Basically I am all the dogs in this video when it comes to box jumps! I approach the box, I might even touch it, but when it comes to jumping into the air and landing on that damn box I have a silly fear/phobia about it. It doesn’t help that I’ve had a few gentle tumbles over and off the box…That have resulted in some pretty nasty bruises.
This morning we had max box jump height at crossfit. I haven’t jumped up onto a box for over 8 months so I was actually looking forward to it. Of course when it came to actually doing it I would walk up to the box and swing my arms in readiness to get up but then I would chicken out. More than a few times I jumped in the air without actually going anywhere….It musta looked very funny! But full credit to my coach this morning Steph who kept encouraging (and also the 2 other girls working out today) me …I finally landed a few and managed to stick my max height at 47cm (18.5 inches). I’m a little way off from the ladies standard height of 20 inches but I know I’ll get there.
The actual WOD was:
4 Rounds for Time
- 20 wall balls
- 10 push jerks
Weight of Push Jerk: 27.5 kg (my heaviest WOD push jerk yet)
Time: 19:56 mins
Finisher: 50 med ball twists. 50 med ball overhead sit ups.
Yep it took me forever but I got it done. It didn’t look that hard on the board but I felt good to get through it. I just keep reminding myself it’s a process and I will recover my fitness. It just takes time. The key is consistency and to keep going and ignore that little voice that tells me that I shouldn’t be at the box, I’m not strong enough, not fit enough and I can’t even do burpees. Who likes burpees anyways?