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JAN 14, 2013 – FIGHT GONE BAD

15 Jan

Howdy!  Day 14 of Whole30 and still going strong.  I’m trying to stay within macro limits as well.  It’s easy on the weekdays because the day just zooms by, but when the weekend comes and we are left just hanging out, I tend to think about food too much and graze.  Then I have to adjust my macros to make it all fit.  Anyways, fit girl problems right?!  Onto more important things, like PR-ing FGB!

Fight Gone Bad

  • 3 Rounds, As Many Reps as Possible, 1 Minute at each station
  • Wall Balls(20#/14#) to 10′ Target
  • Sumo Deadlift High Pulls(75#/55#)
  • Box Jumps 20″
  • Push Pres(75#/55#)
  • Calorie Row
  • 1 Minute Rest

I wasn’t expecting this WOD today.  With some back pain, I’m glad it wasn’t deadlifts or anything like that.  For warm-up we practiced walking up and down the wall into a handstand, trying to get as vertical as possible.  I had some trouble with coordination, but it definitely helped warm up the shoulders.

By the time we got ready for the WOD, I decided to start on Wall Balls.  Why not right?  Start with my nemesis and get it over with.  I got 17 wall balls consecutively with good form on the first round.  I ended up with 21, so that definitely put a smile on my face.  Of course, I was gassed in the next round and only got 12 or 13.  All the other stations felt good except for SDHP.  I could feel the bar drifting away from me.  Definitely due to exhaustion.  Push presses felt light and fast.  They burned, but I definitely tried to not put the bar down within that minute.

Take away from this WOD…Must learn how to keep good form while under extreme exhaustion.  I don’t know how the elite’s do it, but they do it, so it can be done.

Score: 226 RX’d…12 reps more than last January.

I got to work and did some back squat reps, 2 sets of chin ups, and goblet squats. Back squats were 95#(5)-115#(5)-125#(3)-145#(2)-155#(1). I guess 155# is a new PR, since I’ve never done 1 rep max back squats. At least I know I’ll get that at the competition. I BETTER GET THAT!

01/07/2013 – Whole30 Day 7

8 Jan

I took 3 days off from working out and I feel so refreshed!  I went to CFPA today and it felt great to get moving again, and I feel really motivated to train hard and reach my goals.

Here’s what we did.

Strength: Hang Power Cleans

Every 3 minutes do 5 reps: 53#-63#-73#-78#-83#

I wasn’t trying to go super heavy because I wanted to make sure form was on point.  

WOD:

7 Rounds For Time

7 Thrusters(75#/55#)

7 SDHP

7 Burpees

WOWZA!  In my head I thought 7 thrusters at 55#…easy!  I also thought this WOD was going to be fast.  It happens every time with CrossFit.  When you think a WOD is easy, better think again.  I went unbroken with the thrusters.  The bar definitely felt light going over head, but I was getting tired, so I didn’t string the SDHP together. Burpees were burpees. Painful. I now know that I have to just keep moving and get them done.

After CrossFit I usually lift and today was Back Squats. Did 5×5 but failed on the last set to get the full 5 reps at 140#. Did some dumbbell lunges to work on grip strength and plank holds.

I have a whole schedule planned out to work on weaknesses for the Courage Games. Yes, I signed up for a competition and now I’m nervous and excited. Tim gave us great suggestions on what we needed to do, so I’m trying to incorporate skills on off days while getting some rowing and running in. I’ll continue to lift after CrossFit sticking to Back Squat, Deadlifts, Bench, and Press. I do have to focus a bit more time in working the gymnastic skills, especially HSPUs. I’ll be lucky if I can complete 10 HSPUs by the end of the month. All in the name of FUN! Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. I’m definitely have tons of new energy right now. I want to keep it consistent though, and not tire myself out come spring time.

Cheers to health and fitness!

08/27/2012 – Kb Snatches

29 Aug

Yes, I’m definitely behind in posts, and I don’t even remember what we did. Oh yes, you can read what we did here at Fitbomb’s page.

For the kettlebell snatches, I used the 12KG and 16KG bell.

For our WOD, I had the most trouble with the HSPUs. I’m doing them on a band, and it really f’ed up my back. I wasn’t hollowing out my back enough and placing my hands where they need to be.

I think my time was 10:31.

Friday’s Workout

26 Aug

3x500m Row

Yup, we definitely got comfortable with the rower today. Here were my times

The first round was good, and I got a PR! Yahooo!
1:58

Second round, not so good.
2:06.1
Third round, I wanted to give up!
2:07

18 Burpee penalties for me. I did way better than October!

08/22/2012 – Overhead Squats and Air Force WOD

23 Aug

Another PR day at CFPA. Today was Overhead Squat day and I knew I wanted to get past 108 from two weeks ago.

