Recovered from Prom Night, coached soccer
Recovered from Prom Night, coached soccer
Went to the doctor for my shoulder. Got x-rays. Initial diagnosis is likely a partial rotator cuff tear. Scheduling an MRI to get a better look.
We discussed getting a cortisone shot (since I still want to compete on Sunday). We agreed to skip the shot - better to let the pain dictate what I can and can't do. If the pain is gone and my shoulder is still injured, I am more likely to seriously hurt myself.
Various exercises with the bands
Weights were 75#, 85#, 95#, 115#, 125# Shoulder felt good thoughout; focused on hip drive to minimize upper arm involvement.
Hold KB overhead, inverted in one hand, walk around a bit, then switch hands.
Clean and Squat practice
After class, worked up to cleaning 155# and 3 front squats in preparation for Sunday's comp.
Sunday I will be competing again. This time it is a mixed couples comp. I will be working with Olivia Dorrance, who agreed to jump in at the last minute. We are doing the scaled workouts to keep things manageable. Afternoon session today is to work on the competition WODs.
Worked with Oliva on all 4 competition WODs.
Floater (Atlas stones in 1 minute)
We got 6, then 9 lifts in one minute
Practiced some cleans and squats. I got up to 155# with my sore shoulder. Olivia got to 100#.
We did 25 reps of each movement instead of the prescribed 50. We finished in just over 5 minutes. Burpees were the limiting factor.
Worked out a good scheme for alternating situps. Also sorted out communication for the KBS, lunges, and lifts.
Shoulder hurts, legs are burning; time for a day off.
Dead Lift Progression
25 DLWeights were 115#, 135#, 165#, and 185#. Finished in 11:15.
Skipped the shoulder-killing WOD and practiced Atlas stone ground to shoulder cleans @115#
Doing my own thing today because of a sore left shoulder. (Going to see Dr. Sean Rockett on Friday to get that checked out).
Ab Work - 2 rounds of:
20 weighted situps (35#)
Front Squats - EMOM 10
6 front squatsRounds 1-2 135#, 3-4 155#, 5-10 165#
This got heavy very quickly. The plan was to go up every two rounds, but 165# was very challenging, so I stayed with that to the end.
Back Squats - 5/3/1/3/5
5 @ 165#
Single Leg Squats
4 rounds of 6 squats each legUsed 2 35# kettlebells throughout
Did sets of 5 working up to 205#. Worked on shoulder rehab exercises between sets.
Worked my sore shoulder for 15 minutes. Failed to get pass-throughs to go from back-to front.
1 mile weighted walk
Athletes had their choice of weighting options: farmer's walk, sandbag, tire drag, sled push. I chose tire drag with 25# plate on top. This was WAY harder than I expected. Every variation in surface texture, sand, dirt, rocks, and elevation was amplified by the tire. My hips were burning after about 200 meters. When I returned and relaxed for a while, my thighs and calves lit up. Finished my walk in 22:25.
Spent the afternoon with ice packs and Heisenberg.
Hang Snatch 3RM
10 minutes to find 3-rep max hang snatchFinished with 125# on the bar
Strict press practice
6/4/2 + 6/4/2 strict pressStarted at 65# for 6 reps, then 85# for 4 reps. Left shoulder did not like this much, so Nicole had me switch to some back and shoulder strength work with the new bands.
Front Squat practice
Build to max 3-rep front squat (weight starts on the floor)Started with 95#, then 135#, 155#, 175#. Jumped to 205# (like an idiot) and missed the clean and tweaked my left shoulder. Thus ending my workouts for today. Ice and Aleve are in effect.
15 Minute time limit
50 C2B Pull-upsFinished 41 Chest-to-bar pull-ups in the time limit
5 sets of DU (unbroken) and running
Rowing with a partner
Row 500, then rest while partner rows 500Finished in a cumulative time of 5:13 (excluding 1:1 rest)
5x5 Snatch Practice
75#, 95#, 115#, 135#, 135#
5 RFTFirst round @ 115#, rounds 2-5 @ 95#. Finished in a quick 10:13.
After the workout, I did a sixth round at the Rx weight (155#). It was very heavy and I have to break up the cleans (4+5) and the jerks (1+5) but I finished the round.
700m rowFinished in 14:43 and felt pretty good the whole time.
5 rounds of tabata battle ropes
5 rounds of 20 seconds. Rest was more than 10 seconds (more like 1:30 while others went) Also felt pretty good at the end of this one.
CrossFit games tickets: went on sale; got into waiting room; waited a long time; no tickets available by the time I got in (1:22pm EST). Sucked.
Today was frustrating. I felt weak and heavy - a deadly combination on a day that included two WODs that featured muscle-ups.
8 DB/KB snatches (4 each arm)
I started with 53# KB for snatches, but fatigue and bad form dropped me down to 44# KB then 45# dumbbell.
Box jumps = no problem.
First muscle-up attempt was the closest I got to success. Tried a few times then switched to chest-to-bar pull-ups. Even those were not great - usually got 3 unbroken and had to dangle for an extra swing to kip up the last one. I did not impress myself.
2 Turkish getups (26#)
For this workout, I decided on trying bar muscle-ups. If got the first one, struggled a few reps and then got a second. Next round, got 2 bar muscle-ups quickly (singles). Next round, struggled to for a bit to get them. Last round, all struggle; no muscle-ups.
As competition season ramps up, I need to focus on improving my pull-up strength and dropping a few pounds to make these gymnastic movements easier. Not feeling great about today.
Build to a heavy set of 2 hang cleans + 2 jerks
95, 135, 165, 170#
Back squat ladder: 6/4/2 then 6/4/2 increasing weight each time
6 @ 185#
Katie and I spent this week in North Carolina looking at colleges and dropping in on CrossFit boxes. Here are the WOD highlights:
Tuesday - 4/22/2014
CrossFit Eternal in Charlotte, NC
Squat clean skill work
Wednesday - 4/23/2014
CrossFit Invoke, Raleigh, NC
Work to a heavy 3 rep OHS - got to 155#
Friday - 4/25/2014
Morning Session with John McEvoy @ Craic
Squat Snatch skill work
This was the last 1-on-1 Oly session with John. He has been a huge help working on form and fixing various faults. Big thanks!
Afternoon session @ CrossFit 2A
Work up to heavy 3, then 6x3 at that weight.For Time
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Hand release push ups
Hang Clean skill work (up to 195#)Afternoon Session
Hang Clean skill work (up to 205#) - PR
Deadlift: 4 x 2.2.2
1 round @ 155#
1 round @ 185#
1 round @ 235#
1 round @ 295#
5 walking lunges w/ 53# KB in right hand
5 walking lunges w/ 53# KB in left hand
Finished @ 4:35
A couple more workouts from this week:
Thursday - 4/10/2014
35-40# slam ball toss (lots, front and back)
Friday - 4/11/2014
Clean & Jerk 2RM @ 195#