The reason why you haven’t seen any updates here these last few days like I promised, is because I went and got hurt before I even started. Putting my coat on. DOH! How frickin bad is that. POW! and something felt like it snapped in my back and I pulled a muscle so bad I had to go to the doctor to make sure my shoulder blade was still there. I mean, I couldn’t even scratch my head when I had an itch. Yeah, so that’s what I’ve been up to. Nursing my injury back to help.
Just watched a couple of episodes of “Killing The Fat Man” with Gary Roberts and his journey through Crossfit. Loving those videos! He’s so frank, honest, and just funny! Check out episode 8 and you’ll understand what I’m talking about. But watching them made my itch to workout even worse. But I got strict orders of a week’s rest. ARGH! It’s getting better though, which is a good sign. Maybe this will teach me some patience. hahaha! NOT!
Off to bed now so I can get up and go for a long walk tomorrow morning instead. Nite y’all!
It’s Sunday and I’m still a little sore from Thursday’s workout. How is that possible, you wonder. Well, I’ll tell you. This is the WOD that shook my legs to the core. If you know how to do a proper full-range, deep squat, then you know what I’m talking about.
- 10 clapping push-ups (can be modified either up or down on a bench)
- 20 air squats (full-range and deep enough so that your hips pass below knee level)
- 50 metre sprint
Repeat 10 x of this circuit, as fast as you can without compromising form. Then come back and tell me how sore you were the next day. And next day again. 😉
Holy schlofogomus it was hard to get out of bed this morning! But as I was arguing with myself, discussing reasons to pull out, I thought: I will never regret getting up and going for a run, but I will almost always (unless I’m sick) regret if I don’t go for a run. Which is so TRUE!! Although very sore from the boxing session I made it to last night, I managed to give the run a good go. I even managed to do a CrossFit WOD consisting of 3 exercises:
- Sprint 25 metres x 5
- Jump pull-ups 5-5-5-5
- Air squats 10-10-10-10
Still need to work on my pull-ups and it’s definitely one of my goals to be able to do them strict or kipping without jumping. Strrrrong!
Wow, just saw this video where it teaches you to do a Kipping pull-up. Man, I wanna be able to do them! Don’t know how long it will take me to reach that goal, but it’s defo one of my goals from now on. Check it out here on YouTube.
Some people say it’s good to rest your body. I say sure, but not too long.
This morning was euphoric for me, to get up early and take a run in the chilly air, not a person around. Just me and my dog and the sound of my shoes pounding the pavement. The feeling and happiness is undescribeable.
Somebody at work commented yesterday on me looking different. I never thought that my involountary rest period would be so noticeable, but I suppose the lack of energy in my eyes could have given it away. Exercising makes me feel alive. And rightly so! I have never understood people who exercise below or just up to the limit of what they think they can do, when they can improve and reep the benefits so much more by pushing themselves a little bit further.
This morning together with my run, I did a Crossfit Workout Of the Day, or a WOD. I found an old tire, weighing about 12 pounds, in the field where I usually do some exercises, and I decided to use it for my drills:
10 squat w tire press
15 one-arm tire throws
10 full range burpees
20 bicycle crunches
All these exercises x 2 as fast as I could without rest in between.
I’m totally sold on Crossfit. I love the intensity, the near death experience of fatigue, every cell in your body doing their best to make it work, and the pride when you complete it. Love it!
Now some Zzz’s before the alarm rings at 05:20. Nite!
Good morning JumpingJaxers! Here’s your Friday Crossfit Challenge. Try to do this circuit as fast as you can without losing form. If you have any questions about the exercises, ask me. Good luck!
50 kettlebell/dumbbell swings
100 mountain climbers
25 full range butterfly sit-ups
25 full range burpees
Rest for 1 minute and repeat!
Music recommendation: SCOOTER!
Now, Just Do It!