Overhead Squat: 73#(3)-83#(3)-93#(3)-105#(1)-110#(1)

I put on the 1 pound plates once I got to the single sets. I’ve already done 103, so why do it again, especially if I’m going for the max lift. 110 felt a bit heavy to get overhead, but I was able to squat it. I wanted to try again with 113, but I knew there was a WOD waiting for me.

Air Force WOD

  • 20 Thrusters(95#/65#)
  • 20 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
  • 20 Push Jerks
  • 20 Overhead Squats
  • 20 Front Squats
    1. Top of every minute do 4 burpees

    Result: 11:53 RX’d

    Last time we did this was in December! The thrusters went well, and I got through 19 of them in the first minute. The sumo deadlifts were another problem. I can’t seem to string them together. The movement just feels awkward to me now. Push Jerks felt like it took forever too. My overhead squats were not pretty. I was trying to stay on my heels, but my core was giving out, and my shoulders were tired, especially my left shoulder. The bar was wobbly and even though I was going slow, it just hurt! I went through the front squats in two minutes. I PR’d so I am happy, but I know I could do better!

    Let’s hope Friday is a good one! I am beat!

    08/20/2012 – Power Cleans and Helen

    21 Aug

    It’s the last week of our cycle and today was Power Cleans. I wasn’t mentally prepared for getting a PR because I missed last weeks cycle. I tried but failed.

    Power Cleans: 63#(5)-83#(3)-93#(3)-103#(3)-113#(1)-120#(F)

    Tim noticed that as I pulled the bar up, the bar was flying away from me. Steve said that same thing when I went to Catalyst on Saturday while practicing Snatches. Something to work on, especially if I want to go heavier. Everything felt good, I just wasn’t ready for 120#. 118 was my PR, so I didn’t want to do that again. Next time! Till then, I just gotta practice form with lighter weight.

    For our WOD, we did HELL-EN!

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    For some reason I thought my PR before was right under 10, but I was wrong. The last time we did Helen(in May, I matched my PR of 10:24. I did pretty good the first two rounds, not getting of the pull up bar and going straight through with the kettlebells. The last round was touch. The run felt slow and mentally, I knew I had to get through the kettlebells. I’ve done more than 30 in a row before(multiple rounds), and this was JUST 21, so I had to get through it without putting the bell down. Success! Next was getting through the last 12 pull ups. I dropped 3 times. Argh! But I made it. 9:58. Forearms, hamstrings, quads were burning, but I did it! YAHOOOO!

    Helen is totally mental. I have to fight through the pain, make sure grip is good for the pull ups, and just FINISH! Next time, unbroken is the goal!

    I got to work and finished off my workout day with bench presses. 3×12 @ 73#

    Great way to start a Monday.

    08/18-08/19 Weekend Recap

    21 Aug

    Aaah the weekend. I love it yet it’s so tiring. Trying to fit in family activities, personal activities, while getting prepared for the week ahead is hectic. But it beats just sitting around the coach, being a lazy butt, and watching TV. I miss those days. 😉 Sometimes!

    I was able to go to Catalyst Athletics for their open session weightlifting class. Fitbomb and K came along, so it was cool just to hang out, lift, and learn. We worked on snatches(squat snatches). I have no clue what weight I did. It was light, and I was too intimidated to put on more weight. Lots of good tips thought.

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    An hour before I lifted I ate my breakfast.

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    I came home and cooked more food because I was HUNGRY!.
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    Hubby and I had a dinner date at Espetus. It’s been a long time coming, so we finally got to eat without being rushed to get out of the restaurant. Everything was soooo good! I had lots of sirloin, beef wrapped in bacon, chicken wrapped in bacon, chicken hearts, grilled shrimp, grilled pineapple, and beef ribs. Yup, that’s them cutting beef ribs right in front of our face.

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    Here’s one of my plates with grilled eggplant and grilled zucchini.

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    I stayed gluten free on our date. PHEW!

    Here’s what I ate on Sunday. I honestly had no time to cook breakfast and lunch. I had my greens and basically fasted until 4PM. When we finally had time for ourselves, we headed to The Counter, and I got a bison burger bowl with a fried egg and avocado.

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    Then when I came home, I had a couple of these suckers. Fresh broiled sardines. Nom.

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    Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and is prepared with good eats for the week. Stay focused!