This WOD highlighted some strengths and weakness for me. I got 210 reps…7 rounds completed. That is freaking respectable for a chick that’s been doing this for less than 5 months! But…ehhhhh.
13.2 sounded stupid simple, which is why I knew it would be super hard! Anything that sounds “easy”, typically is not. It’s simplicity is where it gets difficult because you HAVE to maintain form and endurance.
13.2, if anything, told me that my endurance levels need work. My.push press was smoking fast…rack position, push press, done. My deadlifts were crazy good for like 5 rounds; shoulders back, hips down. But my box jumps…whew. Those only lasted about two rounds before I switched to stepping up/down.
My legs burned like you wouldn’t believe…I’m gonna be making love to my foam roller every, freaking night, I swear!!!!!
My ability to maintain my speed, to “sprint” through this WOD was severly hampered by my inability to simply endure and keep going. I stopped too often to catch my breath…and that just burns my biscuits!
I am STEAMED that my rounds were blown because I refuse to run or implement some kind of endurance model in my training…which is totally on me, bc I hate running! (HATE running y’all, like fervently).
See there’s a big misconception that just CrossFit, i.e. three times a week makes you super strong and sexy, but the reality is that you have to incorporate additional training (running, swimming, biking, whatever) so that you can breathe/endure these tough WODs and truly capitalize on the CrossFit training you receive.
This WOD taught me that I have to train 360°, not 180°…so now I’m looking to add swimming (less stress on the body) to my regimine.
What else do you do outside of CrossFit? Barre Pilates? Marathons? What are some resources you use to build your endurance levels?
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