Burpee hell!

  And I thought Fight Gone Bad was hard…   I think it’s safe to say that this one was the hardest WOD I’ve done so far. I thought my knees to elbows were going to be closer to ‘lift your toes slightly while hanging off the bar’ but I was able to lift my knees surprisingly high. The first few reps were armpit height and after that I got my legs over hips on all reps without problems. I don’t think it’ll take too much work to do my first proper knees to elbow. I made the mistake of taking a too heavy wall ball and it really lost me some time in the first two rounds. I picked 12 pound ball, but really, I should have been using 10. I had no proper control of the returning ball and the reps got messy towards the end of the second round. I switched to 10 pound ball for the last round to keep the reps clean. Burpees. Holy ****! I have managed to live my life this far without ever doing one and had no idea what I was up for. Obviously I didn’t do the pushup part. But I did jump my feet back and forth every time and I kept the jump at the end of the burpee. But these were the single hardest exercise I’ve done so far. I think it’ll take some time for us to be friends…. The best part about today’s workout was that the man was on the floor with me! This was the first time he joined a normal WOD and...

Fight Gone Real Bad

  I knew the name of this session was a bad omen…   This one was tough. Real tough. I’m expecting to join my wonderful man in is world of pain tomorrow, as the repercussions of this morning fully sinks in. On a more positive note – I survived it and I think I did alright at it too. Once again, I am feeling fantastic after the workout and can’t wait for the man to join the proper WOD sessions with me next week. It will be awesome. Speaking of which, he met Helen today. I think they got to a slightly better start than Helen & I did, but he still thinks that she’s one mean bitch… Fight Gone Bad 3 rounds, for score of Wall-ball, 4 kg ball  (Reps), Sumo deadlift high-pull 12 kg (Reps), Box Jump, 16″ box (Reps), Push-press 10 kg (Reps), Row (Calories) 1 min rest Score: 256...

That damned box nearly killed me…

  I had no idea box jumps were so hard!   I was surprised how hard the box jumps were after running. I was expecting them to be the easy part of the WOD. Little did I know! However, the push jerks were surprisingly easy – I should have opted for 17.5kg instead of 15kg. In other news, the man has reached a state of muscle soreness where it takes him minutes to ascend/descend stairs. The other night I must have turned in my sleep and placed my arm on his chest, which resulted in me waking up to his girlish squeal of pain and complaints. The hilarity of poking his various muscles and observing reactions provides me with an endless source of entertainment. WOD 3 rounds, for time of 400m run 30 box jumps (40cm box) 15 Push+jerks (15kg) Time:...

Another WOD survived

  The man finally joined my CrossFit gym and began his induction sessions this morning!   Today’s WOD was a killer, but so much fun at the same time! The man began his induction sessions today, which seemed to go really well. He appeared very excited about continuing, which is fantastic! Also, I can’t wait for Wednesday morning when he’ll be too sore to get out of bed… and I can tease out girly squeals by poking certain strategic muscles. Minutes and minutes of entertainment, I tell you! Note to self: rope climbing is more likely to result in uncontrollable bursts of embarrassment and giggles. Also rope burns on shins. Which somehow seem to conjure up mental images far more exciting than the truth behind them… WOD 40-30-20-10 reps, for time of Wall balls (4kg) Kettle bell swings (10kg) Sit ups Time:...

After only three weeks of CrossFit my pants are falling off!

  Fabulous for the bum, not so good for the wallet: must go shopping for a smaller pair of workout pants…   I figured this would be quite effective, because in all seriousness, this is bloody hard and most of the time I’m just doing weakling versions of the correct movements. Yet, somehow, my bum & thighs have gone down a size in just three weeks of three sessions/week! I’m amazed and grinning like an idiot. And in even better news, I have finally convinced my fiancee to join in! Starting from Monday, he’ll be doing his induction sessions… I can’t wait to see what he thinks and how badly he’ll get hooked… It will be fabulous to share this addiction and excitement with someone! WOD Three reps (12-9-6), for time of clean + jerks, 14kg dumbbells wriggle on hoops* Time: 11:13 (* the exercise in question should have been a muscle up, but there is no way in hell my pathetic wriggles had anything to do with the proper version of the...

Tanja does Jackie

  Jackie is evil! Those thrusters were just ridiculously hard, even though I was doing them with just 15kg instead of the rd 20kg!   I’ve noticed that after every CrossFit session, I’m experiencing a combined sense of achievement and relief; achievement for being able to perform the WOD and relief that it didn’t kill me. I am amazed at how addictive this is. Every day after a morning session, I find myself giddy as a school girl, acting as if I was high as a kite on uppers. Slightly disconcerting, but at the same time utterly wonderful. The entire day, I feel like I’ve accomplished something great and every new muscle ache or tightness is like an additional nudge of reward. A confirmation of work done on my body. Can’t wait for the next session! Tanja does Jackie 1000 meter row 15 kg Thruster, 50 reps 30 pull-ups (jumping) Time:...
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