Sitting on a rower for 30 minutes is not exactly easy.
After 20 minutes, you’ve had enough.
After 25 minutes, you’re about to scream.
After 28 minutes, you convert minutes to seconds and just keep going.
Then try 10 minutes on the bike right afterwards.
I strained a muscle in my right arm again, so I’ve been doing no heavy weight. Today, I decided to row for 30 minutes and bike for 10 minutes for active recovery and because I felt like doing nothing else at the end of a long (and frustrating) week.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a 30 minute row. And, afterwards, I remember why.
Still, it strengthened my mental fortitude — something I need in CrossFit right now with the CrossFit Open right around the corner.
Today was one of those days no part of me wanted to workout. The top of my foot hurt when I woke up — I’m assuming shoes since I didn’t drop anything on it. I was tired. I had done a HIIT class last night. I was spent.
Scheduled for the day was back squats and box squats. Box squats is where you squat just to the level of the box and stand back up. This allows you to lift heavier weight since you’re not squatting full depth. I haven’t done these in a LONG time. I really didn’t want to do them.
I did do them. And they were fun! Having a heavy load on my back always freaks me out, so I’ve been trying to push myself there more and more so this was great for me.
Next was a sandbag workout. I haven’t done sandbags is a couple of weeks. I had some new moves in the workout and, once I figured out the sandbag, I was golden. My rounds got faster and the workout got funner.
All because I didn’t feel like working out.
Reasons to Workout
Today reminded me of why I workout:
To try new things
To push myself
To have fun
CrossFit is fun, but I think we can get bogged down in the training aspect of it, so we forget.
Advice: do a fun workout now and then to remind yourself why you beat up your body. And have fun doing it!
DT is a hero Workout by CrossFit that honors soldiers who have given their lives for this great nation. DT is also known as one of the hardest CrossFit workouts since it involves heavy weights.
CROSSFIT DT HERO WOD:
5 Rounds for time:
9 hang power cleans
6 push jerks
Weight is 155 lb for guys and 105 for the ladies.
I PR’ed this workout (hit a personal record) by 2 minutes — only the 2nd time I’ve been strong enough to do 105 lbs. It was good, but it probably could have been better. I will add this one to my list of tests to do periodically. I like DT because it does challenge me as heavy weights is not my strong suit.
I also got some nice bruises when the hang power cleans got a bit too heavy!
I also did deadlifts for my strength since DT has deadlifts in them. It was a good combination to start off the week!