I missed last week’s post. The most important thing is that Mikey went through on-ramp last week and today we start crossfitting together!
Here’s catch up.
Back Squats – did 113 for 3 three weeks ago, missed the following week because I was out of town. Did 145 for my one rep max during peak week. This made me pretty stoked because my old one rep max before my long break was 165. I ended up much closer to it than I expected at the beginning of this cycle when I did 103 for 5.
Weighted pull-ups – did the light band plus 10 pounds two weeks ago, worked up to Mini band plus 5 pounds for my one rep max of weight pull ups. This means I’m still a little ways off from getting my body weight pull up back, but I’m on a steady track. I’m going to start the Armstrong pull up program back up today.
Overhead Squat – worked up to 85 pounds two weeks ago for 2, and then only made it up to 80 pounds during peak week. 85 was a PR though, since I had never found my one rep max on overhead squats before. my shoulders felt wrecked from the two previous days’ metcons and I just didn’t have it in me to push press the bar over my head. We did Jeremy for the metcon this day and for some reason it’s my favorite! As much as burpees suck, I can just push through them without breaks so I always like metcons with burpees because I feel like I’m flying. Same goes for overhead squats. I can rep them out really fast as long as I can get the bar over my head.
Split Jerk – worked up to 63 two weeks ago for two, and then up to 68 during peak week. my old one rep max on these 8 months ago was 88 I think.
Barbell work is still feeling a little foreign but is coming back. My first week back even the bar felt seriously heavy. I backsquatted 80 pounds and it felt strange to have that much weight on me. Within a few weeks I was doing 145 and felt more comfortable than I had at 80. So it goes. It’s a little frustrating to know that my numbers were much higher, but also nice to know that this is just a period I have to go through to get re-acclimated. Mostly I’m just super stoked to be back and not have any impending deadline in the future that might prevent me from getting in.