Wednesday, September 04, 2013
We had a great trio and we communicated and worked in well together. A couple of exercises called for us to be in unison, for example, goblet squats and kettlebell swings. It would have been easy for 3 people to get out of synch with each other but we quickly worked out that if 1 person called out when we should hit bottom depth and full extension while another counted our timing would be perfect.
I was happy that I jumped the 12" box today and am gaining confidence every time I jump. I"m only resting my hand on a pole now and a couple of times I wasn't even touching. I think when I have my practice time on Friday arv I might attempt the 16" box doing the same thing, holding onto a post to give me confidence, and then when I get into a WOD the 12" will be a breeze.
The thing that I struggled with today was my grip strength. While a partner was working, the others had to hold 2 kettlebells (ours was 12 kg today) and we finished with a farmer's carry. My hands didn't like this at all. My partners had to do the brunt of the work in the farmer's carry and I finished feeling a little guilty and cranky at myself.
It was a great workout though and these are the types of WODs that make me love CrossFit. I most probably would have worked harder if I were in a team of 2 but our team of 3 worked so well together and I still got a great workout. Yep, another great day at the box :-D