So the drive down on Friday ended up taking almost 9 hours! My awesome GPS took me through New York City which really didn’t do me any favors. I was pretty tired by the time I got here and didn’t eat the whole drive. It was my own fault for not bringing anything with me and the rest stops don’t have any food I would actually eat.
Day one went pretty good. Fred Lowe is running the seminar. He’s a 3 time Olympian and still competes today in his 60’s!
CrossFit Impavidus is one of the coolest CF’s I’ve ever been in. The name is cool to start with – Impavidus means Fearless. I thought it was cool considering all the stuff I’ve been writing and reading about recently.
The owner is an ex gymnast and they have a spring board and crash mat set up as well as 100 year old parallel bars which I’ve never seen before in a CF. They had everything else you could think of as well- power racks, AD’s, rowers, stones, lifting platform, jerk boxes, stones, sleds, tires – literally everything.
The video below was one of the ones Fred showed the group at some point during the day. This dude is a monster – his last lift 192.5KG is 423.5lbs – WOW
The video is awesome. He’s dancing around and just loving it. As Fred put it ‘we have all had those days where we feel like we could just walk through walls’. I love how the dude just does what he needs to do and doesn’t fuck around.
Today was not one of those days for me. Still on my own in terms of programming this week and I felt a little lost to be honest. Knowing that I could do anything I wanted left me very indecisive. Seeing as we were at an Oly Cert I decided to Snatch. I worked up to 220lbs and it was feeling pretty heavy. I actually missed one at 198lbs which hasn’t happened in a long time. The weights were in kilos though so trying to do the math was very confusing and messed me up a lot.
I jumped from 220 to 242 – missed it 3 times then called it.
Wave Clusters – did I just invent these? 🙂
One of my back room goals has been to get 20 strict pullups. Myself and Glen have actually had a bet going for almost 2 years now for the first one to make it. I call it a back room goal because neither of us are actively doing anything to get there!
I did 3sets of the wave below and changed my grip from pronated to supinated to neutral – by the last set I was dead and had to break them up.
5-4-3-2-1 – rest 10sec in between reps 2min between sets
Day 2 in the books – went off really well.
At lunch I did a little Strength work and some breathing work
OTM for 10mins
even 5 Front Squats @245lbs
odd 5 Strict HSPU
– This was good and challenging. The squats were pretty heavy. I haven’t Front Squatted heavy is a while so ti felt good to be back under some heavy shit.
I literally don’t think I’ve done a running workout since September and the sun was shinning so I did this whole piece out side. My goal was to work the same movement patterns as above – lower body squatting and upper body pushing into a breathing workout.
no fatigue or burning on anything other than the lungs.
It felt great. I never thought I’d get to the point of saying I like long duration stuff but I really do.
I drove for about 5 hours before stopping in CT for the night. The plan was to get as close to home as possible. The time going down and back in the car was very good for me to reflect on a lot of things AND I listened to 2 books on personal development.
Great weekend – Rest day today then back at it again.