I have never had any serious training, yet crossfit is interesting in a way that regular training is not! Read about my journey here!
When I got up today, I got up pretty early. I felt great at about 6:30am and I took myself great time to cook a proper meal for breakfast. I didn’t want to make scrambled eggs, but I wanted to make a kickass omelet. Unfortunately I did not have any eggs in the house. Bummer! So for breakfast, I had bacon with bellpeppers and onions. To my big surprise, it turned out pretty great. It tasted great and there were no spices in there at all. It was just bacon making stuff taste great - or are my taste buds changing? Is that even the correct way of phrasing it? It’s probaly not, but I believe the meaning comes through :-)
I arrived at the box early, once again, to work on my doubleunders and to socialize a little, but to my surprise I was the only guy in the box beside the coach. So it looked like I would get another solo lesson, which I did not mind at all. I love getting all the attention so my technique really can improve. So todays workout from crossfit.com is:
Snatch 2-2-2-2-2-2 reps
Really simple. Or so one would believe. We worked very long and very hard on getting the form really good and I am really struggling with my hip drive. It is not as easy as it looks, but I did get a couple of great squat-snatches. I did accidentally do power-snatches a couple of times, but it just felt natural (and I probaly didnt have enough wait on the bar), but we were focusing on the form. In the end of the class, we tried doing the snatches with 30kg, which went fine.
So my problem with snatches right now is the forced squat. I dont really feel comfortable being forced that long down in a overhead squat with that much weight. I guess it is a flexibility issue and something that will be a lot better, when some of the fat on my belly is gone, but for now, i dont feel good about them.
Before I went into the technique work, coach asked if I wanted to do Tabatha doubleunders. I had no clue what they were, but I went into it. So Tabatha something, means that I do it for 20 seconds, then take 10 seconds break. In those 20 seconds, I need to remember my reps. In our box, we repeat the pattern 8 times, and the score is the lowest amount of reps I can pull off in any of the 8 rounds. I did one tabatha-doubleunder before the workout, but I also did one after the workout. My score in the first was a solid 4 and in the second a solid 5. Looking at the fact that one week ago, i couldn’t make a single doubleunder, this is pretty good. I like the format of Tabatha, and I might be doing loads of those in the future! :)
8 / 7 / 87.5% / 23 / 13 / 56.5%
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