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.
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#)
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 **
Great week at CrossFit! It amazes me that even though I keep going, there are still new things to learn. Exciting workouts to try. And it always amazes me that I can walk away from a “workout” after 22 minutes of going hard and feel sore for days. 22 minutes. Some workouts are even shorter! Super cool in my opinion.
CrossFit Day 33
15 Wall Climbs – Whoever created these bitches backwards, inverted wall climbs was one sick puppy. I mean really, who just stares a wall and thinks this stuff up? And yeah, you feel all cool and strong until about the 3rd one then it’s like, please shoot me so that I don’t have to do anymore!!!!
Tabatas – 20 seconds “on” for the movement, 10 seconds rest = 1 set. Repeat x8, then rotate to the next station.
Box Jumps – 18” box
Kettlebell Swings – 35#
Wall balls – 10#
Ab Baskets – 10# ball – By the time I got here, it was hard to even hold the ball up on my legs. Or maybe it was hard to hold my legs up to balance the ball? I don’t even know, I was totally dazed & confused from exhaustion.
CrossFit Day 34 – I’m going to name this WOD “Pure Torture”
10 Burpees WITH a plate jump – Cuz burpees just aren’t hard enough but now we have to try to jump on a plate after each one without breaking an ankle or collapsing. #WTF Try not to focus too much on my crappy form but here are a few photos below. First a nice demo from the chick in red. Except we didn’t jump “up” but forward onto a 45# plate. Fun.
10 Overhead plate (10#) lunges
10 Box Jumps (18” box)
1 minute rest, then repeat x7
That took 22 minutes and although it was 40 degrees out, I had to ask for the fan to be turned on so that I didn’t pass out.
** I WILL GET STRONGER ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **