Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday's Workout

Eight people showed up for the 5 a.m. CrossFit class this morning -- a new attendance record! -- and that number doesn't even include the longest-tenured member of our tribe, who had mommy duty and couldn't make it to the gym. Until I joined the gym last summer, she was the only member of the 5 a.m. class. Then, in the fall, we were joined by the Marine, and later still, the Terminator. Other than the occasional visitor, the four of us were the flower shop mainstays. But all of a sudden, in January, interest in the 5 a.m. class has exploded. In three weeks' time, the class has doubled in size. The more, the merrier. It's great to see so many folks ready and willing to get their WOD on before the crack of dawn.

And today's WOD was pretty damned good.

Strength Skill:
  • Strict Presses (2 sets of 3, 3 sets of 1)
I'm getting incrementally better at this, but I haven't yet hit my goal of pressing my bodyweight, which is still a head-scratcher for me. Why is it that I can crank out a good number of handstand pushups but can't press the same amount of weight on a barbell straight above me?


Like last Friday, we had some fun with the Tabata protocol today.

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