I finished a 30sec plank today. Now, that isn’t much for some of you, but, I remember when holding a 5sec plank was crazy. Being able to hold it for 30 sec felt good.
It was part of the warmup, along with double unders, inchworm, Russian Dead Lift, toes 2 bar (situps for me), passthru’s. Michael & I were up & out of the house early today, so at CrossFit early and even my slow speed allowed me to complete the warmup twice, which was good, as the WOD was a kicker.
My PR backsquat was 185, so 80% was 148. My goal was 155. Great news is that did 95 5x, then 145 5x, then 165 3x. Felt a bit unsteady today in my lower back and knowing DL’s were coming up, I stopped after 3. I felt good about that. 165 is 90% so not bad.
For the For time, I went with 145 pounds for the deadlift, which is 70% of my 205. I tried doing a proper slapping pushup but couldn’t get the height, so went with slapping push up from knee, and then, instead of toes to bar I did abmat sit-ups.
Happy with the results. It took me 9+ min, but, I was able to keep going without much of a break and the DL’s moved reasonably well in the last grouping.
Thinking that was it, we started to pack up…takes a bit to wipe eerything down, catch your breath, but, no…..Coach Jess had a surprise for us.
A tabata…..a tabata plank,……not a weighted tabata plank. I laughed. Here I completed my first 30sec plank, and we were moving into tabata plank. …weighted. I think that was the joker playing with me due to my being so happy that I finished a plank.
I chose to do just the plank, and held most of them for the 30sec. A couple I bailed early, but, overall, a success..amazing to see people doing it with weights on their backs. When I can hold a plank for a minute and a half, I will try a weighted one. In the meantime, each day is a bit better.
Another good day at CrossFit.