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WOD 20140315

WORKOUT 14.3

MEN – includes Masters Men up to 54 years old
Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
135-lb. deadlifts, 10 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
185-lb. deadlifts, 15 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
225-lb. deadlifts, 20 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
275-lb. deadlifts, 25 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
315-lb. deadlifts, 30 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
365-lb. deadlifts, 35 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch

Result: 103 Reps
3 rounds & 13 Reps with 275 lbs

WOD 20140309

Recovery day

Rest, walk, stretching.

I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed on my performance doing the Open 14.2 yesterday; not getting past the first 3 minutes mark was both devastating and revealing. And it appeared that I sucked not only in pull-ups (which I really anticipated), but in Overhead Squats, too. The squats I’d had trained before has not been deep enough. And that really feels embarrassing,  I’ve been thinking myself that my squats have been deep enough, but apparently the hip  has stayed too high all the way.
The pull-ups, in the other hand, sucked as I expected them to suck. To be honest, I was actually surprised they went that well they went.

Well, at least I now know where I stand.

First of all, taking part on the open again and this time also taking care of sending the results, too, has been a really good decision. I’m pretty sure my last years ‘results’ would’ve not been that good I thought they have been when seen by the actual CrossFit judges.
So, huge thanks to CrossFit Tegen for letting me get in and be judged! It was a great and humbling experience yesterday.

The other thing I learned yesterday is that CrossFit is far more technical that I’ve been thinking.  Somehow I’ve thought that the technique comes in when doing things properly. That it falls in naturally. Well, that is also one of the issues here; one can’t judge oneself properly enough. I suppose that’s where the affiliate and the other CrossFit trainees come in and help. Exercising all by myself at the non-affiliate gym has it’s ups and downs.
Ups in the way that I get to the nearest or closest gym of my workplace and then the downs that I seem to be missing guidance and feedback.

As it seems now, I’m stuck with my current gym until end of June. After that I’ll definitely take myself to an affiliate. And as it seems now, I’ll drag my sorry, not-so-technically-good ass to CrossFit Tegen.
Why there, one might ask. First of all, they’re closest to where I live. Secondly, they’re cheaper than any other affiliate I’ve found across the Stockholm and last, but not least, they too have a sauna.
I actually did pay them a visit last summer but then on some strange reason, ended up signing myself to SATS. Mainly because SATS was starting their own CrossFit -training at the Regeringsgatan. Apparently, they’ve changed the name from CrossFit to Prformance, and spread that across the other locations, too. But what I’ve seen there it is more or less 3 times a week training for people who like to do things 3 times a week. I try not to sound like a ‘CrossFit-elitist’ here, but I like the idea for exercising the 6 days every week. And even the 7th day will be an active recovery day for me.

Besides all the other reasons, CrossFit Tegen felt really nice, neat and sweaty place for me. In fact I will do the rest of my  Open Workouts there. 😀

WOD 20140307

Cardio/Metcon

Biking 19 Km
http://runkeeper.com/user/jankka/activity/314372196

Riding the bike in the dusk – nice as ever 😀 Continue reading WOD 20140307

Tunes for the weak minds

As I did write before, music is sometimes a really good way to tune yourself for exercise. Not always, though. It actually gets in the way, when I need to concentrate, as in high intensity WODs.

Nevertheless, CrossFit Games has this article about the playlist of the champs, which reminded me that I have mine, too. In Spotify. I usually just put that on random, but honestly, Children Of Bodoms Ugly seems really give the kick I usually need. Feel free to subscribe 😀

Here you go: