CrossFit, Running, My Quest For Super Health Week 14 & 15

I’m starting to notice a theme. Less frequent posts because of less frequent workouts. Maybe this week will ┬ábe better.

Week 14 saw only two workouts and Week 15 saw a couple of CrossFit workouts along with a run.

Let’s talk about the CrossFit workouts.

WOD # 1, JT

21-15-9 reps
Handstand push-ups
Ring dips
Push-ups

I can’t do handstand pushups so I substituted Push Press. This workout seemed so reasonable on the surface, at least with my modifications. The truth is that it destroys triceps. By the second round I had to move to pushups from my knees for about half the reps. The 3rd set was 100% from my knees and I still had to rest to complete the 9 reps. Just to make the workout more painful, I also should note I subbed normal bar dips for ring dips.

WOD #2 Fight Gone Bad

OK. I knew going into this one was going to hurt but it was worse than I thought. Since I found it hard to cycle through the stations after 1 minute, I just did 15 reps of each exercise. This totally defeats the purpose of this being a scored WOD but I still got a great workout.

Workout as Prescribed is 3 rounds, 1 minute per station, 1 minute rest between rounds.

Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump, 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)
Row (Calories)

I substituted thrusters with a 45lb bar for the wallballs. The results? I made it through 2 rounds before I quit. I’m slightly embarrassed as I truly quit. I just didn’t want to do another round. I was breathing so hard that my vision was blurry. I was way more nauseous than I have been in months and it seemed to last for ever, even after the workout. I will have to come back to this workout in the future and see if I can take on the beast. As for now, I’m happy it’s over.

Ended last week with a nice 3.5 mile jog through our neighborhood. No crazy pace, just me and a little time on the local roads.