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Ring(s) of Fire
While you read my report on two major workouts this week, I invite you to enjoy the Johnny Cash song “Ring of Fire” as performed by my numero uno favorite band in the world, Social Distortion. Social D has been covering this song so long – and so well – it’s practically THEIR song now. (Apologies to the Man in Black, but this version kills!)
The fire was actually happening in my shoulders this week, but it was caused by the rings (and man-makers and pushups and wall ball), so you can see where the song comes in.
Enjoy! Read on…
Tuesday CrossFit Women
AMRAP 20 minutes:
8 man-makers, 25-lb. dbs
4 box jumps
2 muscle ups
I finished 5 complete rounds plus 3 man-makers. This was the first time I did man-makers with 25-lb. dbs. It was humbling and awesome. Afterward, I thought, I might maybe coulda shoulda woulda tried the 30-pounders. So next… for sure.
Calling what I did a “muscle up” is a stretch, but starting from my knees and struggling up into dip position, I could, for the first time, feel what it might be like to do a real muscle up. I don’t anticipate that happening any time soon, but I enjoyed trying. Sorta. This workout was really all about the man-makers for me.
Thursday CrossFit Women
5 rounds for time:
25 wall ball, 14-lb. ball
25 ring rows
My time: 22:33
50 Russian twist
Um, yeah… wall ball. That was a lot of wall ball. And I’m glad. It was really great to get a rhythm going with the med ball and visualize Fight Gone Bad.
What can I say about the ring rows?
1. They were challenging. Like, 5 at a time challenging.
2. I am feeling them today. A lot.
3. I liked them, in that masochistic way.
4. They were “rest” from the wall ball, which seems wrong and odd, but true.
Photo unabashedly ‘borrowed’ from East Side CrossFit.]