Too Heavy

After staying up for the iPhone 7 pre-order, I took a needed rest day yesterday. I’ve had this crazy idea to try a 225# “Grace” for months. Today was finally going to be the day.

C&J Warm-up

  • 5×45#
  • 3×95
  • 3×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 1×205

Heavy Heavy Grace

Oh boy, 205# was already feeling heavy in the warm-up. I got through 4 reps with 225# right around a minute in. Then I failed the jerk on the 5th rep. Enough of that! I am not fit enough; it would have taken me way too long to finish. So I rested up and lightened the load.

  • 30 C&J (185#)

This was more my level. Tried not to rest too much and happy with the result. Made it through 11 reps before I started to reset between the clean and the jerk. Finished in 6:59, which is the time domain I was looking for. I was so uncomfortable after I finished, I had to get everything off. Then for a few seconds I thought I might actually puke. My splits every 5 reps were:

  • 5 – 0:40
  • 10 – 1:42 (1:02)
  • 15 – 3:02 (1:20)
  • 20 – 4:39 (1:37)
  • 25 – 5:56 (1:17)
  • 30 – 6:59 (1:03)

Really slowed through the middle.

Aerobic Capacity – Strength Endurance

Took a solid recovery time and headed outside.

6 Sets

  • 25′ Broad Jump
  • 200m Run (Target = 0:39)
  • 2:00 Rest

Some of the instructions for this one said 10 jumps OR 25 feet. Using the distance seemed much better logistically to me, but after doing it I feel like I probably missed out on a lot of the intended response since I did the 25 feet in 4 jumps. I was easily under the target on the 200s every round since I didn’t mark off a 100m spot to check my pace. My run times were 36, 37, 36, 38, 38, and 37 seconds. Including the rests it took me 14:35 to finish.

Nineteen minute ROMWOD in the afternoon.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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