The worldwide grumbling regarding muscle ups being included in the Games has somewhat subsided. I continue to be dumbfounded by the number of people who complete a workout more than once in the hope that they will improve their score and standings…while still not qualifying for Regionals. While I have reasons for not doing any workout more than once, the number one reason is that I’m a purist. The Games are competition. In a true competition you would only have one chance to complete the work (and with little if any advance preparation). Rant over. For now.
I worked out at 8:30 this morning, and it was another fun day at CrossFit Surmount! Coach Nick led the session.
EMOTM for 10 minutes
1 PC + 1 PP + 1 BS
Begin @ 45-55% of PP 1RM and increase weight as form and execution improve.
I began at 75# and completed rounds @ 80, 85, 90, 95,105, 115, 125, 135, & 145#. I really want to complete last set @ 150 or even 155, but couldn’t find any 2.5 or 5# plates. Dammit.
I wore my GoPro. I shall post video.
Metcon (3 Rounds for reps)
Rotate through Tabatas; rest 1 minute between rounds
– Box jumps (24/20)
– Floor presses (95/63)
– Toes to bar
True tabata score, i.e., lowest number of reps per activity.
I increased height of box to 30″, weight of floor presses to 100#, and wore ankle weights for T2B. I completed 8 box jumps all 8 rounds. Yay! I began by completing 10 floor presses for the first 3 rounds and then things went downhill from there. Six reps rounds 4 though 7, but only 5 reps the last round. Dammit. Toes to bar went much better, and I was able to complete 6 reps each round, although I began with strict and eventually had to kip.
Score = 19