Here is our bench and rack plus our bar, dumbbells, etc.
in the back, you can see our punching bag and part of our speed bag
that was my 1 rep max back squat - kind of weak compared to what I used to do!!!
someone wanted to join us
he likes working out too
Before I dive into this crossfit endurance training plan, I need to get an idea of my 1 rep max in different olympic lifts. Back in my crossfit days my 1RM were -
Press - 105 lbs
Back Squat - 220 lbs
Deadlift - 265 lbs
Bench - 145 lbs
Today, I did the press and the back squat -
press - 95 with bad form, 90 with good form
BS - 145!! Oh how the mighty have fallen
Just kidding. I don't mind. I really am going to take this time to build on good form and get stronger the right way. I think it's better to do excellent form, full range of motion with less weight, then the other and risk injury.
One thing I am reminded of, I LOVE lifting weights. You can't really compete in it like running a 5k, but it's something I'm good at, I'm fairly strong for a girl, and something I can do where I don't feel like I'm constantly defeated. I love the feeling I get from running, but I'm constantly reminded how slow am I as a runner, how unnatural it is for me to do, and it can be a little defeating. So it's nice to be back doing something I like and trying to figure out how to combine it with running.
Like I said, they don't have like, regional weight lifting competitions so it's not like I can use one of those to raise money. basically, the only thing I can do is run a race. So that's where we are.
Crossfit Endurance, here I come.