first real crossfit day

Monday, April 25, 2011

umm, yikes. The first day that I showed after on-ramp was, surprise, a qualifying workout for the 2011 Crossfit Games. (no. 4, for those following the games). wasn't the easiest day ever. 20 min, as many rounds as possible, 5 power cleans, 10 toe-to-bars, and 15 wallballs.

I don't even remember what the Rx-ed weight for the cleans was, I only used about 45#...prob could have lifted higher, but I was struggling to think through the movements still and figured getting the lift right mattered more for my first class. My toes-to-bar were AWFUL! I totally thought I had this movement, but I actually only got a few the entire time...most were just attempts. Lots of core work was recommended to me, but really it was the burning of my hands on the pull-up bar that killed me. Chalk isn't enough, I need some serious callouses, and I need em now! The final movement was okay...I'm not great at wallballs and only used 10# (14# prescribed), but the fact we only had to get them to 9' helped.

20 min was utterly exhausting. For a nice contrast, we have a simple strength session today, just back squat upon back squat (sets, rests etc...normal lifting). Excited to see how I do with back squats when forced to go down crossfit-deep!
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  • TPELL21
    Good job! Yeah, that was a pretty tough workout. Glad to see you are trying to build a solid base, and work on form first! The toes-to-bar are a lot harder than most people expect. It has a lot to do with timing as well, but I agree that the grip is one of the harder parts!
    Keep up the good work!
    2552 days ago
    Good for you! We did that workout on Friday and it was a really tough one! I can't even begin to imagine doing it on the first "official" workout!
    Congratulations on making it through! Smooth sailing from here on out!
    2553 days ago
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