12.12.12

I did not have time to post my training results yesterday and actualy they were not so great, I was feeling quite fatigued and weak. I did outlaw training and then group wod.

Outlaw
WOD 121211:
BB Gymnastics

1) 5X2 3 Position Snatch (low to high) โ€“ heavier than last week, rest 60 seconds, DEMO VIDEO

2×95#. Was a bit pressing out on third snatch, so dropped weight to be more smooth to 2×90#. Last set did @100#, but missed on 1st second snatch an on second-3rd snatch. I found this exercise super tiring.
2) 5X2 3 Position Clean + 1 Push Jerk (low to high) โ€“ heavier than last week, rest 60 sec.

totally fucked up. My lower back was hurting, i had mh ex. Oly coach next to me training ( when I took free Oly classes back in September). My last pull was horrible all the times, did not do anythig heavier than last week, stayed all time with 120# and still felt weak as f..ck.

3a) 3X3 5-Step Duck Walk – medium/heavy, rest 60 sec. DEMO VIDEO
thats a funny exercise and hard. Have tou ever tried to walk in squat backwards with barbell over you head? ๐Ÿ™‚ did 2×65# and 1×75#

3b) 3X5 Push Press – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec.
did all at 115#. Probably could have gone higher, but with was scared to fail last reps, especially after jot doing so well on cleans before.
Notes: One rep of Duck Walks would include 5 steps forward and 5 steps back. After each set the athlete should stand, drop the weight, and Snatch it again before beginning the next rep. Use a weight that is manageable, especially if this is your first time performing a weighted Duck Walk. Spencer DOES NOT walk back in the demo video (@100kg)โ€”it is a no-rep.

Strength

Back Squat: 3X10 โ€“ absolutely heaviest possible each set, rest as needed.

made 2×155# and 1×165#. holly crap that felt heavy, especially for 10reps in a row. I did strength training after making group wod, so that really made me een weaker as usual.

Directly after BBG I made group wod and I felt realy demotyvated even to start. No energy at all. And for RX I had to make chest to bar, it did not workout, i would get chest to bar one out of 3-4, so after while I just startwd making regular pull ups. Here is the wod:
2 rounds of:
15 thrusters@75#
10 burpee box jumps@60cm
15 KB taters@35#
10 BBJ@60cm
15 K2E
10 BBJ@60cm
15 pull ups
10 BBJ@60cm
Time:18:48min.

It’s not bad time, but I was still very disappointed by myself by not bein able to pull those chest to bar pull ups.

8.12.12 and Ring Muscle-Ups


I forgot to write down or download Outlaw workout today, so I was left with no workout from Outlaw, just did Blackbox WOD. I intended to reach snatch 1 RM max., but stayed at the same 110#. However, these 110# now become everyday thing rather than something hard to achieve, which means that soon I should pass this limit.

Skills : Score = 6RM
6 Front squats @ Max
Time cap = 8 minutes
Result: 80kg. Intended to do 85kg, but after 4 reps I could not continue. However, 80kg=176# ๐Ÿ™‚

WOD : 2 Rounds
30 Mountain climbers
15 Db Sotts press @15#

3 Rounds
20 V-Sit tuck
10 Toes to bar

4 Rounds
10 Burpees over the bar
5 Sumo deadlift @100kg
RESULT: 9:39mins. I consider this easy workout, hardest part was simply to keep doing those burpees, but other than than….I almost did not need to rest.

Finisher:
for 15mins:
1min. plank
20 abs in a minute
That was nice workout. I could feel my abs a bit burning, but did not find it difficult. Somehow felt super strong today.

After that I was helping my team mate with HSPU and Muscle Ups progressions, because we signed up for the competition. My first competition:
https://lusine.zenplanner.com/zenplanner/portal/event.cfm?EventId=23788FCD-6CB1-4716-97A8-8627B3EE14B3
Feel super excited about that! However, there is job to be done and my biggest concern so far were muscle ups. And I got them! TODAY. my first muscle ups, totally unexpected, could not be happier…Made one, went to anounce all my friends….came back…made second one to be sure that I actually got this. I do! How cool is that? I call is my 9 months of crossfit “baby”. It took me 9 months to be able to make first muscle ups. But I know that now it will become easier and easier, because if I get something once, then I keep just adding volume.
It’s such a nice feeling….I think I`m gonna make Double layer fudge to celebrate that ๐Ÿ™‚

29.11.12

I did workout in the morning again. It was super hard to wake up in the morning and get out of bed, especially when I saw that it was snowing at night….I still use my bike, so I had doubts whether I would be able to go with it or not….I turned off alarm and decided to stay in bed…but little guilt was creeping in, because I had french course at 9a.m. and after that I had meeting for help in job search and so….whether I would be going before french class or not go at all….and I already took day off on Monday….Guilt won and I was out of bed, getting ready to go with bike. That was fun and I realized that it is time to start using winter boots, because my feet were frozen…and I need better gloves….other than that, no accidents whatsoever…

I did Outlaw Monday training, which I missed and I loved it.

