After completing “The Murph” on Monday, this week became a tad lighter due to some personal commitments as well as I was very very very sore after Monday and needed time to recoup. I ended up going to two classes the rest of the week and then did some Open Gym work today to ease back into next week. However, here is the link to my workout chart and what I am focusing on each week – Strength Training Program
This was a good week to listen to my body and try not to overexert myself as I maybe would have done in the past. My pecs were probably sore until Saturday so pushing too hard mid week wouldn’t have been good. We did keep up with our Strength Training Program this week and we used Thursday for Bench Press which I handled fairly well given the soreness. Unfortunately I only made it to one of the Strength Days but will get back on track this week.
CrossFit is teaching me to push my boundaries while staying focused on form. The gains I have had in 17 weeks has been incredible and I’d encouraged anyone needing motivation that it comes in the form of consistency. Stay active and stay with it. Even if you miss a day or two that’s fine. Just don’t have long stretches where you miss and you’ll be fine.
Lastly, on Sundays we have Open Gym to come in and work on things on your own and today I chose to focus on Double unders which are very difficult. I am fine with jumping rope with single unders but adding a second pass through makes it challenging. I was becoming a bit frustrated because I wasn’t getting it too well but some words of encouragement from the owner Lei that it took him 18 months to perfect it helped calm me down a bit. Going back to consistency, I just need to focus on the right motion and with time I’ll be able to bang them out easily!
Keep grindin ya’ll!