There’s been a lot of talk on my Twitter timeline recently about a backlash against CrossFit, and the backlash against that backlash. I’ve not really had an opinion about it, because I don’t do CrossFit and I admit I’m not a huge fan of it; but I’ve also never done CrossFit so it’s not really fair of me to be down on it, if you see what I mean.
One thing CrossFit supporters have been saying is that there will be haters against every movement, and that’s definitely true; in the case of things I deeply care about, there’s a huge haters movement against fat/size acceptance & Health At Every Size, and many of those haters are… CrossFitters, and powerlifters, and other “fitfam” (barf) types. So part of me is kinda thinking “Yeah, it sucks to be the object of a backlash, doesn’t it?!” which is pretty juvenile but, as is said, sorry not sorry.
I’m not going to participate in a CrossFit backlash, though, as I’ve never done it so I can’t talk. Maybe I should do a few sessions to get myself acquainted with it; although I’m wary of doing that as I expect I’d get lectured about my weight & my diet, and I really do not have the time or energy for that shit. Or maybe I’d be surprised, and I wouldn’t get lectured. Who knows.
Anyway, at BGWLC last night it was my max legs session:
- Light front squats: 20kg x 8; 30kg, 2 sets of 8
- Rack deadlifts (one hole from the bottom of the rack): 50kg, 2 sets of 3; 70kg x 3; 90kg x 3; 100kg x 3; 110kg x 1; 115kg x 1; 120kg x 1 (!!!); two failed attempts at 125kg
- Single-arm dumbbell rows: 20kg, 5 x 5
- Heavy cable crunch: 30kg x 10; 35kg, 8 reps, 3 sets of 6 reps
- Dumbbell side bends: 20kg, 2 sets of 5
Today my coach flies out to South Africa for the IPF World Classic Championships, where my friends Ernie Parkes & Anna Macnab are competing. So excited for them, and so proud that two BGWLC lifters are world-class competitors!