I did another workout that made everything burn–to the extreme.
This was another CrossFit Hero WOD (since I’m injured I’m trying to find cardio-based workouts with no wrist extension or pulling)–Donny.
21-15-9-9-15-21 (this is the number of reps) of:
Deadlifts at 155 lbs
Two moves. No big deal.
For a normal workout, we usually do just the first half (12-15-9). Since this is a CrossFit Hero Wod, it’s harder and you go back up the ladder.
Sure. Why not?
I’ll tell you why not. Because a few hours later your quads are going to start burning and not stop. Then the next day your quads will barely extend and contract. Squatting will be near impossible. And walking?
I have no idea what I did to it besides push it too hard. And I’m self-diagnosing. No official injury, but it’s definitely nowhere near 100%.
I’m taking it easy this week. Doing nothing overhead. Nothing that will hyperextend my wrist. No Olympic lifts. No pull ups.
CrossFit Hero Workout Hansen
The CrossFit Hero Workout Hansen fit the bill today. It was five rounds of 30 kettlebell swings, 30 burpees, and 30 sit ups. Named for Marine Staff Sergeant Daniel Hansen who died in Afghanistan, this workout is a sneaky one. It seems simple at first until you start adding up the reps and the rounds. Great burner though and one you can do easily from home.
Remember: just because you’re injured doesn’t mean you don’t do anything. You do what you can with what’s left. Same thing applies to life’s tragedies and tragic events and circumstances. Do your best and forget the rest!
“What I need is for ring muscle ups to show up either in a competition or the Granite Games,” I remarked to my daughter. “Then I’ll have incentive to get one.”
Well, guess what? They showed up the next week in the Granite Games qualifier as workout #5.
I was excited. As excited as you can get about muscle ups when you don’t have them and you need them for a competition. And I had almost gotten one the day before.
However, going into the workout, I was sore from the week and from practicing muscle ups. My mind was just not there. It wasn’t my time…
I came in 83rd overall for my age group.
Not bad considering my score on Workout #5 was a big, fat zero since I couldn’t get a ring muscle up.
The last workout with dumbbell thrusters surprised me. Surprised me because I did better than I thought I was going to do.
I entered the Granite Games on a whim. No expectations. Not really caring where I finished or how I did. Just to do it…
All the workouts were hard. Some were insane struggles just to keep moving. But overall I learned a ton. Had a good time with my fellow box members who took on the challenge along with me. Progressed mentally more than anything. Which at this point in my career is where I’m at: breaking down mental barriers as to what I think I can and can’t do.