Wednesday

9 am class
warm up

deadlift (Wendler)
5x75kg easy
5x88kg heavy
4x100kg 😦
15 68kg

WOD
amrap 10
buy in 800m run
-then-
4 bar muscle ups
8 deadlift (70kg)
12 box jumps
RX 2 rounds+4
It was okay, the deadlift felt heavier today (thank u 4 weeks not working consistently)

Misfits
I like doing the program because it is so much more intense than the regular wod but it also takes sooooooo long. I am sure you are not supposed to do other stuff before, hahaha. But rigth now I need more the vlume to get back to my old form instead of the intensity, here I just have to listen to my body.

2017 Cycle 1 – Week 3 Day 3

Miss the Cycle 1 Explanation Podcast? Check it out HERE.

1. Warm-up
Floss Ankles
Floss Quads above Knee
Childs Pose 2:00
Then
4 Steady Rounds:
10 Lateral Goblet Squats
15 Wallballs
15 Calorie Ski

2a. Strength
Back Squat – 4×4 @85%
Here I am out, I can not do my real 85% right now 😦 I did
2/1/1x85kg
3×3 80kg

2b. Strength
Neutral Grip Rest Pause Dumbbell Strict Press
Dumbbell weight 25% of Strict Press max (each DB)
Beat all of your scores from Week 2.
What is rest pause? Do a max effort set, put the dumbbells down and take 15 deep breaths, do another max set, put the dumbbells down again and take 15 deep breaths, do one more max effort set. Three sets total of as many reps as you can do with 15 deep breaths as rest.

3. Bitch Work
AAB – 1k x 8
Rest 2:1
This was the worst. 😉 I took me between 1:40 and 1:46min per set, I am sure this is not very good but I am still getting used to the assault bike, the pain and the technique of this bad machine…

After completing pieces 1-3, Please choose ONE of the following based on perceived weaknesses.

4a. Met-Con
AMRAP 15 Minutes:
20 Wallballs 20/14lbs
10 Power Cleans 155/105lbs
10 Kipping Handstand Push Ups

4b. Gymnastics Accessory
3 Rounds:
:30 Max GHD Sit-ups
Rest :30
:30 At Parallel Sit-up Hold
Rest 3 Minutes

4c. Strength Accessory
Dumbbell Bench – 4×8
Heavier than week 2
12kg Kettlebells, felt easy…

We skipped a but did b and c

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– 20×3 strict pull ups
– practice hsw and strict hspu

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French Throwdown Saturday

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The event took place outside of the centre in a big sport complex. The area was really nice. The organization great, good equipment and everything well planned, except the wods for the teams, they were all disappointing, no real team wods for event 1 to 5. Actually there was one event where the males and the females did 60 toes to bars together but that’s it.. All the other wods were like one is working at the time, the others are waiting. So it felt more like an individual competition than anything else. We could not support each other, share reps, split up movements etc…
Also the wods weren’t my favorites, no deadlifts, no handstand push ups, no double unders, no bodyweight stuff, no wall balls… – all wods were kinda sprints for every athlete, short and more or less intense. Mmh…

Saturday we did 3 events and Sunday we did two, the cut was afterwards. From 40 teams only 10 teams could go on, also weird. They often have two cuts or take at least a couple more people into the finals. We finished up 15th, which is not too bad overall. I was not happy with my performance. I screwed up one wod which all of my team members were thinking will be a good one for me and then I was stuck with the 50kg OHS and got so many reps and attempts to finish the last four. This was though… :/

The competition level was high, there were a couple of regional athletes, competing in a team or as individuals. If you see them performing and then look at you, it is kinda depressing…

Saturday WODs

each member has to
run 400 m
20 pull ups
10 chest to bar pull ups
5 bar muscle ups
run 400 m
“Yeah” – running and bar muscle ups… It was outdoor on a track and field area. As expected my bar muscle ups sucked but I made it through. Still no butterfly chest to bar pull ups, only kipping :/ We finished up 14th.

The next was my hat wod because I had so many trouble with the OHS:
each member has to
21 cal assault bike
15 box jump over
9 ohs 50/80kg

So as I said I totally messed up the OHS, my kinda strengths. I changed my assault bike strategy, used my arms more than my legs because I wanted to safe my legs for the box jumps, mistake! During the las 4 reps of the OHS I lost my balance and my upper body strengths. O could not hold the bar overhead, I dropped it a couple of times, got no reps, had to do one by one – IT WAS FRUSTRATING!!!!!! 😦 I totally lost my confidence afterwards and felt so bad, it was horrible. We finished up 30th… 😦

Last wod was male/male and then female/female
9 min timecap
60 toes to bar
– find your three rep max touch and go clean

After the disappointing wod before I was really insecure, so I started light with the clean, 55 kg – I think this was a joke for other athletes… It really felt good and easy, typical me – more like muscle high power cleans than anything else… I went up to 60kg and finally to 65kg. Perhaps I could have done more today but I wanted to be on the safe side…

So Saturday was done. At the end of the day we were 22nd overall…, but very close to 17th…, just some points in between.

At night we went to the supermarket, the guys bought pizza. We ate and fell asleep…

Thursday – Assault Bike Test

Today I had the opportunity to go to the 7 am class which was perfect. I woke up early, felt fit and awake and decided to go. It was a nice and warm summer day. Right now the sunrise is early in Berlin, so it really did not feel like early morning anyways.

The wod was perfect for a good start into the day:

Warm-up 3x
30 jumping jacks
10 swings
10 push ups

Power Clean + Jerk 2x
5 clean deadlift
5 clean high pull
5 muscle clean
5 power clean
5 split jerk

Weightlifting Clean and Jerk (1×3)
emom 10
3 power clean & split jerk
*increase weight as needed
I finished up with 60kg

Metcon
emom 20
I. 100m run
II. 10 wall balls – I used 20lbs
III. 10 power cleans – I used 35kg and went for unbroken
IV. 10 burpees
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In the late afternoon me and the other girl who is gonna be in our team for the French Throwdown went to CrossFit Aorta to try the Assault Bike in combination with box jumps over and 50kg overhead squats.

Well, what can I say – I totally underestimated the impact of the bike – I did 21 cal, moved forward to try the box jumps overs, heard my friend saying sth like “Be careful with your first jump!” – was wondering about her advice, jumped and almost felt down the hard way… I did not have my legs under control. I did not jump high enough and almost felt. This was one of my weirdest CrossFit moments – hahahaha – I had no control of my lower body. Good we have practiced the combination of assault bike and box jump overs…

Back at home I packed my stuff for Paris, our plane will start at 3:35 pm tomorrow.