Workin’ the Ladies
Decided to lay down some early benchmark times today, with our first official run through Helen.
Warmed up with practice on deadlift form, working our way up to 135#.
Then on to Helen:
Three rounds for time:
21 DB Swings
Keith started with a lighter weight on the swings and worked up with each round (I believe 35#-45#-55#), Court and Scott rocked out with 55# the whole way through, and Henry used 25# to ease into his first Helen ever, putting in a rather impressive starting time.
Post-Helen, we headed out to the deck to try some new lateral and rotational movement drills using a 15# medicine ball, none of which were quite painful enough to seem truly CrossFit-worthy. Then back inside where Keith demonstrated his excellent handstand, and I pioneered a new “straddle planche to high-speed faceplant” technique. Yes, we’re really pushing the boundaries here.
Still, we did catch our first muttered “those crazy CrossFit people…” from another trainer as we headed out the door, so it seems we’re doing something right.