Friday, January 14, 2011


I was actually fired up to come into Crossfit today but it turned into a bit of a blase day.  I got a lot out of the workout skill-wise, but I didn't push the weight at all (I hadn't done half of the exercises before) so it was more of a skill-builder than a typical skill day workout.  We had the option of doing Wednesday's WOD, since CF NYC was closed that morning from the snow storm.  But I opted to stay on task...I guess going into the weekend it would have been a better choice to do the Wed WOD...either way, here was what I did:

(5 Rounds)
Hang Clean
Push Jerk
Split Jerk

Hey...HCPS...the HICCUPS WOD!  I'm such a fuckin nerd...

Weight: 65 lbs.

Now I've done 100+ lbs on push jerks before, but I wasn't going to make the mistake of thinking that automatically translates to cleans.  So I started with 65 and felt good about just staying there.  It was just enough weight to emulate proper form, but not too light to feel like I wasn't getting a workout out of it.  All in all I was happy with my progress on the split jerk, but it was a lighter day at Crossfit for sure.  One thing I was psyched about was that during the warmup I tried an assisted pullup and I actually came up 3-4 inches, using the largest assistance band.  I'll get to check in on the pullups from time to time...after that I just hung from the bar a few times.

I had a 2-3 minute staredown with the support beam that I did the handstand against the other day.  The beam won...I'll try again on Monday ;-).


  1. When I got my first pull up i was so happy I almost cried!! Then one day, Katherine and I were just "hanging" on the bars and I was like...let's just try a dead hang. then HOLY SHIT!!it happened!!I did two and I think G1got the same. We started crying! It's like.. one day you go into Crossfit ad discover something you never thought you'd be able to do. One day, "it just happens". We get stronger every day! Its amazing to me and that Hiccup WOD looks awesome!! I'm jealous!I love cleans and jerks!they are my fav! Glad to see you're doing great Reis!!!

  2. Stack (Jennifer, right?),

    You are too kind. I literally keep dreaming about the day that I get over the bar...I can't imagine when it's going to be, but I'm excited that it's a "when", not an "if".

    Have a good week...I'll be checking in on the blog...Peace.