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...

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:...
I llama squats

I llama squats

  Front squatting 80% of my body weight is not a bad result for a weakling me thinks!   I really like squats. They’re the one thing that I don’t feel like an absolute weakling at. My legs are somewhat strong compared to my upper body and because I’m quite flexible, I’ve never had any issues doing squats. The movement feels good and I can feel it working at the very areas I most wish to firm up – Bring on a bum so tight it’s bouncing off the walls! 😉 The best thing about a full on weight lifting workout is that I always feel fantastic afterwards. I don’t know what happy hormones it makes my body produce, but that ever it is I’m loving it! All in all an absolutely fantastic WOD and as a bonus I seem to be recovering from my flu and it wasn’t holding me back too badly either. Oh, also: bruises are sexy(?), part 2 – front squat bar love. WOD (front squats) 5 rounds of 3 x front squat (40kg*) 5 + 5 kettle bell squats (8kg) (* new personal best: front squat...

Continuous Pull-ups, Handstand Push-ups – yeah right!

  Seeing today’s WOD on the white board was a tad discouraging: pull-ups and handstand push-ups – both of which are very much out of reach at the moment!   I was able to do an assisted handstand push-up, which was pretty bloody cool – but when it came to the WOD itself, I opted at doing the dumbbell version instead. And obviously pull-ups are still far from my reach, so I did vertical pull-ups with rings instead. All in all a great WOD and now I feel ready to face the day! WOD (Ring pull-ups, handstand push-ups (dumbbells) ladder) 1 minute rounds of both, adding a rep each round for as long as you can do the reps within the time limit. 1+1 2+2 3+3 4+4 5+5 6+6 7+7 6+8...
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