Yay! Another chance to see how far I have come since starting CrossFit. Today's workout was "Lynne," and I was able to use a previous effort to compare today's with. Okay, so that sentence was grammatically incorrect, and I am an English teacher; oh well. It's been fun seeing the changes in people around me who have begun to catch on to CrossFit. Susanne (my wife) showed off her new-found biceps yesterday. Tanya (my co-worker) claims to see the shoulders she wants for summertime. Steve (my friend) has lost body fat while recovering from knee surgery. Scott (my friend) has tauted the benefits he has seen using CrossFit. Gio (my CF "coach") continues to push his clients to excellence. So my encouragement to all is to get out there and try it. Sure some of the things look scary. You may say to yourself, "I haven't done a pull-up since grade school." If you stick with it, just like in anything, you will find improvement (as long as the thing you stick with is worthwhile and healthy).
CrossFit: Modified "Lynne"
5 Rounds for Max Reps of:
115# Bench Press
(23-8, 16-7, 12-5, 12-4, 11-4; 74 BPs + 28 PUs = 102)
*That's a 33 Rep improvement over last time! Okay, I didn't do "The Pack" modification because I wanted to do a comparison, but I think this proves that I need to increase the weight. Next time, more weight (3/4 Body Weight = 140#).