I’ve been working out this week. I just haven’t been writing about it.
Blogging fell to the wayside, just like the vacuuming and dusting, and all of the other things I need and want to take care of but can’t because home life has been jam-packed. Add to that Baby Girl getting sick — and then me — and it’s been downright impossible to even want to crack open my computer at night.
But I’ll catch you up ever so quickly.
This was week 2 for my new Olympic Lifting class! And the workouts were very similar to last week.
I’m loving the format, because the class is small and we actually have TIME to work on lift form. Of course, that also means Zach watches me more closely, which is good because he notices stuff I had no idea I was doing. But he also yells because I’m such an awkward goof trying to learn these new muscle movements.
I go through this mental checklist in my head, and sometimes… SOMETIMES… I get a “That was better” or “I guess that was OK” Those are the moments I LIVE for. Most of the time, I hear “You have to BE AGGRESSIVE!” and a whole bunch of other stuff about how to move my body effectively and efficiently. He does not like repeating himself. I hope that one day he won’t have to.
Like I said, I’m an awkward goof. But I keep telling myself that I’m learning something very new. I’m forging new neural connections! I’m building muscle memory! And while I want to catch on quickly, I did not expect to be remotely good at the lifts when I started. Even though I’ve been doing them for 2 1/2 years. I’ve picked up some poor habits.
So here’s what I did:
Front Squats 65% x 5 / 70% x 4 / 80% 4×4 → 70/80/90
Hang Power Snatch (bar below the knee) 3×3 / 2×3 / 1×3 → 35/45/55
Snatch Balance 3×3 → 35/35/35
Snatch Deadlift 95%x4 / 105% 4×3 → 65/85
Back Squat 70% x 5 / 75% x 4 / 85% 4×4 → 95/100/115
Snatch Pull & Snatch 3+2×2 / 2+2×2 / 1+1×2 → 35/35/35
Push Press 70%x5 / 75% 4×4 → 50/55
I’m still trying to step it up in my regular Crossfit classes, too. But now that I’m in an Olympic Lifting class with only about 5 or 6 people, Crossfit feels a little crowded. Not really in a bad way. We have a lot of really new people who are just learning the ropes. It’s awesome to see so many people taking control of their health!
This week’s workouts were short! Both had 10 minute cut-offs, including a “Girl” WOD benchmark that will repeat in 6 weeks.
Time: 8:28 @ 135# (HSPU on knees from box)
35 box jumps
15 ring rows
Time: 9:35 (rows scaled w/ bent knees)
I haven’t been doing any core training this week. With feeling sick early in the week and Baby Girl’s being sick, I’ve had to put my own sleep ahead of additional training. I’ll pick that up again next week.
Today, I rest. And rest is soooooo sweet.