I'll start this up again. Missed posting about 5 WODs before moving to the US. Also took the mile time record for the box at a pace of ~5:30, i can't exactly remember, that record wont last very long though.
Training has been suffering from ****arounditis since moving to the US. 2 weeks in SD getting drunk, then what was meant to be 4 days in Vegas turned into 2 weeks because of good games, lots of run bad and lots of being drunk. Back in SD and more settled now.
Blew up my knee in the Vegas half marathon after running the first 10 miles at 8 min/miles. I thought it was tendonitis but it's an old chronic injury from very limited mobility in my ankle.
A physio spotted it, and since noticing it i've noticed how it used to **** up my squat form, my toes would go wider, increases my foot angle as i couldn't keep my knee over my heel. It's really noticable how bad the mobility is there when I practice an overhead squat.
So currently following a mixture of Bulletproof Knees, Fixing the Computer Guy, magnificent mobility and some MWOD stuff for ankle mobility and strength, looser hip flexor, more active glutes etc etc blah blah. I'm made of glass.
Back doing SS on the on days and just started following leangains.
Currently 83kg BW, 130kg 1 x 5 dead, 49kg 3 x 5 press, 6 x 3 pull ups, 72.5kg 3 x 5 bench, nothing proper on my squat as i'm starting from 70kg and going to add 2.5 or 5kg each session just to dial in my form, if i were to guess i'm at 100kg 3 x 5 but I have a huge problem keeping my lower back controlled as detailed here
No plans to crossfit or run until i've fixed all my niggles. Reading Movement by Gray Cook ATM. Read Rip's Strong Enough? the other day, fun educational read. Necessary Rip circle jerking:
If your expectations are always those of someone content to live without physical challenge, then when it comes time for mental, moral, or emotional challenge you fail to meet it because you are out of practice.
Meeting and overcoming obstacles are skills that can be honed, as opposed to talents with which we are born. The best way to prepare for the inevitable **** that life occasionally hands us all is to live in a way that prepares you for it.
If you can treat personal tragedy like a heavy set of 20 squats, you’ll do better than someone who has never met any challenge. Intentionally placing yourself in the position of having to complete a task when you don’t know if you can is the single best way of preparing to be in that position unintentionally.
And that, my friends, is the way your training should be approached, so that you get more out of it than just “wellness”.