I don’t have time for a long post today, but there a few quick points I would like to address:
1) All of that accessory work has started to pay off.
After expanding from the usual squats, deadlifts and pressing, into things like weighted pull-ups, weighted dips, 8 minute WODS focusing on being explosive for 3 reps at 75% of my max, EMOM(every minute on the minute). I also have been doing at least 10 bar muscle-ups a day, which is great training for real life situations, like if you are on a bar, and you need to do a muscle-up. I have also noticed on my front squat that when I am doing a 3 rep, 8 minute WOD, my 1RM from a month ago is now getting 1 vertical inch off of my shoulders driving up out of the bottom of the squat. Danger Zone.
2) I have slain a mighty beast.
If you have never been to Beth’s on Aurora Ave, then I don’t know what you are doing here. At Beth’s you have two choices of meal types, epic, and double epic. It took me 6 minutes to eat my breakfast. The simple trick is to get it all down before your brain lets you know that you are about to explode. Here is an example of a mighty foe slain in breakfast battle:
I am getting my Crossfit Level-1 Certification
This is something I have been looking forward to for a while. If I don’t pass it, I may as well hang up my lifting shoes, because it is stuff that I have been doing every day for the past year. I am looking forward to teaching others the benefits on function fitness and movements that require strength, speed, and power. None if this “one-legged BOSU ball alternating dumbbell curls”. Not only is your 5 pound dumbbell not going to get you more strong or fit, you are also an idiot that will probably end up breaking your neck when you fly off the ball.
I will let you all know how the cert goes, have a great weekend. Happy PR Friday!