Sumo Deadlift 5 x 5
Worked with 165 lbs

Goblet Squat 5 x 10 at 25 lbs

Push Jerk 3 x 3
Worked with 135 lbs

Ring rows 3 x 10

Lateral and front raises 3 x 10 with 10 lbs

Back step lung 3 x 10 with 25 lbs

5 rounds of 15 second sprint, 45 second rest

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I really just felt like lifting at home yesterday and today, especially because I have to work this afternoon. I wanted to get something quick in but something that wouldn’t totally demolish my back.

I’ve been doing some thinking and some research on my own about Crossfit type workouts increasing stress on the body as well as inflammation and therefore increasing cortisol. While I love the intensity of Crossfit, I’m beginning to think that maybe 2 or 3 WODs a week is enough for me…maybe even less with my back. It seems like the WODs where you’re repetitively lifting heavy-ish weight and your form breaks down is the worst for my back (obviously).

I liked this mornings slower style of just lifting. It gave me some time to think and to enjoy each set that I was doing. I only threw the last two exercises on just for accessory work, but sometimes I miss just the straight forward lifting like I was doing in the globo gym before.

Maybe it’s time to add this kind of stuff back in. Maybe less is more for my body and my back.

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