Alan and I did weighted sit ups 3 x 10 with 35lb and 7 extra with 45lb plate AND then double under practice
I know… I look like I’m having a stroke.
I assure you – I’m fine.
I don’t know what it is, but lately there have been some GREAT WODs.
Like kick-your-butt, make-you-sweat, make-you-scream WODs
and I’ve ENJOYED them.
and I’ve seen some huge progress with some of my lifts.
Like last Friday,
we did 5×5 Heavy Deadlifts (85-105-125-145-165lbs)
then 5 rounds for time 5 Clean High Pulls – 125lbs 400 m run and I finished in 14:45
best part about this WOD
165lbs for a Deadlift was a ONE rep max, not that long ago.
and Clean High Pulls at 125lb?!
holy sh!t I can’t wait to go for a one rep max on a CLEAN!
oh I’m dying to go for it!!
2 weeks ago we did a team relay sled drag
Our teams consisted of 2 boys & 2 girls, well our team was short one guy so I got (more like volunteered! HELL YES!) to do the men’s weight (225lbs). Each team member had to do 5 drags each AND hold plank position while you wait. I don’t know when we finished, but I felt like a BAD ASS chick since I did the men’s weight!
I love a little (ok… a lot) competition every now and then.
I LOVE it when my fellow ECF peeps refer to me as the resident bad-A girl (ok… so it’s just Alan, but still!)
Or how about last Tuesday when the WOD was
WOD: Press 5×10 at 45lbs
Then, AMRAP in 2 Min of Power Cleans at 115lbs – I got 14.
about a month ago, my 1 rep max on cleans was 115lbs – so I was incredibly STOKED that I got 14 of them in 2 mins.
All I can remember is how I struggled with the 95lb cleans at the Elevated CrossFit Summer Games. and less than a month later I’m rocking them at 115lbs?!
Oh those wonderful double unders (said no one ever…)
Elevated CrossFit is putting on a double under challenge this month and we have to practice our double unders for 10 minutes after EVERY class. We’re supposed to get 100 double unders – but for the DU challenged (like myself) – we get a 10 minute time limit.
If we skip a double under practice – we put a dollar into the equipment fund.
So far, in the last 2 weeks, I’ve only donated ONE dollar.
this is still a skill that I seriously STRUGGLE with.
So I’ve been working on single unders – speed and landing, trying to touch my heels (I had horrid calf cramps and soreness in the beginning) and also working on one-legged single unders. It’s supposed to help with double unders…
I’m really hoping that by the end of August, something will have clicked and I’ll be able to complete the 100 double unders in the 10 minutes (or faster!).
p.s. Wanna know what makes CrossFit even more enjoyable?
the right workout clothes!
Did you notice my awesome Reebok gear in my photos?
the seamless long bra (or tank) is so soft and fits just right. Not too tight, not too loose.
I can move freely and do any CrossFit WOD without tugging and pulling on it.
Plus – it has RealVent technology to allow my sweat (and I am a sweaty beast during CrossFit) to evaporate quickly which helps me cool down faster and helps me avoid chafing.
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