I know I’ve SAID I have no food regrets, but I wish I had a little more self-control these days when it comes to sweets. Once in a while is fine as far as I’m concerned. But twice in one day? A (CW) brownie and ice cream?
Oh well, at least my workouts have been good. I know I’m building muscle because I can feel it this morning.
On Monday I showed up at Kung Fu, and the sifu had us do a little workout in between practicing katas. It wasn’t much, compared to what I normally do — 2×20 fingertip pushups, crunches on both sides, knee bends.
I made the knee bends deep — more like squats — so they would actually give me some benefit. I’m going to refrain from my usual criticism of the exercises and move on to how I finished my day.
15 Romanian DB deadlifts (20#)
Ooooooo… those squats were hard after the lunges! Great WOD, though. Simple. The deadlifts were supposed to be Good Mornings, but I don’t have a bar and I wanted to use heavier weight, so Andy showed me the deadlift form.
I knew I was going to pay for that workout Tuesday morning at Crossfit.
Max Reps Deadlifts (M 285# / F 205#)
Max Reps Handstand Push ups
Rest 3 minutes
We warmed up our shoulders by doing some crab walks, handstand walks and bear walks, which got us all laughing. Some of us were better at things than others, but we were having a good time.
I teamed up with Barbara for the WOD, and we chose 155# for our deadlift weight. It was extremely challenging, as I was only able to string together 5 on the first round. The rest of the rounds I could only get 3 or 4 in a row. We did handstand push ups on a box, and I think my shoulder strength is improving. My depth was a lot lower.
Results: 19 Deadlift @ 155# / 57 handstand push ups on box
Have a wonderful Wednesday!