Friday, January 1, 2010

Albany CrossFit Day 2

Stopped over at Albany CrossFit for another day of fun.  Today (New Years Eve) we got a good warm up in, and then one at a time, we all did 20 reps of heavy back squats.  I was able to get 235 pretty easily, and was a little annoyed at myself for not pushing a bit harder.  After the squats (another inspiring session given that everyone was gathered in the room pumping each other up), we set up for the WOD.

5 rounds of:
9 Power Cleans
4 Front Squats
6 Jerks

The rule was that the bar could not leave your hands or rest on the ground until all three exercises were finished.  Then you could rest as desired in between sets.  There was no prescribed weight for this, so I chose 115#.  I think 135# would have been a decent choice, but to be honest, I am so convinced that I would have needed to drop that weight by the fifth round.  This thing was really tough on the arms.  By the last round my hands were numb and the transition between front squats and jerks was so tough, just trying to get the grip on it.  I was able to finish in 5:08 and was really happy with that time.

Now it's off to Becket, MA with my girl, good food, and an awesome workout planned in the snowy woods for the morning!

Never Stop, GET FIT.

Josh Courage

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