The game obviously didn’t go as I would have liked, but it was fun watching the Irish play this season. (Especially when you compare their performance to the Terps…ugh…)
Anyway, before I settled in to watch the football game, I got my butt thoroughly handed to me at CrossFit.
The lift portion was heavily focused on front squats, something I majorly struggle with. I just can’t for the life of me figure out a way that’s comfortable to hold the bar. Nor can I keep my elbows up in the super awkward position they have to be in.
One of the guys at my gym with proper front squat form
I worked with one of the coaches on nailing the proper form just with the 45 lb. bar and no other weight. By my fifth set of five, I was sort of getting the hang of it, but I still have a long way to go.
The bar also left some bruising and redness along my collarbone, so it looks like I have a nice big hickey. Lovely…always keeping it classy around these parts.
I managed two rounds in each set, and think I used 35 lbs. for the thrusters.
It was definitely a very arm/shoulder intensive workout, and when I got home I couldn’t even lift my arms over my head to shampoo my hair. I’m still sore this morning, in a hurts-so-good kind of way. I missed this feeling!
I also started developing some pretty big calluses on my right hand. (But none really on my left…anyone know why that might be?)