The Day After

The day after a CrossFit competition is always an unknown. It’s hard to predict how your body is going to respond to the challenges you put it through in the heat of competing. I’m feeling good today considering I did 4 high intensity WODs yesterday. My rib cage must be a little bruised up from the plate run because I can feel it sore there. Other than that I feel a little tight in some places, but nothing is sore like the partner competition I did this summer. Went in for the 5:30pm class.

Warm-up

4 Tabata Rounds

  • Mountain Climbers
  • Air Squats

Strength

5×5 Wide Stance Low Box Squats (14″ box)

These were not my friend and I’m already feeling them in my knees. I think the super wide stance may not be the best for taller guys, but I’ll have to do some research on that. My working sets were:

  • 5 @ 135#
  • 5 @ 155#
  • 5 @ 175#
  • 5 @ 175#
  • 5 @ 175#

WOD

  • 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
    • Burpee Box Jumps (24″)
    • Wall Balls (20# MB, 10′ target)
  • 2m Rest
  • 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
    • Goblet Squats (48# KB)
    • Over the Box Jumps (24″)

My legs got a lot of work in the competition and then the box squats kind of finished them off before this WOD. I found it hard to jump on the 24″ box today, especially when I got to the over the box jumps. The 24″ box is never an issue for me. I finished in 17:31.