Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sometimes you need a re-do

I totally need a re-do on yesterday's WOD, which was a benchmark workout called CrossFit Total. Its bascially a test to see what your max weight threshold is for three exercises: back squat, shoulder press, and deadlift. You get 3 reps (chances) to lift as much weight as possible, then its over. Of course there's a warm-up and tecnhique demonstration, but bascially that's it. So, why do I need a re-do?! On Oct 27, I completed my first CrossFit Total workout and the results were: Back squat: 130 lb Shoulder press: 75 lb Deadlift: 165 lb 370 Total I did it again last night and the results were: Back squat: 135 (5 lb over PR) Shoulder press: 85 (10 lbs over PR) Deadlift: 175 (10 lb over PR) **I tried for 185 and couldn't finish it. I'll get it next time! 395 Total I think being sick for a few days really hurt my muscle strength. I know am capable of lifting a lot more - espectially on the back squat and dead lift. I kinda felt like a weenie to be honest, and I would love a re-do if it were possible. I guess I should be happy that I've progressed, even if it is only by a little bit. I'll get another crack at it soon. :) On to today's workouts and progress on my 15-day strict Paleo challenge... This morning, I had bootcamp (brrrr, cold!!) which was fun and challenging. We got to go through an obstacle course with sprints and agility-type of exercises, and then there were these things called donkey kicks, which made us look really goofy - I'm sure you can imagine. Nothing like acting silly first thing in the morning - it really sets the tone of the day. Tonight, I'll join the ladies for our CF Women's class. Our workout is: 5-5-5 Shoulder Press 3-3-3 Push Press 1-1-1 Push Jerk Look at that! A chance to work on my shoulder strength and press form. I wonder if this is a heaviest weight thing, or if there is an Rx weight...we'll see. Either way, my shoulders are going to be tired tomorrow. Look at that form! If Marilyn can do it, so can I! Day 3 of 15-Day strict Paleo challenge is going well. I've been adhering to this diet 90% of the time for the past 2 months, so its not a big change. But, I'm definitely not allowing any least during the week. That will allow me to see the most progress possible in 15 days. Conincidentally, my birthday falls on the last day of the challenge, so I will REALLY enjoy the bday cake and yummy dinner & margs at Gueros. ;)I love rewards...


  1. This is amazing Jess, you are awesome

  2. Thanks, Jamie! I'm having fun with the challenging workouts. ;)