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363: CrossFit and Today’s WOD

I don’t credit CrossFit itself, but more Rowfit (my “box” aka gym) for saving my bloated ass and getting my life back on track. Yes, my life. They are that good. Like many other of my inspiring peers at the gym, my journey to Rowfit is quite the tale,but I’ll save that for another date. Right now I’m focusing on just getting this blog up to date. An entry a day may have been a bit ambitious. Then again, so is 140.6 miles.

Over the next year I’ll be making quite a few references to CrossFit, especially during the Winter when I plan on focusing on developing my strength and power. Specific acronyms, jargon, and even apparel have become associated with CrossFit, which is probably a factor in outsiders referring to it as a cult. Until that cult’s practices become common knowledge, I suggest consulting with this link if/when I use terminology you aren’t familiar with.

Today’s WOD (Workout of the Day) was:

Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3

AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) 10′
4 Bar Facing Burpees
4 Power Cleans (135/95)
4 Thrusters (135/95)
*Penalty for breaking thrusters = 4 bar facing burpees

My results:

Squats:
45-10, 95-5, 135-3,165-3, 185-3, 205-3
6+7+3 burpee penalty
1st set with 115. Rest withn95. Had trouble using proper and efficient form on thrusters.

I suck on most movements in CrossFit that require technique and strength when lifting. But the only one way to get better is to go out and do it, even if I totally stink up a WOD.

A goal for the next month is to find a way to efficiently journal my workouts, as well as my nutrition, in an organized fashion that will help me easily analyze my results. Until I get my bearings on that front, I’ll just have to post text here.

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