Thursday, May 31
Yup, the last day of the month, and what a month it’s been! It’s looking like Jeff and I will see each other a half a dozen days in June. I’m looking forward to the trips to SF and NY.
Today’s workout was kind of a MF. I’ll let you figure out that acronym.
50-40-30-20-10 unbroken dus & headstand hold
I determined that if I missed a du I had to start again. From the beginning. A very good place to start! Yup, ’twas a MF. Aaaaaand, I didn’t miss a single rep.
25-20-15-10-5 unbroken dus & unbroken with rebound 24″ box jumps
I once again didn’t miss a single rep of dus and, whilst it was close a couple of times, I both rebounded and fully extended hips for all of the box jumps.
20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 unbroken dus
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 95# cleans
Holy shit, Batman, double unders after full squat cleans is no joke! No missed reps.
That’s a total of 335 dus, 75 box jumps, and 55 cleans. I was a soaking wet mess when all was said and done.
My legs and ankles were a wee bit sore, so I rested Friday.
Saturday, June 2
Whaaaaat? Two consecutive days of NFT workouts? I don’t mind if I do.
— DL @ 135#
— FP @ 95#
— Presses @ 65#
— Lunges @ 65#
— 10 calories row; 30 sec rest between intervals
Low weight and high volume. Yes, it’s possible to get in a a very good workout without lifting heavy shit.
And I was quite spent after each activity. Why no squats? Uhm, I mentioned that my legs were tired. Lunges were active recovery, albeit grueling.
I played around with rowing for calories, kipping the damper set @ 6.5. Conclusion? Fewer meters, faster pace, higher strokes. For example, I could row 10 calories in 10 strokes in about 30 seconds. The very last interval I went all out, rowing in 15 strokes but in a fast time of 21 seconds.
When it’s over it’s over. For example, once I quit teaching at NCSU and Meredith, I never stepped foot on the campuses again. When I stopped running in races I quit cold turkey. It’s highly unlikely that I’ll return to Apex (unless absolutely necessary). It’s also highly unlikely that I’ll ever step foot in a CrossFit again. So there’s that.