You know “The Count” from Sesame Street, right? Did you know his full name is Count von Count? I had no idea! Ok, I actually never really thought about it until today when I Googled him so I could create the image below:
Did you catch what he said?!?
10 kipping pull-ups ahahah!
That’s right, I did 10 kipping pull-ups today! Ten!!! It’s a frickin’ miracle. There were so many times in the past I thought I’d never be able to do them, but (holy crap) I can do kipping pull-ups now. Now, I just need to do 45 of them mixed with forty-five 65-pound Thrusters and then I’ll be happy!
Cross it off the Goal Board! Yay!!
Sooooooo, about those Double Unders”¦ I managed 28 the other day. That’s progress, right? I still have 16 days of the month left. I’ll get there.
I only planned to do 5-3-1 at CrossFit today, but then I decided to call my doctor to double-check about exercise. He says it doesn’t cause flares, but I worried it might make things worse since I’m not 100% yet.
This morning, I ended up talking to his nurse, Karen (who is AWESOME, btw), who told me, as long as I feel up to it, I should exercise. It turns out her son does CrossFit too, so she gave me her “blessing” to get my sweat on””and that’s exactly what I did!
Before class, I did 5-3-1. Back squats were on the agenda today and, surprisingly, I felt stronger than expected. I thought I might feel a little weak because of the colitis, but I felt great, so that’s good news. I think the drugs and new diet are working!
Power Clean from below the knee
2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2
@80% for all sets
*Do 2-3 warm up sets to get up to your work weight.
*Rest 2 minutes between sets
6 Hang Power Clean
Rx: Bodyweight HPC
L2: 75% BW HPC; band HSPU
L1: 50% BW HPC; tiger pushups
Beg: 40% BW HPC; hand release push ups OR push ups
Score = completed rounds + extra reps
Since I’m still on the mend, I didn’t go crazy with the weight today. I used 75 pounds for the strength and 65 pounds (L1) for the WOD. I also opted for Tiger Push-Ups (instead of band Handstand Push-Ups) during the WOD and, holy crap, they are hard!!
I never thought this movement would be so difficult! By the end of the WOD, I was only doing 3 reps at a time and then resting. Wow, they are tough. I did 9 + 5 (9 rounds + 5 reps of the Hang Power Cleans on the next round). My upper body is going to be sore tomorrow!
I had a doctor’s appointment (not related to colitis – thank God) right after CrossFit, so I quickly showered and then packed a snack to take with me: two hardboiled eggs + Sweet Potato Wedges.
I also grabbed a Paleo Zucchini Almond Butter Muffin.
When I got home from my appointment, I ate a sliced banana with a scoop of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I also munched on some more Sweet Potato Wedges.
Health News & Views
Protein powder is often associated with muscle-heads who mix it in a shaker and chug it down right after a workout. But, if used creatively, protein powder can actually be quite versatile in your diet. Here are four ways to shake up how you use this supplement!
A bunch of you guys asked about my plans for protein powder now that I’m eating a Paleo/SCD, and, sadly, I’m not going to consume it for awhile. I’ve never had issues with dairy/whey, so I hope once things settle down, I can enjoy a protein shake every now and then. We’ll see.
Question of the Day
Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? What’s your favorite episode?