CrossFit Day 58 & 59

Good week at CrossFit.  It’s one of those activities which can seem SO HARD one day, then not so bad the next.  It’s all about the movements in the WOD and whether it hits your list of strengths verses weaknesses.  This is the reason as to why it’s so important to KEEP GOING, even when you are feeling bad or as if you aren’t making any progress.  The very next workout may be the one that YOU knock out of the park. 

Day 58 – Push Press 5×3 – 73#

Tabatas for Total Reps – Keep track of your reps throughout each of the 8 sets of a movement. 

  • Kettlebell Swings – 35#s – Dang that KB is soooo heavy.  As indicated by my crazy face below.

Kettlebell Swings

  • Ball Slams – 20# – Another super heavy item! 
  • Hand Release Push-Ups – Not a good move for my spaghetti arms.
  • Rowing for Calories (something to count for the total reps)

Day 59 – Back Squats – 5×3 – 83#s – Moved up in weight!!

5 Rounds

  • 15 Front Squats with a 35# KettleBell – Yep, still heavy.
  • 10 Sit-ups
  • 5 Burpees – Dare I say these are almost manageable in increments of 5? 

Then we stretched, rolled & worked on our Double-Unders!  Good week!

** Keep Pushing, Even When Progress is Indiscernible ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **

CrossFit Day 11 … EMOTM WOD

One of the things about CrossFit that intimidates so many is the constant use of acronyms.   What the heck are they saying?  What do those letters on the white board actually mean?  Do I even want to know?  Probably not but you should know if you’re going to show up more than once.

If you find yourself moving thru the WODs (workouts of the day) and not having any flippin’ idea what those letters mean, then keep reading head over to the CrossFit Trussville post on “Terminology” and they will break it  down for you.

Today’s workout was the EMOTM, which stands for “Every Minute On The Minute”.    We were looking forward to a 30 minute session.  Two moves.  Stay at one station for a minute, then head to the second station for a minute.  Repeat.  Repeat. Repeat.  Both stations will be visited 15 times. 

EMOTM – 30 Minutes 

1)  10 Front Squats with a 26# Kettlebell – Keep kettlebell tight to chest so as not to damage low back.  Photo below from Get an Hourglass Figure but please note that we held kettlebell tight to our body, as in touching our chest.    Oh, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t get that low.  I did better after I warmed up but I have very tight hamstrings.

front squat_w kettlebell

2)  Jump rope.  Continuous for one minute.  Easy, right?  Well, kinda but this is a “mother” runner’s nightmare.  In fact, we all laughed when we saw it on the board.  I can’t jump on a trampoline, or up in the air, or jump rope, or sneeze without pissing dribbling in my pants.  Today was no different and I wasn’t alone.  Thank goodness I keep that spare towel in the trunk to put on my seat as I drive home after I learned my lesson the hard way HERE.

So it was an easy, straight forward workout.  I’m sure I’ll be sore later but I liked it.  Not too complicated.  In all we did 150 Front Squats with the 26# kettlebell & jumped as much rope as possible over the course of the 15 minutes (30 minute workout/2).

** Still Loving CrossFit ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **