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I PR’ed CrossFit Hero Workout DT

After five years of CrossFit, PRs or personal records, are hard to come by. So when they happen, they are special, indeed.

Today, we did DT, a CrossFit Hero WOD I’ve written about before. It is:

  • 12 Deadlifts (105 lbs)
  • 9 Hang Power cleans
  • 6 Push Jerks

I PR’ed by over 2 minutes, which was super exciting for me.

When you’ve been doing CrossFit for this long, it’s a constant mental struggle and lots of ebbs and flows. PR’s and CrossFit competitions help to keep me motivated on the days I don’t want to workout at all.

Updates to CrossFit PRs and Maxes for 2018


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Last year, I posted on my weightlifting personal records in an effort to assess how much stronger I’ve gotten, so I thought I’d do the same this year.

Back squat:  Previous:  210.  Current PR:  235  Percentage increase:  8.93%

Front squat:  Previous:  175.  Current PR:  175  Percentage increase:  0%

Overhead squat:  Previous:  115 Current PR:  120  Percentage increase:  9.58%

Squat Clean:  Previous:  140  Current PR:  150 Percentage increase:  9.3%

Power Clean:  Previous:  110  Current PR:  135 Percentage increase:  12.27%

Bench Press:  Previous:  102  Current PR:  116  Percentage increase:  8.79%

Split Jerk:  Previous:  140  Current PR:  140  Percentage increase:  0%

Snatch:  Previous:  105  Current PR:  110  Percentage increase:  9.5%

Deadlift:  Previous:  230  Current PR:  235  Percentage increase:  9.7%

My percentages are low, which does not surprise me. Strength has not been a focus for me this last year. I thought I wanted to lift more and more, but I decided the risk of injury wasn’t worth the push. This was because I sprained my wrist trying to PR my squat clean during the Open and realized then being healthy is more important.


Why Are We Maxing on Fridays?

the_snatch_5Last Friday, the program was to max/PR (personal record) back squat.

Today, the programming is to max Snatch and/or Clean and Jerk.

I don’t know about you all, but by Friday I’m wiped.  Completely and totally.  Today I’m really sore in my lats and arms.  Last week it was my legs.  I hiked an insane hike on Sunday and I don’t think I’m recovered from that one either.

So who decides to max on Fridays?  I didn’t even try last week with the back squat and it probably won’t happen this week.  It’s just a bad idea.  Maxing should be on Mondays.  When my body and my mind is fresh since a lot of the times maxing is in the brain.  Thoughts?