Grizzly Way 130320 (Deload?)
Let’s start with the good stuff. Today, as is every Wednesday, was Barbell Shrugged day, which of course meant a new topic to engage my thoughts for the majority of the afternoon. This weeks guests were Zach and Sarah Krych who talk about their journey through Weightlifting and Crossfit respectively. I really enjoyed the discussion regarding the difference between Weightlifters and even good/strong Crossfitters – there’s a ton of nuggets and pearls to be had if you’re looking to enhance your weightlifting technique. Time to sit in the bottom of those squats. And sign up for a seminar or two. If these two gave seminars outside of MN I’d seriously consider it, but I’m also looking at an Attitude Nation one in August.
Press 5RM; 2 x 5 @ 90% 150; 135
16 Pistols (to a box)
8 GHD Situps 11:19:00
The theme of ridiculously low volume continues. I feel like I’ve been deloading for three weeks, I think the hardest I’ve worked these passed 14 days has been during the open WODs. I’m not of the suspicion that Mike is purposely deloading me on Wednesdays to prep for the open on Friday’s. Though that could just be my ridiculous mind filling in gaps. I feel like I’m back in September doing regular classes again. In any case – my press is going up consistently about 5 pounds a week. Pistols blow nuts, as far as I’m concerned that’s about as high a skill movement as you can get, the mechanics of it are just a mess for me, which make the strength portion that much harder. Today was the first day I’ve gotten in and out of the box in less than 2 hours since I don’t remember when. I was wondering around aimless for several minutes before I finally decided to leave.
A side effect of this weird deload/low volume cycle is that my appetite has gone to complete shit. For the first time in months I haven’t been able to finish my dinner two nights in a row. Tonight I’m trying to contemplate if I even want to make dinner or just eat a small bowl of leftover and some goat milk. I really feel pretty upside down right now – I hope this programming straightens out soon. Honestly I don’t mind the skill work, I like that Mike is pressing me to work on my problem areas, I should do pistols more often, but I don’t like that the volume of my barbell strength and weightlifting movements are decreased. I feel far too fresh.
Time to go find out what 13.3 is!