Here’s a little video I took of the WOD from last night. Optimally and ultimately I’d like to have Neil and I in different heats so we ourselves could be in the vids and not just filming our willing fellow CrossFitters. This week our box is focusing on strength (when are we not?), so our training doesn’t leave so much out of breath as it does with burning muscles.
We started with a simple PVC warm-up (pass-throughs, side-to-sides, straight-leg dead lifts, etc.) and moved onto Strength. We did:
- 5×5 Behind-Neck Strict Press (approx. 65% Max Press)
- 3x Max Chin-Ups
The WOD itself was a 5 minute AMRAP (“As Many Rounds As Possible”) of:
- 3 Power Cleans
- 6 F-Squat
- 9 P. Press
So how’d we do?
- Jessica: 4+3 pp at 35 lbs
- Neil: 2+5 pp at 95 lbs
It’s impossible not to go into CrossFit on a Monday feeling kind of pudgy and slow after a weekend off, but by the time I leave, I always feel on fire, and ready to plow through the week like gangbusters. In the past few weeks, I’ve seen a HUGE increase in my energy and motivation levels. I don’t know if its hormonal or from working out (it’s never happened before), but I’m definitely embracing it. After all, I’m turning 30 in a few weeks, and the less I can feel it, the better.
Has exercise ever given you a noticeable energy boost?