Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday's Workout

Strength Skill:
  • Deadlifts (3 sets of 3, 2 sets of 1)
I love deadlifts (f.k.a. "Health Lifts") even though I'm still a few pounds shy of lifting 2X my bodyweight. And I love this tip on proper deadlift form.

Oddly enough, I struggled less with my final set than I did on my penultimate one -- despite having added more weight. The last set was almost easy, while the second-to-last made my right knee shake and buckle. Weird.

  • 50 double-unders
  • 5 rounds of:
    • 10 barbell snatches
    • 10 toes-to-bar
  • 50 double-unders
After checking my workout log at the gym, I was surprised to see that in the eight months since I joined CrossFit Palo Alto, I'd never practiced snatches before. (It showed, too.)

On the plus side, I'm stringing together increasing numbers of double-unders. (Current PR, established today: 23 before getting tangled up in my rope.) Unfortunately, I'm still doing single-unders between each double-under, which is slowing me down significantly. I finished today's workout in 9:48, but Tim thinks I could have cut at least another 30 seconds off my time if I'd managed to eliminate the unnecessary single-unders. I agree -- but I have a feeling it's going to take a long while (and a ton of practice) before my double-unders even begin to look like this: