Another session at Crossfit London today, and for those who think that scaled workouts are a walk in the park, here’s what I brought home with me today after doing scaled pull-ups (i.e. less reps than originally prescribed and assisted by a blue band):
Skill of the week: Handstands and Handstand Push ups; Progression: “Nose to Toes” and Handstand Push Ups with feet on the box
Skill: Double Unders
Strength: establish 1RM Snatch
5 Rounds —
3 Hang Power Snatch (30 kgs)
6 Pull Ups (blue band)
My “nose to toes” are still not as close to the wall as they should be, but maybe if I practice my forward roll and learn how to bail out of it properly then it can improve.
On my snatch, I have finally lifted that 35 kgs again! Having only done it once before, I have been doubting myself and even wondered if it really happened. But today Kat had added the weight in without letting me see it — the idea that I should “just lift” and not think too much of the weight. Result: 35 kg snatch! She did add in a few more (37.5 kgs) but that didn’t quite happen. A new snatch goal has been set!
The workout originally required 12 pull ups. On my first round I was kipping the reps even with the band and I got called out for that. So on my next reps, I could only string them into 2s and then just singles. Even then it was a struggle to do them strict and with the proper height. Hopefully my persistence tonight — and some continuous training — I can add to my 1 pull up and improve on any next WODs with strict pull ups. Finished 5 rounds at around 11:30 with blood on my hands, literally (see photo above).
Hobbled home after that, and I was seriously walking funny and very slowly. Did I mention that I still have a bad case of DOMs from Tuesday’s squats?