Almost to Day 30!! Today was a good day. Was a little different than usual, but was still good! I got to head back to my 11a class since there currently aren’t any other time slots open for Friday that work for me, so it was awesome to see the crew.
|11a Inertia Crossfit Crew|
I’m super excited for next week, as it’s the end of my Whole 30 challenge at the gym! I’m excited to see what my progress has been, although it feels like its slowed a bit, and I’m also excited to go get my bloodwork done to see if it’s made any difference in my numbers. I had great cholesterol numbers before, so it’s really just for shits and giggles. I have certain cravings here and there, but none so tempting to where I actually cave. It’s mostly for things like, blue cheese dressing on a salad, or zingers at the Ale House, cause those things are so damn good, or sour cream on some ground beef. Nothing crazy like ice cream (although some ice cream sure sounds good right about now) or pizza. (No desire to eat pizza..)
The soreness has subsided a little, but I still feel every aching muscle in my body when I stand up or move around. It’s crazy. I can work out and walk around and warm up just fine, but once I stop or slow down, I’m all hunched over and creaky and mumbling and moaning and groaning. Hoping this sort of soreness stops. I’m thinking it’s mostly due to my ability to push myself further than before, so I tend to work harder, thus straining my muscles more. That HAS to be it, right?? My knees are sore more often, because I can squat with heavier weight, and more reps. My back is sore because I can now do dead lifts and kettlebell swings with more weight and reps. My damn left foot is sore every time I take a step now, because I can now run twice around the building (600 meters) without stopping to walk. I wish my stomach muscles were sore! Because that would mean they were getting more of a workout! I need to work on using my core more for lifting, and not just relying on my back and legs to do the work. Even after my 100 amazing sit ups earlier this week, my stomach was moderately sore, but nothing like my back. Geez. 100 sit ups and I don’t hurt. What’s the deal?
Anyway, our warm up today was good. We had to do the following:
10 good mornings (35lb bar)
10 KBs (35 lb)
10 shoulder movements with band on each arm. (5 pulling inward, and 5 pulling away)
20 walking lunges
We also worked on our strict press today, (3-3-3-1-1 reps) which from what I gathered is the same or very similar to a shoulder press. My max for the shoulder press last time was 85 lbs and I couldn’t even get it over my head. I literally couldn’t straighten my elbows because of the weight! BUT TODAAAAY I was able to press 90 lbs without too much trouble!! So proud. Proof I’m getting stronger. 🙂
Our WOD was a Diane.
21-15-9 reps of Deadlifts and then HSPUs.
Because of my back still hurting so much from Monday’s workout, I asked for an alternate movement, so I did front squats instead. I had 85 lbs on the bar, and man, it was hard to go from the front squats to the hand stand push ups, mainly because of the strain on my wrists with the weight! I did it though! My HSPUs could use some improvement, but I can at least bend my elbows slightly. I need to get better at those.
I finished my WOD in 8:35. Will be cool to see what I can get next time around.