WOD 121126:

BB Gymnastics

1) Snatch: 10X1 @ 80% โ€“ rest 30-60 seconds.ย @90#, no misses…went really nice and smooth…concentrated a lot on technique.

I posted video of me doingย Snatch@90#. Any critique is welcome….
2) Clean & Jerk: 10X1 @ 80% โ€“ rest 30-60 seconds. – @115#. felt too easy…wanted to go higher, because kept over pulling, but at the same time my jerk is far from being nice and perfect….

Conditioning

Run 800m
5 Bar Muscle-Ups
9 Hang Squat Clean to Thrusters 135/95#
Run 400m
7 Bar Muscle-Ups
7 Hang Squat Clean to Thrusters 135/95#
Run 200m
9 Bar Muscle-Ups
5 Hang Squat Clean to Thrusters 135/95#

For time.

Result:16:22min. Took long to go from treadmill to crossfit room for bar muscle ups, the to weightlifting room for hang squat clean to thrusters, then again to the treadmill, but overall it was nice workout.

Week of training campus (almost)

This week have been crazy and next week is supposed to be not even less crazy. I my gym they are offering free gymnastic and weightlifting classes, so obviously I am taking all that I can and work out as crazy. I forgot what it means not to be sore but I am happier than ever. Except that maybe it would be nice to sleep not bothered by the pain in my arms, but…c’est la vie…This is my choice and this is price of learning and pushing limits…I have been so busy, that did not even had time to write everything down or more precise…to post it…

So, what’s been happening all this week?

MONDAY:

10a.m. Crossfit class with multiple WODs ofAMRAP 7mins.

WOD1:

  • 8 burpees jump over the box (60cm)
  • 8ring dips
  • RESULT: 5rounds.

WOD2:

  • Row 250m.
  • 12 KB swings@53#
  • RESULT:3+253 rounds

WOD3:

  • Sled Push (40kg) ย Found it super difficult to do and struggled a lot, just couldn’t gain speed and my legs were really burning from all previous WODs.
  • 12 knees to elbows.
  • RESULT:2rounds

FINISHER: For time

  • 30 wallballs @16#
  • 30 ABDOS
  • RESULT: 1:39min.

19h. Powerlifting class that lasted till 21h.

oh wow…I WAS SORE…I am still sore after each class. Loads of Overhead squats, snatches and jumps and I don’t even remember what. Great coach…Very attentive. He said that I am very very strong physically, so there is no point to work on my strength, just on my speed and technique which is exactly why I took classes for: to be able to apply my strength ย properly.

By the way…I received my order from Crossfit Reebok, so I got my shinny new Crossfit Oly shoes and my Reebok Nano2. Super excited about that. Reebok Nano shoes for WODs seemed a bit hard to the heal at the beginning, but avoided having any blisters, so seems to be nice. Not sure if my Oly shoes aren’t too big for me, but thats the price of ordering online and I went with convenient size of 9.5US/40.5Europe. But I definitely can tell difference in foot work and stability weighting lifts with both these shoes in comparison to my minimalist running shoes that I used before what were totally unstable for landing.

TUESDAY:

9a.m. Crossfit class

Yes….you read it right…..I was crazy….well….not crazy, but just dis not know what’s gonna happen on Monday when I made reservations for my Crossfit classes. I was tired and missing sleep and feeling sore and guess what part of my class…OHS…and we had to snatch them before….OMG…And my weightlifting coach saw me going to the Crossfit class in the morning after I left gym around 21.15 night before.

So…

SKILLS: Overhead Squats (OHS) Time cap: 10mins.

7,5,5,3,3,….3RM

RESULT: Made 100# for 3 OHS. It is normal having in mind my mode and fatigue.

