“Fitness is not about being better than someone else…. It’s about being better than you use to be.” – Unknown
August 12, 2012 WOD
Warm Up: 200 Meter Run, 20 Air Squats, 40 Jumping Jacks, 20 Push Ups
Mobility: 10 Minute Stretch
SWOD: 5 Rounds
OTM1 - 20 Strict G-Rings Dips or Dips off Box
OTM2 - 12 Strict Pull Ups or Body Rows
WOD: 4 Rounds of 1 Min. AMRAP of Each
Row for Calories RKBS (55/35) Burpees
I completed the pull ups assisted by a green band, and I must say, progress is a beautiful thing! A year ago I could not complete one pull up… even with the assistance of the band. Keeping in mind that during the 10 month school year (9/2012 – 6/2013), my workouts (except for running) were randomly performed at home.
Now, after only two months of 4-5 days a week of CrossFit, I can do 16 assisted pull ups with a green band. Yay!!!!! Progress is a beautiful thing. I know, I said that already, but this is a major accomplishment for me. I want to become stronger so, I think I am (cautiously) ready to move up to a blue band.
Moving up a band will mean that I will work harder, but I’m cool with that. In fitness, you only get stronger by setting new goals and consistently pushing yourself.
My goal is to gain the same level of strength that I have in my legs as in my upper body. I don’t know if this is realistic, but that’s the plan. Martial Arts and, mainly running has strengthened my legs very well. Now it’s time to balance things out with increased upper body strength.
After three days off from CrossFit and no other workouts over the weekend, my start today was sluggish. As we moved along in the WOD, I warmed up nicely and began to enjoy the workout, especially the row for calories, but definitely not those darn burpees. Tomorrow is a new day! I hope you got your workout in today.
Enjoy the day!