New Deadlift 3 Rep. Max

Here I am doing my new deadlift max for 3 reps.  It was sooooo hard.  I keep watching and I can see the strain on my neck and on my face.  Wow.  It is pretty cool to see it on video in order to analyze where I need to improve.

How about you?  Are you doing anything hard today?


Back Squats- A New Maximum

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We have been doing a lot of back squats in CrossFit.  My old best was 125# for 5 reps.  I have been working hard at the workouts and my new maximum for 5 reps is 145#.  Woo Hoo!  It is hard to up your max.

I find that it takes quite a few sessions to feel like I am getting any better at all, but then all of a sudden, I am better.  I guess it as they say, practice makes perfect.

We have been running more as the new year is moving forward and between that and CrossFit, I am feeling really good.  I love getting out there and getting my blood pumping and pushing myself to do things that are hard.

Now, let’s get something straight, I’m not totally into working out with no other things going on in my life.  I want to workout and then do the other stuff.  One 1 hour workout is all I want 5 days a week.  That leaves me time to rest and recover and do other things that I like.

How about you?  Do you workout?  Do you feel better when you workout?  Do you feel healthier when you workout?

New 2 Rep Deadlift Max

We did a 2 rep max deadlift in CrossFit Tuesday. A deadlift look like this.  My previous 1 rep max was 205. Tuesday I did a 2 rep max of 215. It was awesome. It was super hard. I felt like I might actually drop the bar because it was so heavy and I felt like I didn’t have a good grip. I didn’t drop it and I lifted 215!!!

After that we did the WOD (work out of the day). 15, 12, 9, 6, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 kettle bell swings and then burpees. Over and over, down the ramp and then back up. I thought I might die, but I didn’t. That was 87 burpees.  Killer. If you don’t know what a burpee is, look here or kettle bell swings, look here.

Today 2 days later I am super sore.  My back is sore, my shoulders are sore, my hamstrings are sore.  I told you it was a good workout.

How about you, did you work out today?