Test week at CF Plymouth goes on although I had to do today’s in the base gym.
No improvement of any note across 3 domains; scores remain broadly the same as 2 years ago and I’ve really lost heart in this now. Considering the effort I’ve put in to other people and the effort I believed I was putting in to myself, I really thought I would have achieved some improvement by now.
But I haven’t.
15mins to a 1RM Snatch
5 x 40 / 3 x 50 / 1 x 60 / 1 x 60 / 1 x 65 (Power) / 1 x 65 (Power)
15mins to a 1RM Clean & Jerk
60 / 70 / 80 / 85 / 90 (Power) / 90 (Power) / 90 (Clean)
5 x Pull Ups
10 x Push Ups
15 x Squats
Total: 20 + 5 + 4 (Previous best was 19 + 5 – in Jun 12)
So in 3 years, since starting at CrossFit Leatherneck in Afghanistan, I have improved my Clean and Jerk by 5kg. My Snatch PR was 70kg but I’ve not been able to get close to that for almost a year. Although this is a PR for Cindy, it is less than 1 round improvement in over 2 years.
The shape I was in coming off ship has all but gone now too. I guess much of what I was seeing was due to the excessive heat in the gym there and the resulting significant water loss.
Of course I will keep doing this; I have nothing else and I have to remain fit. I will keep working to improve at all levels but I feel utterly demoralised by these scores. My Beyond the Whiteboard Score now sits at 66 with “High Confidence”. Ace.