Wednesday was the first day back at CrossFit Brantford after vacation, and the first one with my youngestson, M, and I attending a session together.
Neither of us are morning people (understatement), but we were bothup at 5am, to hit the road by 5:25 to be ready for 6am. The box is a 25min drive along a highway that parallels the Grand River. Nice to have someone along to watch for deer.
Wow — the box is busy in the early session. It isn’t that big, and there were a dozen folks there. Surprised me, as the Milwaukee box has a lot less folks at the early session.
What is no different is the friendliness of the people at the box. Everyone was helpful and encouraging, I really do appreciate the spirit of folks.
CrossFit Brantford lists the warmup on the board; however, I am still learning the process of the warmup and how to scale. This first time proved to be a challenge, as I ran out of time, and so didn’t start the buy-in when I should have. Not a biggie, and I am getting better at knowing what is right for my body and for amount of time given.
Strict Press: Warm Up (5×40%, 5×50%, 3×60%): Then 3 sets of 5 with 5 lbs more than last time —— Here I think my number is around 70 pounds. I did 75 pounds 4x, but wasn’t able to do the 5th. Then again, I also had trouble with doing the 5th for 65 pounds, so…it could just be doing anything 5x is just one too many, and I need to figure out how to do 5 reps of something.
12-10-8-6-4-2 Hang Power Cleans (155/105) — wasn’t clear on the weight that I could do and underloaded — only doing 35 pounds meant it was like a feather, and so, not enough work. Need to ensure that I have enough time to do a test lift or two prior to the WOD to get the weight figured out…
2-4-6-8-10-12 HSPU — could not get my position on the box right…ended up with too high a box, and couldn’t get knees up and arms down…which meant that i truly wasn’t doing the work that I wanted to. Need to figure out how to arrange this box so that I am knees, rather than thighs on the box.
It’s all good, just need to learn so that I could push myself more….
Tabata AMSU — sigh…..although I was doing 5, I only did 3 in one, so, my score was a measly 3. (When others are doing 12, 3 is definitely rather bleak)
**** note: I definitely feel low about today and what I was able to do, other than the strict press. Mentally, I know that just being there is a huge improvement and being able to do anything is great….but, dang it, I hate when I overscale or feel that I under-delivered.