We did something new-to-me in CrossFit this morning: a floor press.
Has anyone ever done these before? It’s basically a bench press, but instead of being on a bench you’re on the floor. I’d never seen them done before this morning.
Our coach told us we should expect to max out at about 65% of our bench press weight since we were losing some power by not being able to push through our legs, but I didn’t see that to be the case. I actually preferred the floor press – laying on the floor and being able to spread out sure was comfy! Plus, we didn’t have to bring the bar all the way down like a regular bench press move, which is where I tend to get stuck. We only brought the bar to where our elbows hit the ground (about half way down) then lifted back up.
I ended up about five pounds higher on weight for my 3RM versus a regular bench press. Can we do all our lifts from the floor?
Actually, a funny topic came up when we were introduced to the move at the beginning of class. Someone said “It’s a good thing none of us our germaphobes!” Which got us all thinking how true that statement really was. It would be really hard to have a fear of germs and do CrossFit. We’re always on the floor for this move or that move (I actually skinned my knees up pretty bad this morning doing push ups on my knees on the rough floor) and I don’t even want to know how many sweaty hands have touched all the bars, rubber bands, or medicine balls in the box. I remember sharing a pull up band with someone during a WOD and by the end the thing was so drenched with both of our sweat that it was super slippery to step into. Looking back that sounds pretty gross, but in the moment I didn’t even think about it.
I always wash my hands before heading home (usually they’re close to black by the end of the WOD), but while you’re in class it’s easy to forget about everything and just give it all you have. Usually it’s the showers that follow a good workout (whether that’s CrossFit, running, cycling, etc) that ALWAYS feel the best. Nothing beats a hot shower after a sweaty workout.
I made sure to take my time in the shower after this morning’s sweaty workout, then had eggs and honeydew for breakfast.
I cooked the two eggs with spinach and feta cheese in a bit of coconut oil. I had some randomly in my pantry and lately I’ve heard a few friends rave about the yummy difference that coconut oil makes when cooking eggs. Honestly, they tasted like regular eggs to me when all was said and done. Maybe I didn’t use enough?
I had some honeydew with walnuts on the side.
It’s been a while since I’ve had honeydew – I love the mild flavor, it’s the fruit that pretty much works with anything. 🙂
How was your weekend? Run any races? Go on any adventures?