I almost pulled another one of these today ...
I was sick yesterday, but this morning, while getting ready, drinking my coffee, mulling over the morning, I just was not feeling it. I laid down on my bedroom floor, looked up at the ceiling and thought, "Why?"
Curling back up with Elliott seemed so much more appealing than going through another morning in the gym alone.
And then I heard a knock on my door, "Hey! Let's go!" and standing there in her gym clothes, ready to rock and roll, was my incredible friend and room mate. I thought that little devil had to work this morning! But it's like the Lord knew exactly what I needed, and there she stood.
Needless to say, thanks to her intervention, the gym felt really good this morning. We each did our own workouts; we had our own things to work on.
hang power snatch (empty bar)
Snatch balance (empty bar)
OHS (empty bar)
Every 2 minutes for 10 minutes
7 hang cleans (full squat)
3 strict press
400m run with sandbag (25#)
25 steps walking lunge w/ sandbag (length of gym)
15 medball toss situps
20 cycling box jump (18")
25 steps walking lunge w/ sandbag (length of the gym)
I'm still on the 18" box practicing stringing together lots of cycling box jumps. I got up to 18 in a row today, felt good. Have to be careful of my low back though, it's a little jarring. Anyone else experience this?
I'm loving this EMOM-type of strength workout I've been incorporating into my mornings pre-metcon. I got the idea from the programming I saw at CrossFit Central. Strict strength stuff has never been very exciting to me. 5-5-5 back squat? Snore. So, incorporating strength in a little different way has been really fun, because I know how important strength is.
I'm not saying I don't like focusing on strength, I do, I just like it to be a little faster paced. All that standing around between sets drives me bonkers. And because it's daunting, I don't do it as often as I should. Shame on me.
I had THE tastiest protein shake afterwards. I mixed my BCAA's (lemon lime flavor) in with my vanilla Pure Whey from SFH; it tasted like a Keylime Creamsicle! I'm excited to work out tomorrow morning, knowing this is waiting for me when I finish. Said like a true
Stronger Faster Healthier - No hype.
Guess what's on its way into my chalky, ripped up hands? Oh yes, oh yes.
My last class of the week is tomorrow. School is kicking my butt! I see a strong NorCal 'rita in my near future.
1. What protein powder do you take?
2. Do you have a meton/cardio bias or the strength bias?
3. What motivates you to go to the gym?