Yesterday, we did Grace, which is a girl workout in CrossFit of 30 clean and jerks.
I’m just coming off of a forced rest due to injury so I didn’t want to push my arm/shoulder too much. So I decide to just do 105 lbs on the bar when the RX (or prescribed weight) is 135 lbs.
I do this in 6 min and 10 seconds.
Not bad, I think. Could have been faster. Could have gone heavier too.
I go to log my time and notice the last time I did Grace was May 22nd and I only did it at 88 lbs. That triggers the memory of doing it and I remember I thought that was heavy and my shoulders were trashed all weekend from doing it.
So, in less than 3 months, I upped my weight by 17 lbs. And I still had some in the tank!
“I’ve come a long way,” I tell my coach at the end.
“You sure have!” he agrees.
All because I started training.
I’ve beaten the boys several times–the number of times has increased dramatically in the last two weeks.
I usually beat all the girls in my box. Not always. Depends on the workout.
All my lifts have reached PR’s.
I can do 50 unbroken double unders almost every time I grab a rope.
I have a bar muscle up.
My hspu’s are consistent.
My form on butterfly pull-ups has improved, and I can now string multiples together regularly. Same with toes-to-bar.
These are just some of the things that pop to mind.
Don’t get me wrong: I still have work to do.
Bar muscle up work. I want to have better form and string multiples together.
Chest to bar pull-ups. All I can do is strict. Kipping these are challenging and I really want to be able to butterfly them.
Toes to bar needs more work for stamina.
Always working double unders and hspu’s.
These areas are my goals for the next few months or so.
I’m reading self-help books about how to reach your financial goals and the principles in there apply to strength training. Stick to it. Small steps. Believe in yourself. And you will reach your dreams.
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