I’m still alive. Just thought I would say that I transitioned from powerlifting to crossfit, starting today.
I almost died, approached the light but did not grab it, haha.
15 minute AMRAP.
35 lb. bar
12 box step-ups (20 inches)
9 hang cleans
6 push press
Made it 5 rounds, and 12 box step-ups.
Sorry that I’ve been gone for so long! I’ve been doing lots of powerlifting stuff still, but give me two more weeks and I’ll write yall all about it (I got a competition coming up!)
And also, my car is flipping falling apart and I’ve been thinking about getting another car.
I forgot to mention it but I am deadlifting in the 140lb. range, and instead of using the combo under/over hand-grip, I decided to chalk up my hands and try it. And while it’s so basic sounding, I was really hyped about using the chalk.
AND the chalk helped out a lot. A little bit goes a long way.
I went on a 5-day long trip to New York City, and took a break from 3-workout sessions. Last night was my first night back at the gym since my trip and it was brutal, I can’t even. I’m not sure if I can survive taking such a long time off from the weights again. I was so close to triple digits in weights for bench press but I failed my sets. Hopefully, I can regain my muscles after a week, but we’ll see.
But I will say that my trip was fun!
Well, actually, the only neck I’m breaking is my own.
Who the hell strains the muscle in their neck while foam rolling?
The answer would be: this moron right here.
And also, who strains their tricep while working on triceps?
The answer is also: this moron right here.
The third session of the week wasn’t really anything new in terms of movements, I only learned that my wrist mobility sucks (see previous entry). Oh, and shoulder blasts are savage; one rep was actually a combination of 24 different movements but at least my shoulders will look really nice come summer time.
The fourth session was a combination of two new movements: the Front Squat and Romanian Deadlift.
I surprisingly did not struggle much with the front squat, I’m unsure if I built up all the muscles required to do a front squat due to all the regular squats I had done for the previous 6 weeks, or if I am just better balanced for a front squat. I’m not complaining though! I just have really bad wrist mobility for holding the bar up, but it was easily solved by relaxing my fingers and using just two fingers from each hand to balance the bar with weight on my delts and neck; very uncomfortable on the neck because I’ve never had anything pressed up against it before but hopefully it’s because I’m not used to it rather than me doing the movement incorrectly.
I have done Romanian Deadlifts before the session at some point in time, months ago, but for some reason I couldn’t feel anything in my hamstrings, just my lowerback, and I couldn’t figure out how to correct it and load the muscles correctly; I’ll have to mess around with it with just a PVC pole some time this week before my next RDL session.
My hamstrings are weak that I couldn’t pull myself up on the Glute-Ham raise (BodyBuilding.com Link) so I had have my exercise modified to do banded hamstring curls, or something like that.