michael decided he wasn't going because he hurt his toe in soccer. That hurt morale a bit, but it worked out fine. When I got to the box they told us to do 3 laps around the building, high knees around the corners. Usually it is only one, or maybe 2. 3 felt a bit harsh. Then we did the usual routine, with a few extra's thrown in, including push up jacks. Don't even ask. They are ridiculous. Some of the workouts they have us do I simply cannot do, such as the push up jacks. I am never given crap about it, either because they realize I am working on it but can't just immediately "be there" or they have given up. Either way, I am mostly okay with it.
Next was the strength section
Strength: 2 Power Cleans + 2 Squat cleans + 1 Jerk Right + 1 Jerk Left.
We were set up to be in groups of three. Recently one of my friends joined the class, so now I finally have an automatic partner. Yay. I am pretty sure the regulars there don't exactly LOVE working out with me because I just can't keep up. That might just all be in my head. Regardless, it makes me feel awkward. But as I said, we needed to be in groups of 3. The other person in my group, aside from my friend, is new to the gym but a bad ass in crossfit. So she ended up with us. She is super nice, but I still get the inferior feeling. Regardless, I just could not get this workout in. I kept forgetting what a power clean was, then how to do a squat clean, and a jerk. Actually the jerks were the easiest. But I kept doing my form allllll wrong. Oh well. I didn't get frustrated really. I am okay with not being the best in things I know I shouldn't be the best at (especially if I have only tried these moves like 2-3 times at most). I ended up getting in 3 rounds of this.
Oh side note. Our couch told us that if we didnt do a fort hold the whole class would have to do five burpees. I was one of the three or four people that made the whole class stop and do burpees, while I stood and watched (I think it was part of the "punishment", I wasn't just being lazy, I was told to watch).
Next up, the WOD
30 Curtis P's
50 Ball Slams
50 Wall Balls
30 Curtis P's
So, the Curtis P's.... let's talk about those. Not only is it a powerful SET of moves, but it is confusing as hell. It includes a clean, lunge on each leg and a push press, which equals one rep. Best to watch it in the video posted below to really "get it".
Then next were Ball Slams and Wall Balls. I am familiar with Wall Balls but not Ball Slams. I figured they would be tough but that they were doable.