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Grizzly Way 131029 (On The Mend)

Grizzly Way 131029 (On The Mend)

I’ve got to start this post honestly, I’m not having the best 6 weeks or so; something is wrong with my mental game, I thought last weekend’s vacation and unloading might shake it off, bring back that “fresh” and “engaged” feeling, but I’m just not feeling anything I do lately. I feel like I’ve hit a wall, I’m not making any real noticeable progress on anything, strength, conditioning, technique, gymnastics, everything just feels stagnant. I don’t do well with stagnant, especially putting in 15+ hours a week. I imagine it would be something like working a part time fast food job… In any case, I have a chat with Mike on Friday, so we’ll see what he has to say about it.

On the lighter side, my new protein mixture is on it’s way to my doorstep, 5 lbs. of the most effective and researched protein blend I’ve ever constructed. PeptoPro (Casein Hydrolysate), Whey Hydrolysate, and Leucine Peptides. Ideally, because it’s so much more effective, gram for gram, I should be able to take single scoop servings rather than double; so that should be interesting. Plus my new Reebok Long Haul Duffle is on it’s way – nothing like a new protein and a new gym bag to refresh some things.


Beef Heart Stew anyone??


A1: EMOM 6 min: 2 Back Squats @ 85%

AMRAP 14 min:
30 Double Unders
3 Deadlift (275#)
10 Box Jumps (24″)
*80% effort ~ 165 BPM

The other part of, “not feeling things”, lately is a recent shoulder injury. Doing muscle-ups on Monday I seem to have severely aggravated my AC joint. Then, like any good competitive Crossfitter, I proceeded to complete the full day of training, quite well might I add. The take home message though is that I can’t get my left arm overhead without sharp pain, really anything beyond about 100 degrees bothers it. That includes both passive and active flexion. I told Mike and he changed my Tuesday and Wednesday training, well really just Tuesday, Wednesday was already my long slow duration work. Yesterday I had to skip my session at the Lab, not much use doing 2 hours of snatch pulls, because that’s about all I could do.

Luckily I could still squat, and there are a set of movements that doesn’t bother it, mostly lower body. The squats yesterday were very different after a month of tempo squatting, the EMOM doubles felt very face paced, I struggled more than I would’ve liked, but part of that may have just been food, or recovery, or something else. I felt like I moved well through my 14 minute AMRAP, slowly finding those double unders bit by bit.

MFS | 8 – 4 – 4

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