Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Barbara Sucks

CrossFit has been kicking my butt for the past few weeks. We've had a lot of met-cons including large volume of pull-ups, push-ups, burpees, box jumps, etc. I've been so sore that I've done very little running - and absolutely no CrossFit Endurance workouts since my ultra!

So when I saw “Barbara” was our workout for today, I hate to say, I was not excited:

Five rounds, each for time of:

20 Pull-ups

30 Push-ups

40 Sit-ups

50 Squats

I wasn't feeling that peppy today for the workout but pushed through it. I did see an improvement in time and strength from the last time we did Barbara in January:

1-2-10; 5-3-10
R1-6:16; 5:49
R2-7:04; 6:12
R3-7:34; 6:29
R4-9:34; 6:32
R5-9:26; 7:43

The difference between the 2 workouts is that in January I was still using a band, and now I am doing kipping pull-ups without assistance. Also, in January I did plank negative knee pushups, and today I did 2 rounds of negative plank knee pushups and 3 rounds of knee pushups.

This is the 2nd workout that I've done 100 pull-ups so that's a significant improvement. I had the most difficulty with pull-ups since I'm still not that strong - having been able to do only 1 set of 5 pull-ups in a row, then struggling through sets of 2, then down to singles until I reached 20 - Ugh!

Pull-ups and push-ups are the worst for me and take forever to complete!

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