Another one of my CrossFit goals in the next six months is ring muscle ups. So I’ve been doing my own drills in the quest to develop strength for these. Here is another video of me doing practicing strict muscle up drills. Let me know what you think, and I’d love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel (you don’t have to watch — just subscribe!). Thanks!
So I’m on a quest to actually meet my CrossFit goals this year. One of those is handstand walks. Here’s one of my latest videos with me practicing. Let me know what you think, and I’d love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel (you don’t have to watch — just subscribe!). Thanks!
Every year, I set CrossFit goals I hope to achieve.
For 2022, these are it:
- Ring muscle ups
- Butterfly chest-to-bar pull ups
- String together more toes to bar
- String together more butterfly pull ups
- Improve my squat snatch
- Improve my handstand walks
For the past two years or so, I have not cared much about progressing in CrossFit. I was injured a good part of that time (last year, it was my back), so my only goal was to keep moving. This coming year, I feel good and hope to stay that way, so I think I can at least make progress with these goals.
I’ve found that when you come to rely too much on other people, things tend not to get done.
This has been the case for my ring muscle ups. I’ve been relying on my coach to get me there. Now, I realize I have to get myself there, or it will never happen.
Thus, with the new year, I’m going to put together a new plan to get me there by May 1st. I have to have a concrete goal with a concrete date, or it will never happen. We’ll see how this one goes.
However, I will conquer those rings one way or another!
The Open pushes you to do things you normally wouldn’t. It’s a gauge of where you are fitness wise. It exposes your strengths and your weaknesses. It drives you to do better next year.
18.1 My best performance. It played to my strengths: long, short repetitions of movements, and pure mental game.
18.2 I PR’d my clean. Strength is something I always have to work on, which just takes time.
18.3 I’m closer to a ring muscle up than I thought. I almost had one, and I’m confident I’ll have one soon.
18.4 Handstand push ups. I learned I’m not as good at these as I thought I was.
18.5 Chest to bar pull ups. I know I’m not good at these. Last year I could only strict them. This year I kipped them. Another weakness to work on.
I’m very competitive for my age group. Next year, I’ll be near the top.
Overall, this was a challenging year. If I could have done all the movements, I would have enjoyed it. Instead, frustration reigned and by the end, I just wanted to be done.
What I’m looking forward to: doing some competitions, Murph, improving Olympic moves, getting stronger, getting my final pieces in place, dialing in my nutrition, and continuing to improve daily. That’s what CrossFit is all about. Being healthy. Using your endorphin rush to fuel the crap in your daily life, and thriving despite adversity.
The year ahead couldn’t be brighter!
I’m on vacation in Steamboat Springs, CO, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
And all I can think about is getting back to the box.
I’m checking my app to see the workout for today.
I’m re-doing my CrossFit blog (and my Christian blog as well).
I’m planning my workout schedule this week. Seeing what I need to work on.
I’m focused on the Open, trying to string together longer and longer moves. Praying I get my handstand walks before the Open but knowing I have a long way to go.
I’m researching Comps (I have one in January and one in February, but I want to squeeze one more in in-between before the Open).
I’m writing up my 2018 goals and the most complete and specific are my CrossFit goals.
And in between I’m watching it snow!
But I have problems.
I readily admit them.
“Hi. My name is Jen. And I’m addicted to CrossFit.”
Happy New Year!