Yesterday our WOD was Level 2 Testing but the hubs and I approached this as a workout. This is what it involved, showing the reps and weight I would have to do to complete testing:
- Part 1: Run 2 miles and do 25 pull ups in under 25 minutes.
- Part 2: 10 clean & jerks at 95# and 10 overhead squats at 65# in 10 minutes.
- Part 3: 50 burpees in 4 minutes.
I can comfortably run 2 miles in 18 minutes and have some gas left over for pull ups. This would give me 7 minutes to get through those pull ups. I just need to get to the point where I can actually do pull ups without jumping or using a band.
I was able to do clean and jerks at 80lbs and overhead squats at 60lbs. Mid-workout, with time ticking away, I didn’t want to go looking for 2.5lb weights to make it a full 65. Burpees I could do if I really wanted it. I let myself get by with only finishing 43.Before you start to think I sound like a princess, I should note that all of this was a PR. I’m may be a bit cautious as I test my limits, but I’d rather that than get hurt trying something just because that was the prescribed workout. I feel I’m doing well in CrossFit and perhaps in another month I can do level 2 testing for realsies.
GYM RAT WRIST WRAPS: So, I’m still relatively new to CrossFit but I noticed that a lot of folks were wrapping their wrists before weight lifting. I tried it a few times and felt that it did help. What did it help? Well, my experience was that when we started lifting, my wrists would begin to ache. The discomfort in my wrists made me nervous. The extra stabilization that the wraps provide remove the aching feeling and I’m not worried about hurting myself. It’s like a knee brace for your wrists.
Gym Rat Wrist Wraps are made by my coach and sold online. You can get custom made ones with the fabric of your choice but I wasn’t able to find any panda fabric. Bummer. So I picked this up yesterday. I’ve always loved the purple and green combo.