Going Nutts on CrossFit

Going Nutts on CrossFit

  …and there I was thinking Nutts was bad (whose idea was 100 wall balls anyway?!), and then I heard about the 100 burpee pull-ups the following day! Thank gods for rest days! After a 3 week hiatus from CrossFit (2 week holiday and a week’s procrastination period), Nutts was just plain crazy. The rest was doable, but the 100 wall balls was just pure insanity! I knew it wasn’t a good sign, when at 11 I was panting like crazy and thinking that I honestly wouldn’t get through all of them. By 80, instead of bouncing back and throwing the ball back at the wall, each returning ball just floored me. But I got through them. And then some. The most important thing? I survived it! And boy was I glad about deciding to rest every second day this week when I heard about the 100 burpee pull-ups that were in store for the following day!!   Nutts – 22 min 49 sec 10 handstand push-ups 15 deadlifts 950kg) 30 box jumps (50cm) 50 pull-ups (jumping) 100 wall balls (5kg) 200 double-unders 400m run...

First try at deadlifts

  Yesterday we did deadlifts and it was the first session where I was able to lift my own body weight on a bar in any form. Felt great and can’t wait to have an opportunity to actually discover my PB when it comes to deadlifts.   In fact, somewhat surprisingly, it is the weightlifting part of things that I seem to be enjoying the most. Which is entirely unexpected. I haven’t quite worked out why, but for some reason it’s ridiculously rewarding. I’m still working towards my first pull-up. Le sigh. I will get there one day… If I’m not getting stronger soon, plan B is to start losing weight so that if I can’t lift more, then at least there’s less to lift 😉 Seriously though, I think my biggest goal at the moment is to get that first darn chin up over the gawd damn bar! Other than that, I’m getting more and more addicted by the day. I’m working towards 5 sessions a week, but the recovery between is still a bit challenging. I seem to be building muscle quite well, even if it’s still a bit useless (damn you pull-ups!) and witnessed my second clothing casualty at around the two month mark: had to find an alternative way to wear my favourite blouse that no longer buttons up over the...

Today’s WOD was made of awesome!

  Woohooo – first Rx’d WOD ever! [Insert here a happy dance]   I am beyond stoked! Never before have I been able to pull of an Rx’d workout – and I’m not expecting to do so again in the near future either – but for a brief moment, I feel fabulous! The wall ball and kettle bell felt pretty darn heavy and the box was ridiculously high, but I wanted to try to push myself to completing the WOD with Rx values for once. I know I sacrificed a lot of potential reps in the process, but scoring higher couldn’t have made me feel better than the pretty yellow Rx’d icon next to my logged workout. Today I feel fabulous – also, high as a kite on post-WOD endorphins!   WOD [Rx’d] 5 rounds, for a running score of: 1 min wall balls (14lb), max reps 1 min box jumps (50cm), max reps 1 min sumo deadlift high pulls (20kg), max reps 1 min rest Score:...
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