New Personal Best 5 rep Crossfit Backsquat

Monday 2nd July

Back Squat
5 – 5 – 5 – 5 – 5

Colin – 100 – 120 F(4) – 120 – 122.5PB – 100

Previous PB for 5 reps was 120, so it was alarming to fail to match that on the 2nd round.  It does look silly when you have 120kg on a bar and put 2 x 1.25 polos on the end!   😉

Tuesday 3rd July

3 rounds :
50 Squats
30 KBell Swings 20kg
20 Press Ups.

Colin – 14:27

I surprised myself with this time.  Because the 2 people either side of me finished sub 10min, and where I was in the gym, I wasn’t able to see anyone else working, so was convinced I was way behind when by the end of the 2nd round, I was already having to break the squats down to sets of just 5.  Virtually the whole 3rd round was sets of 5 squats, and push ups were down to 2’s and 1’s by the end.

I was amazed when I realised I’d finished before Steve and Richard!   I fear the freak result, if only for what it will mean for the next time this workout comes round.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Mike 29 July 2007, 6:58 am

    Hi Colin,

    My father’s name is Colin McNulty. He is an example of what can happen with smoking, a bad diet and no exercise one’s entire life. He is now 74 and after years of digestive problems he had to have a radical colostomy last year. He also has deep vein thrombosis which swells and purples his legs, and he’s on heart meds. He is a living example of how NOT to treat one’s body. Perhaps your readers will sympathize with me having a touching moment of irony while visiting this blog.

    Mike McNulty

  • Colin McNulty 28 July 2008, 9:12 pm

    Sorry Mike, just saw this comment. Thanks for stopping by, sorry to hear about your Dad. How is he?


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