The day involved doing bench presses; we did 3 sets of 5 reps. I did all of my work at 185 lbs.
Video from set 1
Video from set 3
The metcon of the day was 5 rounds of 5 Thrusters, and supposed to be 5 weighted pull ups. I did my thrusters at 95 lbs, and did ring-rows instead of weighted pull ups. I could have done a heavier weight with the thrusters but I have no rack, yes I do have man boobs, but I don’t have the Olympic rack position yet, I just don’t have the flexibility. I finished in less than 4 minutes.
I went out drinking with a College buddy of mine who was in from out of town; we got shitty, so I spent Thursday in my cave recuperating. It sucks how long it takes to recover from drinking. Long gone are the days of being 22 and getting fucked up every night, sleeping 4 hours going to work, and getting fucked up again.
It was fun going out to the bars, and meeting people, having said that when did the DC bar scene get populated solely by female bartenders? A good portion of them are probably barely 21, but it seems like every bar I went into had young women as bartenders.
Not that I’m complaining, but I wish there were more of them when I was actually going out on a regular basis. I just felt like an old dirt ball hitting on them, not that I had a chance but I’m a guy that’s what I do.
This is after a couple of Patron and Sodas, and by couple I mean 10 or 12.
If I had picture of what I looked like the next day it would resemble Jaba the Hut after taking a constipated shit.
Yes I acted like the fat guy I am, TV, and Food. If I could have, I would have had one of the bartenders I was talking to the night before with a collar chain, and brining my food bitch.
I woke up this morning at 5 AM to get to the 6 AM WoD at Patriot Crossfit. I was looking forward to working out, because I had so much guilt built up from the night before.
“This is the story behind “Blake”; U.S. Navy Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician David Blake McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Georgia, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia, was killed September 21, 2010, in a helicopter crash during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. McLendon is survived by his wife Kate McLendon, his parents David and Mary-Ann McLendon, his brother Chris McLendon, and his sister Kelly Lockman.”
The WoD is simply four rounds of:
100’ Walking Lunge with 45 lbs plate over your head.
30 Box Jumps 24” box
20 Wall Balls 20 lbs Ball
10 Hand Stand Push-Ups
I was able to do the walking lunges, and the wall ball as prescribed, but had to scale the box down to 20, and did strict presses with 35 lbs dumbbells. The first two rounds were not so bad; I finished them in just over 9 minutes. Beginning with the third round of work, the lunges, and box jumps started to become difficult.
I counted the number of steps it took to go across the gym in one direction, it was about 10 steps to cover 50’, so in total I had take about 20 steps to get down and back. In the third round, with each step I felt like I was limping across the gym. It is also in the 3rd round that the shoulder presses were making it hard for me to hold the plate over my head.
The fourth round was just a mental push to get finished, it almost felt like I had my foot caught in something, and I was spasm-ing to get away from the thing which was holding my foot.
This was the first endurance type WoD were I wasn’t able to just push through. I was being strict on my wall balls, so taking a moment to catch my breath and focus were important, as I didn’t want to waste any energy.
I finished in 21:49. I am curious to know how much longer it would take if I had to use a 24” box, and do Hand Stand Push Ups. The lunges would have been significantly harder, 70 lbs of weight doesn’t even come close to my bodyweight.
After Crossfit I went to Washington Sports Club, and did a session of treading on the Arc Trainer. I spent about 40 minutes on the machine, after I finished I was trying to figure out if I had done something to help my weight loss or stunted my progress by starting down that path of overworking.
I haven’t decided if I will workout tomorrow, that will be determined in the morning.