Monday, January 17, 2011

She's baaaack....

I am so glad I took three rest days. By Saturday evening my back was feeling awesome, and I was so excited to get back to CrossFit today. Imagine my horror when I saw the posted WOD. 105 pull-ups and I haven't done even one the past couple of weeks. My callouses are pretty much gone and I knew I was going to blister. So I taped my fingers where I normally blister. And guess what? I blistered in other places. Ha! Fortunately, now that I've had a chance to shower and look them over, I only have two really bad spots. Not too shabby. And it sure felt awesome to get through the workout as prescribed. 7 Rounds for time of:

15 Pull-ups
15 Box jumps (Men 24″ box, Women 20″ box)
Post time to responses.

My time: 25:51 Rx

Oh, and I need to point out (more for my own reference) that on about 95% of the box jumps I jumped both up and down. Normally I jump up and step down. I'm really trying to get better about this!!

Strength today was Snatch Balance
Rep scheme: 3-3-3-3-3
My loads: 40-45-50-60-70 (did 5 reps at 40...all others 3 reps)


  1. I think that's a great time for a WOD involving 105 pullups! My pullups are still soooooo slow -- which is why I'm working more on my strict pullups right now.

    But maybe I should really be working on the kips. I need to post a video of my "stunted kip", and see if you all have any suggestions for how to improve it. Slowly dragging myself those last 4-6 inches to get my chin above the bar gets old fast!

  2. I'm far from an expert, but it sounds like you're not using your hips enough to get momentum to get back over the bar.