I have never had any serious training, yet crossfit is interesting in a way that regular training is not! Read about my journey here!
Today is the last day of my 30 day challenge! Woooooh! I am sooooo excited for tomorrow! :D
Today started out pretty great. I woke up rather early and got a great solid breakfast at work consisting of the usual stuff. Getting through the day was rather easy, as my body has gotten pretty used to living of the fruit throughout the day.
I arrived at the box, ready to work on my technique on one of the harder things in crossfit - the split snatch. The workout today was a simple 7 by 2 reps of split snatches with alternating feet.
My technique before getting into the workout, was pretty awful, but thanks to the burgener warmup and a lot of focus on technique right there, it helped me a lot to improve how I lift the bar up. Even after the workout, I still have problems getting the bar to travel up in a straight line. For some strange reason, I want to move the bar a little out and in a circular movement up, instead of straight up - if it makes any sense!
But i got into the lifting with increasing weights and I started out with doing 40,45 and 50kg without any major issues with minor flaws in my technique. Afterwards I jumped to 55kg, being able to get it up, but with major flaws in my technique. I attempted 57,5kg and managed to get it up once, but I did not want to try again, due to my extreme faulty technique. I called it a day and was pretty satisfied with 55kg on my split snatch - It’s still more than my power snatch.
And tomorrow is my last day on a strict paleo lifestyle. I’m pretty excited to finally being able to drink a glass of milk. I cant wait! I’m genuinely excited to have a little looser boundaries when it comes to nutrition. I must admit that I have learned quite a lot on how food affects my mood and my day at the box.
I have the last couple of days been thinking about what I should do as my next challenge, and I think I have found my next thing. I will be trying to implement biphasic sleep into my daily routine - mainly because I have heard so many great things about it, and also because I need more time, if I want my personal projects to be realized (not related to working out or anything).
I will be mentioning this in my posts, and how it has been going, aswell as my crossfit adventure - regionals here i come! Or, well - perhaps!
Today started pretty awesome. I woke up rather early together with my girlfriend and we got straight into cooking an awesome breakfast. We would get visitors this morning, so we thought that making almond-muffins with various ingredients would be a great idea. We made a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower mixed with finely grained almonds and eggs. This mixture was put into a creme-brulee cup and was baked for 15 minutes - they looked amazingly delicious and tasted absolutely fantastic.
After the breakfast I drove to the box feeling absolutely amazing and really ready to work hard. Coach actually asked me if I had been eating mood-lifting pills, but I was just in a great mood.
Today I had made an appointment with my cousin, meeting her to do a WOD with her for the first time and giving her a brief introduction to CrossFit. So we did the standard warmup we usually do, and after that coach found a great little workout we did. It was:
6 min AMRAP of:
I paced myself to work throughout the entire time - 6 minutes is nothing, so I kept a high tempo and just worked fast and effecient. I completed 7 rounds + 10 reps, where my cousin did 5 rounds + 2 reps. A great result and a amazing warmup! After the warmup we got ready to the main WOD - a combination of really heavy and really light. It was:
15 min AMRAP of:
120kg was extremely heavy and it was too close to my max, as the lift “only” was supposed to be around 70% of 1RM, so i quickly counted that to be a deadlift of 100kg. It was heavy, but not too heavy. I kept a steady pace and aimed to complete 6 full rounds, but it turned out to be a lot harder to get through than I expected. It was not that it was especially exhausting, like other metcons, but it was just really really heavy. It was a great combination of light and heavy and I felt really drained when I was done. I completed the workout having done 6 rounds + 3 reps. Just above my goal.
On a side note, I only have two days left in my paleo challenge, and I cant wait to be done with it. It is not that I’m craving bread or anything containing lots of sugars - I’m actually looking forward to being able to drink a glass of milk. Of all unhealthy things, what I want the most is a ice cold glass of milk. I have also been wanting to use a protein shake for a while, so I asked coach about it, and he recommended me using a product called isolight from in2zym - which is 0g fat/sugar, but gives the body just what it needs. I’m really looking forward to seeing what it can do with my body.
When I woke up this morning I was extremely tired - getting very late to bed sure was something I could feel on my body, and not just a little. It was something I felt through out the entire morning and some what in the afternoon aswell.
Today was a pretty busy day aswell, as I had to bake and make dinner at home, before going to the family thing, where they eat roasted eel. I baked up a couple of different muffins (I will be posting the recipe, sometime soon) and made cauliflower-rice and a simple onion-tomato-garlic-coconut sauce, going along with it.
Getting to the thing, we sat ourselves at the table and I took out my dinner. I have to admit, that I was not temptated a single time. My food just looked cleaner and better, and I’m quite sure it tasted a lot better too!
Tomorrow It’s time to absolutely destroy myself at the box! :D