Yesternight’s Workout:

 

x5

10 knees to elbows
10 butt swishes, each leg
10 KB Thrusts, rotated with planks
(I also did handstands)
10 spiderman pushups

(Titus and Staci joined us tonight! Fresh meat! Fresh meat!)

(I finished with five pullups and a 35 second handstand.)

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

x4

24 lunges
15 knees-to-elbows
25 KB squat passes
(we stood in a circle and passed a 25# kb around whilst squatting.
it was both hilarious and awesome.)
20:20:20 sprint
10 KB thrusts

 

Katie’s husbear joined in our madness–yay, Kyle!

We swapped out the 20:20:20 sprints
(20 second sprint, 20 second rest, 20 second sprint)
for a 200m run on the third round, and 10 burpees on the 4th.

Those sprints.

They are MURDER.

I’m trying to work us up to a real Tabata night–
but it will be a Tabata ONLY,
because we’re not *that* crazy. πŸ™‚

(A Tabata drill is a 20 second sprint, 10 second rest for four minutes.
MURDER.)

This was a solid workout–
closest I’ve ever come to actually puking
and/or tapping out.

It’s those sprints!
ARGH.

Maybe I’ll do more tonight.

πŸ™‚

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

x2 Sprint 20 seconds
20 seconds rest

10 spiderman pushups

x2 Sprint 20 seconds
20 seconds rest

10 Hindu pushups
15 tuck ups
10 v-ups
4 chin-ups
10 knees to elbows
10 toes to bar

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

200m run

x4

10 bench jump/tuck jump burpees
20 lunges
10-10-10 crunches/situps/v-ups
5 20lb KB snatch, each arm
1 min plank
2 turkish get-ups, each side, 20lb KB
1 min reverse plank
10 squats w/ 20 lb KB
1 min handstand hold

 

Since we only have one kettlebell,
we rotated out planks and using the KB.

Turkish get-ups are impossible sonsuvbeetches,
but I will conquer them.

YES I WILL.

 

Oh,
this is my kettlebell:

She's a pretty little thing.

 

The Boyo got her for me for Valentine’s Day–
he’s so romantic! πŸ˜€

(Order here)

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

Just me and The Boyo this time.

200m run

x3
20 Tuck jump squats
20 Leg circles
10 Lateral push-ups (OI!)
5 Dead hang pullups/chinups
20 V-ups

200m run

 

Surprisingly tough, this one!
I’m definitely going to keep V-ups and Tuck jump squats in the repertoire–
They are nasty little bastards,
and my abs are feeeeeeling it this morning.

(I’m planning to run this particular workout again,
with the goal of five rounds.
It’ll be hell, but totally worth it.
We’ve gotten pretty good at getting through three rounders–
time to step it up.)

I purchased a (fantastic!) Groupon for a month of Crossfit at a gym in Tarzana–
hoping to start that up in March, since February is totally booked out already.
Can’t wait to see what I learn there!!!

 

Also loving this site:

Gymnastics WOD

I emailed Carl a question regarding handstands,
and he replied quickly, with a link to another great site
that focuses on mobility for everyone–totally awesome!

I’m digging the fact that the Crossfit community is so diverse,
and so willing to help each other out.
It’s pretty badass.

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

x4

20 sumo squats
20 elevated pushups
20 bench jumps
1 min plank (alternating standard/reverse)
20 tuck jumps

I need to get a couple of sandbags and kettlebells–
Sumo squats are *way* more challenging with a sandbag on your back.

I finished with three chinups and two pullups;
had to take a breather after the first three,
but I’m getting closer to my goal of five in a row by February!

πŸ˜€

 

What are your favorite WOD exercises?
(We’re using a park and our own bodyweight, so bear that in mind)

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

Oh, GEEBUZZ.

This one *destroyed* me:

x3

10 Star jumps
10 Pistols L
12 Burpees
10 Pistols R
10 Spartan Pushups
20 Lunges
50m Army Crawl
15 Hanging Situps

 

We ended up taking out the army crawl after the first round
in favor of tricep dips–
the grass was slicing up our elbows, it was wet, and also?
Pneumonia.

So Tricep Dips it was!

The Spartans are manageable now
(which pleases me to no end)–
I also did a pullup, a chinup, and another pullup at the end of the workout.
My goal is to get five pullups or chinups in a row by February.
GRR. ARGH.

 

I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not,
but my mantra through the last round was,
“I am not my Mother. I am NOT my mother.”

My mother,
understand,
is a very sweet, Titus-Two-Tea kind of a woman.

Who believes that godly behavior for women looks soft.
Delicate.
Fragile.
She associates submission with giving in.

I do not.

She has never been interested in being strong.

I am.

Sometimes to my detriment, I know.

But I want to be strong, capable.
I want to know that I could, in fact,
carry my husband or children or friends out of danger if I needed to.
I want that steely ability to carry on,
no matter how difficult the task at hand.

Disciplining my body to deal with pain is part of that.

 

I am not my mother.

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

A little different,
but ooooh, my arms are feeling it this morning:

x1

400m run
15 bench jumps
2 ring handstands
3 handstands

15 spiderman pushups
10 squats
15 mountain climbers
10 kneehang situps
5 spartan pushups
15 bench jumps
15 dive bomber/hindu pushups
10 knee-to-chest (from dead hang)
5 pullups/chinups
400m run
10 burpees
10 kneehang situps
20 lunges

 

I could have done another round of this one–
it would have sucked, but I did have it in me.

James and Ben didn’t struggle with the spiderman or spartan pushups,
which I totally did,
but I had an easy time with the dive-bomber pushups and
they really struggled with those.

It’s fascinating to see which exercises are
particularly challenging for different folks!

Oh,
and I ripped off a callous doing pullups.
OUCH.

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

With LauraJane, her husband James, and The (former) Roommate,
who came late, and consequently had to do more burpees, ha ha!

(kidding!)

x3:

40 walking lunges
30 situps (10 knee to chest, 20 standard)
20 pushups
10 burpees

James and I also did a 1-minute plank,
and I made one run around the park (400 meters, roughly) with The Roommate,
and an extra set of the above (except for the burpees) with her as well.

This was a good one!

(We almost killed James after that first set of burpees–
they are real sonsuvbeeyotches.)

My arms and legs are feeeeeeling it today.
Lunges are hard for me,
and I have a bruise on my left knee where I let myself come down too fast.

Working out with friends is *so* much better than crying through it alone!
I love that we can push each other and curse together through the really ouchy bits.

I feel like I have Gym Buddies.
And that’s really nice.

Yesternight’s Workout:

 

I should have gotten pictures of this,
because The (former) Roommate, LauraJane,
and I went to do Crossfit in the park
in the worst windstorm Los Angeles has seen in 10 years.

Yeah.

We are just that bad-ass,
whipping out pushups while pulling branches out of our hair.
πŸ™‚

X3 Rounds:

15 Pistol Squats left leg (AUGH I HATE THESE)
20 Pushups
10 Dead Hang knees-to-chest
15 Bench Jumps
15 Pistol Squats right leg (MOAR HATE)
1 minute Plank
1 minute reverse Plank

 

I’m still trying to figure out the mechanics of the Pistol Squat,
since I can’t understand for the life of me how one keeps one’s heel to the ground during this move. It was ungainly.

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