Monday, April 19, 2010

10-04-14: Filthy 50 (well, 30)

CrossFit WoD for April 14th, 2010
For time:
  • 30 Box jump, 24 inch box*
  • 30 Jumping pull-ups*
  • 30 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
  • Walking Lunge, 30 steps*
  • 30 Knees to elbows
  • 30 Push press, 45 pounds
  • 30 Back extensions
  • 30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 Double unders*
Definitely got beat up by this beast.  I may have tried a reduced version of this in the past, but this was my first tour through all of these exercises in a row...and boy, did I end up paying for it.  More on that to come.  Started out intending to do a full 50 of everything, but a few dozen box-jumps in, I realized the insanity of that plan.  Full disclosure, this was my first workout after an amazing wedding weekend down in Arizona, which I celebrated by cranking on the weight and not working out nearly enough (the last two entries were actually from AZ, but from BEFORE the food extravaganza began, so...).  The implications of doing body-weight exercises with a noticeable INCREASE in said body-weight made me rethink those plans.

Did a pretty good job of keeping the pace up until the burpees. I had already been dealing with Pukie the clown (successfully, thank you!) after the back extensions, but by the burpees, I could only do 2-3 at a time.  Still, I forced myself through the last of them, before making myself look like an idiot trying to string together double-unders to complete the workout.

So, as to the asterisks in the list.  After this workout, a problem that had been growing more obvious over the last few weeks became a lot bigger: My knees were KILLING me.  I could stretch them, and move them through a full range of motion, but just below each knee-cap there was a ball of barbed-wire just waiting to screw me up.  Worst was trying to go down stairs after standing for awhile (picture most of a normal train/subway/bus commute in NYC and you see the problem here), but now things were getting serious. More to come...

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