The 12th day of CrossFit brought me the Blake WOD.
Four rounds for time of:
100 foot Walking lunge with 45lb plate held overhead
30 Box jump, 24 inch box
20 Wallball shots, 20 pound ball
10 Handstand push-ups
Info on Blake below:
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician David Blake McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Georgia, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia, was killed September 21, 2010, in a helicopter crash during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. McLendon is survived by his wife Kate McLendon, his parents David and Mary-Ann McLendon, his brother Chris McLendon, and his sister Kelly Lockman.
Of course, our class had to be modified for us newbies. We did 3 rounds for time: 100′ of walking lunges (body weight only), 30 box jumps (18” box), 20 Ring Rows & 10 Push-ups. I’m at the bottom of this photo doing
crappy push-ups in my pink shoes & green compression socks. Took me 10:43 for all three rounds.
We then got to try a few new things. Thrusters. Bar only. You can check out this
stud gentlemen from the Reebok CrossFit Coastal Carolina page demoing the thruster below. Just imagine us doing them without the giant muscles or the big ass weights on the end of the bar. Since we are still relatively weak new, we have to put in the time learning the moves, proper form, etc. so that we don’t hurt ourselves.
The second “new” move was the Wall Climb. LOL! This was just entertainment at it’s finest. We started in a push-up position with our feet against the wall, then started to back up with our hands while our feet were “climbing” (walking up) the wall. As this is happening, your feet are walking up the wall and your hands are walking toward the wall so you “should” basically be in a handstand position facing the wall once your feet are in the full “up” position. Yeah, right. Not my finest hour. Then you return to the push-up position by walking your hands back out until you are at a 45 ish degree angle. At that point, you are “supposed” to let your feet slide down the wall back to the floor. Controlled motion. Not me. I about broke my toes each time. #WallClimbFAIL Demo from CrossFitFire below:
CrossFit Day 13 – Partner up! I think he may have been taking it easy on us Tuesday, which scares
the crap out of me thinking about tomorrow morn.
20 Wall Balls (14# ball, I think)
20 Abmat Sit-ups
Since we were with a partner this time, the two of us had to complete the 20 moves together. I had a great partner so each of us did 10 of each move (or half of the set). It went fast. Only one partner could move at a time. I started with the Wall Balls, did 10. Handed off to her, she did 10. I then moved to the Abmat Sit-ups, did 10. Then she did 10. Repeat x10. Fast workout. Took us 15:40 to complete. Done.
What will tomorrow bring? Hmmmm, I “may” have asked about handstand push-ups and they “may” have been added to the board. Hehehehee! We’ll see!
** Getting Stronger, One Workout At A Time ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **