X training today..

Well today was an interesting day.  Kind of a nice way to compare my fitness to some others who have been taking the X-Training class at studio 831.  With the holiday coming up, my trainer had substituted and for my workout, she gave me the same routine.  I came out of this work out a little disappointed.  I should have been able to do better.

The warmup was different than normal.  lots and lots of jump rope.

jump rope 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
double unders   1  2   3   4   5   6  7   8   9   10

then I continued with 2 rounds of the normal shoulder rotation, good mornings, and shoulder dislocates.

The strength portion of the workout was tougher than I expected.  It was 5 rounds of the following.

  • 10 dumbbell dead lifts with 40lbs dumbbells
  • 15 box jumps
  • 20 kettlebell swings with a 40lbs kettle bell.
  • 200 meter run.

I got to the box jumps on the first round and knew that I was in trouble.  Just no energy.  My brain was screaming like captain Kirk “Gimmie all ya got!!!” with the obvious rhetorical response coming from my legs.  All I could do was pace myself.  I completed the 5 rounds in 25 minutes, while the regulars at the X training class completed it in under 22 minutes.  I don’t know, I was pretty disappointed with that. We didn’t have time to complete the rest of the regime, the final portion of the training was supposed to be the following (I think)

  • mountain climbers
  • situps
  • and one other exercise that I can’t remember.

I am sure I will be reminded next time in my next session.  It’s clear that I need to step up my game a bit.  At the beginning of the year I backed off on my exercise due to injuries, but I managed to keep up with my routine and worked around the issues.  As part of that I had backed off to two days a week.   That’s clearly not enough.  With a reasonable diet, 2 days a week is good enough for “maintenance mode”, but it does make the workout intense because your level of fitness is lower.  I need to figure out a way to get more time to work out.  Anything to burn those calories.

happy 4th people!

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2 thoughts on “X training today..

  1. Just a lil FYI that that WOD was a conditioning workout, not strength… Remember that the strength portion will typically be seen before the workout in lower reps with rest in between ( I.e. 3×3 or 5×5…)
    Also, don’t get down on yourself for the time. A lot of the times on the board were womens times and they did not use the same amount of weight that you did on either the kb swings or the db dead lifts.

    Nice work all in all!!

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