Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday's Workout

No max-effort strength workouts this week. That's right, folks: For the next six days, it's nothin' but metcons at CrossFit Palo Alto. On tap for today:

5 rounds for time:
Having not previously done overhead squats in a metcon with any real weight on the bar, I played it too safe today. Although I put 30 more pounds on the bar than before, it was still about 10 or 15 pounds shy of what I should have lifted. How do I know? 'Cause I managed to get through each of the five rounds of overhead squats without dropping the bar (except once in the final round, when I clumsily lost my footing and tipped forward). And as Tim says, if you can get through the workout without having to dump the bar in the middle of your sets, you should have added more weight.

(I'm secretly glad I didn't, though. The workout was already an ass-kicker, and cranking out two Abmat-sit-up-centric metcons in consecutive weeks made my butt crack want to weep.)

Result: 11:22.