Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Biscuits & Box jumps at Crossfit Tier 1...
I rolled into Crossfit Tier one right at Noon and got in a quick warm up before the WOD. My warmup consisted of some medicine ball work and a few quick prayers that I would not blow chunks on anyones shoes. "Dear Baby Jesus with the kung-fu grip, thank you for that bountiful harvest of eggs. bacon, & biscuits. Please give me the strength to hold it inside so the hotties in yoga pants aren't any more repulsed by me than they already are. Amen"
Todays WOD was right in my wheelhouse...
4 rounds for time
9 Deadlifts 155#
12 Toes to Bar
15 Box jumps 24"
Time - 23:30
First of all let me say while I love this box, it is about half the size of what I am used to. In typical Crossfit fashion though, everyone makes it work and it doesn't impact the WOD at all. Also Neil does a great job directing traffic and making sure everyone in on task. I carved out my little space and was ready to go. I came out strong on this one and flew thru the first round of Deadlifts and Toes to Bar. I had some nerves about the run with my back issues of late but it wasn't an issue at all today. The box jumps were slow for me. I just can't string them together in any quick way but I moved thru them steady and just tried to keep my overall pace going. When it was all said and done I finished 6th in the group and was happy when Neil told me he was "glad to see one of us old guys pushing the young bucks". I didn't have the heart to tell him I was just trying to push my breakfast back down and just mustered up a very winded "Thanks!"
I hung out for a bit and Neil helped me with some muscle up technique and explained the programing for his box. It is very similar to the way I am used to see programming when some minor differences that are most likely due to a considerably bigger membership and space constraints. If you find yourself in this area and are looking for a place to call your Crossfit home, you can do no better than CF Tier 1. Word of caution, Neil is a Steelers fan but don't hold that against him.
I'm off to have some post WOD chocolate birthday cake with sweet tea and then head to Washington DC for a couple of days to see the Capitol and Six Flags. See Y'all in a few days....