Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deep Squats

Damn you Blogger. Deleted my whole post.

I couldn't make it to my normal AM class because of an early work meeting so I decided I would go to the 530 class instead to keep with my schedule of 3 WOD a week. I made the mistake of checking the WOD this afternoon so I spent the next 5 hours DREADING going. If it wasn't for Brit. I probably would have bailed.

After the normal warmup, I went out to run my mile. 12 Minutes later I was back in the gym. Combination of running and walking. Makes me wonder how I ever ran the 13.1 just 18 months ago. Just goes to show what doing nothing will do to your endurance...

After the run we were supposed to do "Goat work." Your goat is your weakness. Things that you struggle with, don't enjoy, or need help with. Since I am new this means pretty much everything. I decided to do my banded pullups since I backed out of them on Monday. Then my enemy- squats. I grabbed a PVC pipe so Jen could check my form. Of course her first comment was GO DEEPER!

This set me up for my WOD modifications.

The WOD today was AMRAP (As many reps as possible)
8 minutes
8 overhead squats (95#/65#)
8 Toes to Bar

Instead of using a bar, I used a PVC pipe and Jen set me up with a medicine ball on the ground. My task was to overhead squat and my butt had to hit the ball. EVERY. TIME. Then instead of T2B, I did AbMat Situps.

I managed to squeeze out 6 full rounds and 7 squats. I wish I could say that I did it without stopping. My legs were burning but every single squat I did had my butt print on that ball. Full range of motion- I will get there.

Post workout Jen showed me how to foam roll and I rolled my IT Band, Hamstrings, Quads, etc. I KNOW I will be feeling those squats tomorrow. And I'll be loving every aching minute of it.

On a positive note, I picked up some tape and pre-wrap yesterday. Using it today I was almost pain free. Granted I didn't do a lot of activity with my wrist, but even putting my hand on my hip during breaks didn't cause the shooting pain that it has over the last week. I'm hopeful this is a step in the right direction in terms of wrist support.

Now excuse me while I go eat my weight in chicken. I'M STARVING!


  1. YAY! I'm so glad you committed to going and showed up and kicked butt! PROGRESS!

  2. I am loving reading about all the cross fit. It takes some serious guts and discipline- way to go!


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