Woke up super late (8:00am lol), and didn’t want to rush eating and driving to the box before the 9AM class, so I rest. Active rest I guess.. Walked around the mall like a loner for a little bit, then at work walking most of the time and the occasional heavy lifting, so I wasn’t being a total fatass.
I think it's the lack of sleep for me. I commute to the city, from the suburbs, for summer classes. I have an 8 am lab for four hours, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and I'm up by 4 on those days to catch my train haha. So that could be it. And yeah, banged out eight reps with 255. I assume 1RM is one rep max? Personally, I don't see the point in one rep maxes. My friends say they want to see where they're at with strength, but I think a better representation is how many times you can do the movement.
True, true. It all depends what your goals are like. For instance I’m trying to up my strength by OVER 9000 so everything will seem like feathers to me and I can be a beast in CrossFit.
Good stuff though man! Movin’ those weights! Never hurts to do 1RM’s once in a while so you can see where you’re at though. Just my opinion
What would you suggest for a morning body weight work out or a general body weight workout combo?
The best bodyweight-based exercises I think you can do are dips, pullups, air squats, pushups, lunges, and situps, etc. However, some require actual equipment like a pullup bar and bars to do dips.
For those that know me in my box, I’ll suggest what I think is the best BW exercise: Burpees. It’s like what jumping jacks used to be back then, but on steroids. Get creative, if you have a pullup bar you can do a burpee and jump up to a pullup! Get creative.
The boss man attempting to PR a #726.5 yoke carry. Picture taken by yours truly.
10min. DU’s skill work
1-1-1 Jerk *Establish a 1RM.
135, 155, 171F, 171, 171, 171
10Back Squat #146.5
10 Bar-Facing Burpees
10 Jerks #146.5
Time Completed: 12:58
x70 B-Fly Situps
My quads are still shot from yesterday to the point where those damn back squats were actually giving me a rough time towards the end.. There was no rack used in the WOD, so you had to get it on your back. 3-2-1 Go and I fucking failed twice getting it on my back. :|
Rx’d was actually 155, but this is the first time I’ve done jerks.. And I don’t know actually now that I think about it, I definitely could’ve done it.
Hello! I adore your blog (: I was wondering, what could be happening if I'm not getting sore after my workouts? The past few weeks I've been trying really hard with heavy things and the next day I just feel a little stiff but not sore. My dad says is because I'm in good shape but I really am pushing myself! Should I try even harder? or not worry about it at all? Thank you so much!
Hey, thank you for that I appreciate it :)
If I don’t feel sore the next day, I KNOW I didn’t go hard enough. And me being my stubborn self would go even harder tomorrow lol.
So I just checked your stats, we're similar in weight. And since I don't really understand CrossFit terminology, I figure I'd just ask. While you dead lift, do you use a belt? I'm going for a 255 this Friday (this will be my newest PR after hitting 250 last Friday), and I still haven't found need for a belt. I'm just curious to get the opinion of someone who is in the same weight class as me and I think one of your PRs was 255.
I’ve never used a belt. Never saw the point in it for me. I mean sure, my back does get pretty fucked up once in a while due to trying to get that PR, but never, NEVER sacrifice your technique/form for hitting that weight.
I’ve always considered getting a belt, but honestly unless you’re lifting heavy, and I mean HEAVY, weights all the time then you don’t need it.
Work on the form, especially with exercises like deadlifts. Drive with the heels, back straight, chest up, core tight, look straight ahead. Easy as pie.
I’ll try and get some videos up of me doing some shit at the box when I have a chance.
Disclaimer: I’m no pro, I’m no coach. I’m just giving advice to what I’ve been taught. It’s on you to take it or not. :D
Hit that PR bud! Cakewalk. Let me know how it goes.
You have no idea how BAD I wanted that #215 Squat Clean. Ugh. Still, not bad for doing #205 when I weigh ~140lbs. Especially over the fact that I was able to finish the WOD doing a weight that’s 10lbs. lighter than me? Freakin’ sweet.
I made the closer up on my own. I wanted my legs to burn a bit more.