This morning I went to my usual workout at the gym. We like to call it a "bootleg crossfit" class as we definitely employ CF exercises but to be technical it is not a true CF class. In any event, it is a killer workout and you feel great after....here is what we did:
WOD = Work Out of the Day 5/14
10 Goblet Squats (using a 35lb dumbell)
5 wall walks
5 rounds of the above. I have to scale it down and did only 3. No way I can do 5...in the amount of time to not slow down the whole class.
3 push ups, explode into squat jumps across the room, back and forth. 3 rounds of this.
So where was this awesome turning point? WALL WALKS.
I have been learning/practicing/performing wall walks for maybe the past 2 months. TODAY...was the day. I did my wall walks with such explosiveness and clean that the instructor noticed and even a fellow classmate noticed too. I FELT IT. I actually FELT the difference. I don't know how to explain it...and I guess only people that work out will know what I mean. When your body surprises it self. When you do a seemingly HARD exercise that you have been struggling with suddenly is "easy." Now WW are not easy for me by any stretch...but today I did them with explosive quickness and clean. I was able to do about 3 unbroken. But those were a clean 3 with quickness.
It just felt great.
So...what does this all mean? This is a TANGIBLE difference in my physical ability. It is a super big improvement. An improvement that NO ONE else will see or notice. When I walk down the street and see friends will anyone know that I have improved? No I look the same, I talk the same, I may even look "fatter." What am I supposed to do? Tell everyone I know to see me do a wall walk? I guess in the end you just have to keep doing what YOU can. Not care what anyone else thinks right? It is a personal achievement. Something for me.
Side note...this last week I also surprised myself with my bench. 225lbs (2 plates) I repped it 10xs then did it again for 8. I probably could do the 10 with a spot. REPPING 225 for 10? Come on..that is good! That is great!
I guess no more blowing my own horn...I am just very proud. I am very happy. I feel good today.