I think it’s happened! I think I’ve finally crossed firmly into “I like lifting heavy” territory. It’s taken about six months of grouchy gym sessions and gritted teeth, but I’ve made it! I’m planting a flag in triumph.
Today’s CrossFit Women Workout
3X7 push jerk @ 70% max
3X5 push press @ 65% max
3X3 shoulder press @ 60% max
Last week, I got a new PR on my shoulder press: 80 lbs. That was the only move for which I knew my one rep max (1 RM), so I knew I’d have to play around a bit to find the right weight. I surprised myself! Don’tcha love when that happens?!
3X7 push jerk
My weights: 75 – 75 – 85
I probably should have started at 85 and been consistent throughout, or maybe even tried bumping up to 90. Next time.
3X5 push press
My weights: 75 – 75 – 80
Again, I think I could probably have done three sets at 80. They weren’t ‘easy,’ but they felt Good, and I was able to do all the reps in a pretty steady rhythm.
3X3 shoulder press
My weights: 65 – 70 – out of time
We ran out of time, so I couldn’t do the third set, but I was thrilled to press three @ 70#. That’s 87% of my 1 RM… which means my 1 RM, when I’m properly motivated/rested/fed, is probably more than the 80# I pressed last week. Neato! Can’t wait ’til the next CrossFit Total (and no, I NEVER expected to find myself typing those words in that particular order).
At Fight Gone Bad in September, I did a push press with the 75-lb. barbell one time, just to see how it felt. Today, I did a whole pile of ’em. Yay.
The 400m warmup run in chilly drizzle felt pretty good today, too, and we did 50 situps when we got back to the warm, dry gym. It was definitely worth prying myself from my snuggly bed this morning – and after 2 1/2 weeks on my new dose of Synthroid, I’m definitely feeling an improvement.
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