Today was my first day back to crossfit in over a week. And to my surprise, it was time to retest some lifts including back squat, press or push press and deadlift. I was a little slow on my back squat as I wanted to warm up prior to getting to the heavier weights so I didn't get to the press or deadlift.
I started crossfit on August 8th of last year and on 8/16/11 I did a back squat of 133#. That was a big deal for me. I'd never done any type of lifting and was really impressed with myself.
For whatever reason, I haven't had the opportunity to retest until today. I knew I could beat this and push myself to something higher. I was thinking 153# would be my max. To my surprise, I backsquatted 188# today. It was tough. My coach made some pointers here and there about the varying range of how low I go and making sure I have a deep breath before actually squatting.
I wish I had gotten to push press as I need to retest that one as last August was the last time I tested. After crossfit, I headed to bootcamp. The last one as a camper and not a teacher and it was tough. I needed it though, a week of vacation including yummy food and drinks had me feeling a little bad about myself. We did tons of squats, lunges, high knees running and tons of core work. I couldn't wait to get home to shower.