7:00am – IndoRow at Revolution
Chris was teaching again this week, as Bryan is in England preparing for a regatta to take place very soon there. One of the other students and I were talking afterward how it’s nice to get instruction from the various instructors as they each have a little different take and see slightly different things. With Chris I find myself really focusing on getting my hand speed correct….which, I came to the full realization of today, I SUCK at. Ha! Every time I got my hand speed up fast enough I got my slide forward too fast. So, I kept trying to work on separating out those two in my head today, with varying degrees of success.
We did four waves of around 5 minutes each in length. Our last piece was a relay race – Chris seems to like those, and I get a kick out of ending the class with a quick blow out like that, too. We had two teams of three. We rotated through the team three times—so each team member did three 100m sprints. All three sprints I had my speed at around 1:36. The computers are calibrated differently than our C2’s at CFLA, so I think it would read in the low 1:40’s on those. But I’m still pretty damn happy. Those are good numbers and it actually felt quite good.
8:30am – Appointment with Dr. Golub
I met with Dr. Marc again today so he could work on my upper back and neck. I always feel more mobile after getting an adjustment. Which is good because the afternoon’s workout was no doubt going to cramp it all up again…so maybe I did a preemptive strike against that by going to Dr. Golub, right? lol!
12:00pm – CrossFit, Level 2/3
Big feisty crew today as CBS was there to film Andy working out for a piece they are doing on him and the CrossFit Games. Fun!
3 rounds for time of:
21 kettlebell swings (20kg)
12 hand stand push ups (half on wall w/ 1 abmat target, 1/2 toes on box & head to floor)
This was a really fun workout…in fact I wanted to do it again right after I finished. Is that wrong?
The runs were slow as my legs are always toast from IndoRow on these two-a-day Wednesdays. The swings I was VERY happy about though—I did all 21 swings straight on all three rounds. I’m not sure I’ve ever done that with the 20kg kettlebell before. Like yesterday’s Filthy Fifty, I found it was a mental exercise to go straight through more than anything else.
The hand stand push ups felt REALLY good today! Each round I did the first 6 against the wall with the single abmat as then the target, and the second 6 off the 20” box—toes on the box, hips above my head, and touching my head to the ground. I’m not sure the box felt any “easier” as it was a lower depth and I kept accidentally putting my stance much narrower than I do when I’m against the wall. I did all my HSPU’s, regardless of where, in sets of 3’s for the most part. I’ve never done that many all the way to one abmat before—hence why I wanted to do the workout again—I think I could have done the whole workout on the wall! Next time we do HSPU’s, for sure!