Great week. This was my first full week back training. I worked out Mon-thurs @Craic with classes
- stayed light – went up to 135
up to 20lbs
500m row – 128.4 – long time since I tested this – felt awful after
*Each partner must row at least 500m at a time
- did this with Sara – first one was 7:50 – second was 7:10 I believe
Went through this pretty easy.
I had the above plan in mind before I started and just cruised through- felt good.
Hang Power Cleans 6-6-6-6-6
- just played around with this and did skill
- Myself and Pete co-coached the 6pm class. We ran heats of the workout and each went in one. I ended up starting late cause I was distracted so only did 10mins @135 – got through the round of 14. Really good workout.
-Friday – rest
Great workout. I love the creativity of this workout. The better you are the more work you get and the worse you feel
I was very curious to see how my shoulder would hold up with the volume of Pullups.
I managed to get into the round of 14 and was 2 Pullups off making it into the round of 16.
Score is 142. I def had to push to get to that point so I don’t know if I had it in me to make it. Having said that I know just having a score to beat makes it a little easier vs going in blind.
I did all the squats unbroken and broke all the pull-ups into sets of 5 or less. Shoulder feels so fucking good that I’m a little scared
I’m ready to start pushing it a little more.
Snatch Balance – worked sets of 3 up to 205
Snatch – heavy single – worked up to 225lbs
This coming week I’ve got a few days of training them I’m off to Twin Falls Idaho for almost a week to learn how to BASE Jump.
I got up to the tunnel earlier this week – so much fun. I’m officially off the net unassisted. That makes no sense to anyone reading this who is not a skydiver – just watch the video
I went in the last heat which was fun. Great workout. My shoulder and foot felt totally fine, I’m just not in fighting shape right now. This was my third CrossFit workout since October so I’m actually very pleased with my score of 266 (5+41). In 2011 I did 6+36.
It feels so refreshing to genuinely have no attachment to the scores this year. I’m doing each workout once regardless of what I think I ‘could’ have done differently. I’m living in a different world this year and it feels great.
This week I got in three workouts – Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I’m hoping to get a few more in this week. I’m crazy sore having not done stuff like this for a while.
Last weekend I went to California for a few days of jumping. Even though it felt like forever since I’ve been I’m very appreciative to have the opportunity to go jump during the off season in New England. I got to jump in November, December, and February which most jumpers living in this region cannot say.
Awesome weekend. 70 degree weather and jumping out of planes pretty much sums it up. I did 14 jumps total including one Ballon jump bringing my total up to 150. I’ve come a long way but I’m only getting started!
Friday I was in San D – I had to get a coached jump as with the current license I have you need to jump every 60 days to keep it active. Since my last jump was first week of December I was a little over.
I was def scared getting into the plane thinking things like ‘am I really going to do this?’ but as always the drive to get in an jump out is greater than the drive to stay grounded.
In the moments when the fear starts to creep in I’m reminded of my first few jumps and how terrified I was.
This pic is of a guy getting ready for his first solo with his 2 instructors.
Drove up to Perris Valley on Saturday, jumped for the day and hit the Ballon Sunday morning. I got a lot of solid practice in. I jumped solo on most of my jumps as I was there to train more so have fun and meet new people.
Here’s my first installment of Breaking Into BASE – enjoy
This past week was crazy busy at work. With everything going on I’ve been out of the house for 12-16 hours a day and have not made time to sit down and update the blog but it’s been great. I haven’t done much reading in the past week either but I got so much done that I put it down as a win.
I really thought I had more to write but I guess not – short and boring – thats my style – hahaha.
Lot of vids to come of me falling off and out of stuff!
So after my confidence boost earlier in the week I got a bit of a slap in the face Thursday morning. I was coaching the Craic O Dawn Classes and my shoulder was throbbing for about an hour or so. I’m not sure if this was a delayed soreness from the past few days but it was super deflating.
My mind started down the path of ‘you’re and idiot, you pushed it too much, you were doing so good’ etc etc.
One of the huge benefits of all the time I spend studying personal development is that I can now catch myself getting sucked into these thought patterns and reverse them. Sometimes I can do this quicker than others but the majority of the time I can fight back the demons.
“We can make ourselves strong or we can make ourselves weak. The amount of work is the same.”
I gave myself a lot of tough love and after the classes I started warming up and did some Snatching and the pain went away.
I’m not saying that you can heal an injury with your mind but your own psychology definitely has heavy influence on how you feel physically. If I had let the negativity though the cracks I may not have worked out, would have beat myself up, would have allowed myself to get stressed out, and that mentality would have snowballed the rest of the day.
I ended up Snatching 225lbs – After barely making 205lbs last Sunday on account of my leg being so weak I was super happy with this.
My missed attempt in the video was because when I received the bar overhead my snow removal guy walked in and waved at me and I got distracted. It would have been much more bad ass to stand up with it and then walk over to him but what ya gonna do ?
I was over at my new gym today checking in on progress. I’m so grateful that it’s actually happening. It’s a testament that if you have a vision, and look after your people that success will come. The opportunity for me to open this new gym came as a result of helping one of my clients change his life and now he has given me the opportunity to continue down the path.
As my business grows the problems I get to deal with are getting bigger and bigger and that’s where I thrive. I tend to succeed the most when my back is against the wall. This new venture is already presenting a lot of challenges and I will continue to face them head on and not let anyone fuck with my dreams. I am on a mission and I’m bringing those around me who are willing to put in the work to the top with me.
I’m excited to be able to continue to be a positive influence in peoples lives and will be doing so for a very long time to come.
“There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing. Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation. That’s the end. That’s when the coffin is closed. You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing. You continue to learn more and more about yourself every day.” Bruce Lee
This week has been great training. My foot and shoulder feel really really good. Dangerously Good! haha
Sunday – Came back from maine and watched our ladies competing at the CRASH B’s. Awesome event. People from all over the world were there.
That night we hosted a lifting session and I snatched and C+J’d for the first time in months. I worked up to 205lb snatch which I hit a couple times and only went up to 155 C+J. Everything felt really good, my right leg was just crazy weak. it felt like I was doing pistols
Monday – Worked out with a class for the first time in forever. Prob two years at least.
A. Pullup strength work 4×5 weighted strict C2B (10lbs)
B. 5 rounds – 2-3min rewet in between
10 Back Squats 95-115-125-135-135
Felt good after this – my abs were crazy sore.
Tuesday – Went over to Charles River CrossFit to train with my boy Erik. Myself and Erik are old training partners. It was really cool to see him and workout together again.
I followed along as best I could with what was programmed for him but modified most of the stuff.
A. couple sets of 95lb Deadlifts then some single leg deadliest with empty BB
B. 3×5 Bar Muscle ups – felt really good – no pain
C. 3 rounds – 4min rest in between
50 wallballs – went 12, 12, 12, 14 on each set
15 Toes to Bar – 5,5,5 each set
15sec AD @100% – 10-12 CALS each effort
Feel so good right now. My love for training is building back up gradually. It’s extremely refreshing to not have to worry about a particular program to follow right now. I just have to be smart about what i choose to do. Having said that I squatted the last 3 days but none of it was too strenuous.
I was scheduled to go up to the tunnel this evening (tuesday) but got half way to NH and had to turn around cause traffic was so bad I wasn’t going to make my appointment. Shit happens right?
Rest Day tomorrow then train Thursday and then Cali for the weekend