Admittedly, that may mean absolutely nothing to you, but never fear; I’m nothing if not wordy!
Instead of my usual every-other-day schedule at Big Horn Crossfit, I’m going Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday in order to accommodate my wicked exciting and awesome trip to Reebok HQ this week. And you know what? My scrawny little muscles are feeling it!
Yesterday’s workout was a good one and I actually really enjoyed it! I have to say that Brian, our sometimes nice-but-more-frequently-treacherous coach, programmed a fun one for the day.
|Like how Crossfit and squat are underlined like I misspelled them?|
Let me tell you a couple of things about this workout. First of all, I’ve only done front squats a couple of times prior to yesterday. In fact, I had never tried to establish a 1 rep max so I was pretty curious as to how that phase of the workout would play out.
Not sure what a front squat is? Check it out:
|Clothing: Reebok Crossfit TriBlend top and RealFlex Fusion shoes. I like to call them my Fire Shoes!|
And, before anyone starts getting all sassy with me, let me clarify: y’all, I am just learning how to do these squats. I am not a coach nor do I think my form and technique are perfect. Far from it. In fact, I barely know what I’m doing. Please don’t tell me how bad they look because I may start to cry 🙂
Anyway, after 15 minutes of working on the front squats, I managed to work up to 115#. I was happy with that, but I definitely know I can do better. My legs weren’t struggling as much as my freaking wrists! I’m still learning how to hold the bar properly and my wrists took a beating. They feel fine now but they definitely hindered me yesterday. Sigh.
Anyway. Back to the blue bands.
As I’ve mentioned in previous Crossfit posts, I cannot do unassisted pull-ups. It’s a goal that I will achieve one day, but that day is most definitely not here yet! At Big Horn, they have a couple different colors of resistance bands that you can use for assisted pull-ups. Until yesterday, I’ve been using the green band which is the most supportive and easiest.
But y’all, I’ve graduated onto the blue band! (That’s seriously starting to sound….graphic. Oops.) I did all of my warm up pull-ups and workout pull-ups with the blue band and I must say that I’m a happy camper about the change! It’s a small step for sure, but it’s still progress. And progress makes me happy! Next thing you know, I’ll be onto the purple band (not yet though; I already tried!), and then? REAL PULL-UPS WITH NO HELP!