The Fuse Was Lit
After the little man went down last night, I got a pretty good training session in.
Bench: 45/20/20, 95/10, 135/10, 185/5, 225/5, worksets 275/4/4/4-it is getting more difficult to un-rack the heavier weights myself.
Green Band Assisted Pull-Ups: 8/8/6/5/5
... Gray Band Seated Press: 12/12/12
EZ Curls: 45's 6/6/6/6/6
Overall it was a pretty good session. I am really looking forward to my upcoming WNPF meet on August 2nd, 2014. Today I came across a competition that will be hosted by Crossfit Boomtown on August 16th, 2014. The competition will consist of a squat, bench, deadlift, snatch, clean, and front squat lifts. A team of two, each person completing three of the six lifts. I am extremely interested in this competition.
Please bear with me as I ramble on here...
I am not sure what my intrigue is with Crossfit, but ever since I came across the crossfit.com website a few years ago, I have had a desire to compete in a competition. My wife asks me on a fairly regular basis why I still have the need to "compete" in something. To be perfectly frank, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and achievement.
I have participated in sports my entire life. Looking back on my college track & field career, I don't think I started actually competing until the 2003-2004 season, my senior year. Our track program was going through some major changes. A new head coach was hired. Someone that was not an alumni or had an emotional attachment as a previous assistant coach on staff. My throwing coach for the previous three years was let go. A couple of weeks before classes started, I was able to meet with our new head coach. I introduced myself, talked a little bit about my background, etc. I was more interested in what he had to say about how we were going to move forward that upcoming season, specifically about hiring a throwing coach. He told me he was going to be my throwing coach. Our new head coach, who by the way competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials in the triple jump, was going to be my throwing coach??? I actually told him I needed to think about it. As I turned around and was ready to leave his office, he said, "Don't you want to win this season?" I know that sounds like a scene out of an after school special, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I never had a coach call me out like that before. That afternoon the fuse was lit. It hasn't been turned off since.
Coach Barr lit a fuse in me that was not previously lit. We spoke more before the semester started, and I asked him about his training, and bought in. I will speak more about that in a future post.
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Dr. Infurna is an active powerlifter and thrower. He has recently shifted his focus to training for Triathlon races. His next race is the Rochester Sprint Triathlon at the end of August, 2019.