Who would have thought that I would be able to manage 40 CrossFit sessions this year? Not me! I still can’t believe that Jared said yes to opening “the box” at 5am a couple times a week. Major shout out of thanks to Jared & CrossFit New Lenox! You’ve made a lot of lady runners excited about getting strong. That’s a big step in our world.
CrossFit Day 39 – If I get to name it, I’m calling “Ball Buster” cuz I was sore for a day afterward.
Push Press – 5×5 & Pull-Ups 5×5 – All about getting stronger while using those free weights that are so darn intimidating. My group just loaded up the bar with 10 lbs on each side. I think we had a 31# bar so that’s a total weight of 51#s of lifting. We did 6 reps of 5 lifts
cuz we had a few extra minutes at the end. For the Pull-Ups, we are still using the bands for assistance. I have to use 2 bands. 6 reps of the 5 pull-ups, alternating with the push presses.
12 Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) – Move thru each of the moves and just keep going as many times as possible. Do the moves in order. Pray the clock beeps sooner rather than later so you can stop.
- 5 Front Squats – Bar only but I think we moved up to the 45# bar. I’m super knowledgeable, I know. They say lift it and I just do it.
- 10 Sit-Ups
- 15 Overhead lunges with a 10# plate
- Repeat all of the above, as many times as possible before the clock beeps.
We had a decent size group so this was fun and slightly chaotic.
CrossFit Day 40
EMOTM (every minute on the minute – 20 minutes)
Odd Minutes – 6 Ring Dips ** Even Minutes – 15 KettleBell Swings (26#)
- 5 Burpees
- 10 Supermans
- 5 Push-Ups
- 10 Sit-Ups
I was super thankful that today was mostly strength work. My legs were a little fatigued from a rough treadmill session late last night so today was good, although tiring.
** Getting Stronger, One Day At A Time ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **
Everyone is talking about crossfit, its time I give it a try!
The only reason that I keep posting about it is because so many people are intrigued but intimidated. I’m not a strong person. Very weak core, glutes, tight muscles. CF has done wonders for me AND I enjoy it!
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I get sore just reading what you doing! 40 sessions and counting….only 325 sessions more to go to equal one year….because you will not be discouraged by how far you have to go…but you will be excited about where your going! I will give you a reward when #365 is posted!