Today marks the first time I didn’t need to take a nap after my workout. I got home from class, took a shower and rather than curling up for a quick cat nap I stayed up and got ready to go to work I guess I am finally getting used to becoming a morning person but since this was my first time staying awake, I won’t toot my own horn just yet.
Today’s workout was a great mix between a cardio boost and some weight lifting. We started with our calisthenitcs, which were the same as Monday and Tuesday’s class listed in the previous blog posts. The warm up consisted of a 2,000 meter row for time. This was a doozy! I could feel my thighs burning halfway through the row which shows me how much work I need to continue to do in order to get back in tip top shape. My completion time was 10 minutes and 26 seconds.
After we caught our breath, we worked on a dead-lift 3 rep max. I started working with 115 lbs in order to get myself warmed up (1 rep Deadlift max PR is 225lbs). Since I am working on my form and not trying to hurt myself, I promised myself not to over do it. After completing 3 reps at 115 lbs, I moved onto 125 lbs for 3 reps, then to 135 and finally I stuck with a 145lb 3 rep max dead-lift. My back was starting to bend during the last lift so I decided not to even try for 155 lbs. The most important thing I have learned about Cross-fit, is to know your limits and to maintain good form for your safety.