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And one of the mainsite videos today is “Classroom Techniques” by CrossFit Kids - A CrossFit Journal preview video ... [wmv] [mov] with the amazing Nichole811 taking the lead. You also get to see DD working (playing? ) with her class of really cute pre-schoolers.
did a cardio circuit to warm up today. benchpress, military press, latpulls, and cable rows, 2x15 all super sets with 30 seconds on the stairclimber in between
Squat cleans, this was the first time I have ever done these so I took about thirty minutes to work on the form before adding any weight to the bar.
95lbs, 95,95, 115, 135, 135, 135(f),
one of the guys at the gym, who was for many years a competitive powerlifter stuck his head in the little room where I was lifting, and said my form looked ok but I needed to pop under the bar a little faster. I need a video camera so I can get the skinny from the gurus on here.
150 punches on the heavy bag ( arms feel like jelly from the WOD yesterday I am betting my 3 year old son could have hit harder)
100 single unders 4x25 threw a couple of double unders in there for practice but I really suck at those.
I practiced HS push-ups before getting into my workout, and could only manage three at a time, so I decided to use progressions. I was surprised at how quickly I banged them out. I’ll really need to just go for it next time. Pull-ups were good…I broke up every round, but got 11 the first time (PR). Good progress!
Anyone have a good suggestion about how to take down the bar from standing position because I often feel a stinging sensation in my left lower trapetzius muscle. When I take down the bar from my shoulders it often ends with a jerk before I let it down on the ground…