I went to CrossFit last night for the first time since the weekend. I was planning to go on Tuesday, but I was just not feeling it. I was tired and had some stuff that needed to get done at home. Plus, Tuesday is usually a day off from CrossFit for me, and I decided that even though I wasn’t there on Monday, since the gym was close for Thanksgiving, I would stick to my usual routine and take Tuesday as a CrossFit rest day.
That meant yesterday’s class was my first one in 4 days. I was a bit nervous since I haven’t been feeling the best in classes lately. I’ve been feeling like I’m stalled and not making any progress….and I hate that.
Last night’s workout was:
My back has been a little sore – I tweaked it at my first hockey game of the season picking up my bag after our game – so I haven’t been going too heavy on deadlifts lately. I’ve just been focussing on good form and not stressing my back. It’s getting better, but I don’t want to push it.
For the MetCon last night, I used 85# for the deadlifts. I probably could have done heavier, but didn’t want to risk it. The part I was more concerned about was the pull-ups. I haven’t been doing very well with them lately. I’ve been needing to use a band after only a few reps. Not good.
When it came time to set up our stations for the WOD I grabbed a couple of black bands and got them ready on the bar for my pull-ups. I tried a few unassisted kipping pull-ups and they felt okay, but I wasn’t sure how many I would be able to do in total.
When it came time for the WOD, I did my deadlifts without too much difficulty and then headed to the rig. I hopped up and did 4 pull-ups (without the bands) and they felt okay. I dropped and took a short rest and then hopped back up. In the end I did the 21 reps all without a band! I was exhausted but super pumped. I don’t remember the last time I did more than 5 pull-ups without a band, so this was great. I used the 400m run around the building to recover a bit and then back to the barbell for 15 more deadlifts. For the 15 pull-ups, I actually moved the bands completely out of the way and just tackled them kipping 3 or 4 at a time. I couldn’t believe that I was actually doing them RX. Insane! Another 400m run and then the final set. Deadlifts were no problem and then it was back to the pull-ups. Only 9, done in 3 sets of 3. They were not fast, but they were solid. One last 400m run and I was done.
Once again I was last in the class to finish, and based on times I saw on the board, the slowest person of the day….but I don’t care…
I DID 45 RX PULL-UPS!!! Woohoo!
Tonight I’ve got hockey, so won’t be going to CrossFit. I’ll be back at it tomorrow, when I see the has more pull-ups in it – chest to bar this time. I can’t do C2B yet, but hopefully I will be able to keep it going and do kipping RX again. Fingers crossed.
Does accomplishing something at the gym make you as ridiculously happy as it makes me?