WOD:

3 rounds for time:

  • 400m. running backwards
  • 7 Power cleans (PC) @ 115#
  • 14 DB Press @ 35#
  • 21 Pull Ups
  • RESULT: 20:08min.ย Cleans felt easy, however far from being technical, but I really just wanted to get over it and go home ๐Ÿ™‚ My butterfly pull ups sucked, because of the chip being to low, so after first round switched to kipping which I still find faster than butterfly pull ups, because I can make more of them in a row.ย 

18h. Gymnastic class

Worked on kipping HSPU, so far can make 9 in a row, should concentrate ore on hip extension and speed that I would have less load on the shoulders. Also worked on ring Muscle ups transition and handstand balance.

19h. Weightlifting Class

yep….I call this “go hard or go home”. this time it was all about jerk. Getting speed on weightlifting from the shoulders. My class took 2.5h. I think coach just wants to kill me. Or probably simply testing my endurance and ability. I almost wanted to cry at the end and kept going. Felt like when I was a child and I would never give up. My last exercise looked like this:

5 rounds of:

  • 5 Split Squat shoulder press @75# (last week it was my max. for shoulder press)
  • 5 Split Jerks@75# (not putting bar on the ground all the time)
  • 5 shoulder press@95# (from the rack)

Honestly….I could not sleep half night because of muscle pain. but I was happy….I am learning and what else I could be asking for?

WEDNESDAY:

REST….that was sooo good…stay at home and do nothing….well….not true….I had to go to take french language evaluation exam so that I could start my french classes. Looking forward to see if I could attend them, because it depends if there will be enough students of my level, which is intermediate. Well, I do speak in french almost every day now even if it is not good, but still…

And of course going to the dog park to train my dog ๐Ÿ™‚

THURSDAY:

18h. Gymnastics

Got my first ring muscle up with a little push from coach, however, got frustrated that could not get more ๐Ÿ™‚ Practised handstand walk and HSPU and some balancing.

19h. Weightlifting class

This time back to snatches and cleans. The weight did not go higher that 100#, so still basically working on my clean technique and speed. Load of jumps and squats. I did not even notice when coach increased my back squats till 180# which I had to do 3 and did not find that hard. While having in mind that 185# is my 1RM or at least was a week or ย couple ago.

FRIDAY:

Rest. yep…I decided to stay at home and not to work out….well, basically because my muscles were sore….Nothing new….

SATURDAY:

10a.m. Weightlifting class.

Snatches and cleans. alternating….and jumping…that looked like this:

  • 3x 3Jumps (w/loaded bar)+3Power cleans @95#
  • 1x 3Jumps+3PC@100#
  • 3x3Jumps+3PC@105#
  • 3x3Hang clean@95#
  • 2x3HC@105#
  • 3x3HC@110#
  • 4x 2 Jumps+2 PC + 2 HC @95#

here I learned that I need to work a lot on timing of receiving the bar, because I was hitting it all the time to my collar bones. It is all blue from that. I even was on the verge of starting to cry, because I did not want any more to make cleans, because it hurts so bad and because of that I missed few times. What coach said? it will only make me stronger or I will learn to receive the bar properly…

then…it came time for snatches and working a lot on speed:

  • 3 x 5Power Snatches (from high boxes) @65#
  • 2 x 4 PS@75#
  • 2 x 4 PS@80#
  • 5 x 3 PS @85#
  • 2 x 2 PS @ 90#
  • 5PS +5 OHS + 5 Push Jerk Behind Neck @75#
  • 3 X 5 PS +5 OHS (rest 2sec. at bottom of each OHS and 10secs. on last OHS) @ 75#

My speed on snatches increased a lot as well as ,my technique. There were few times when I made perfect snatches….I could feel that they were perfect…the weight was just flying and basically landing into my hands….These moments are incredible….I just can’t wait until it will be not 75# or 95# but 145# or much more.

After training I made some skills work for the completion of my tasks, such as:

  • Bar dips. Worked a lot on kipping, need to get those hips moving much more, made 17.
  • Banded Ring Muscle ups- 20.
  • ABDOS – 90
  • Weighed Pull Ups@20# – 10.
  • Push Ups – 60
  • Double Unders: 2×50

SUNDAY

12a.m. Crossfit Class

WOD:

5rounds for time:

  • 400m. run
  • 15 wallballs @ 20#
  • 20 HRPU (Hand release Push Ups)
  • 30 Squats
  • 20 Box jumps @ 60cm
  • 10 DB Push Press @ 35#
  • RESULT: 34:30min.

My cardio sucked today….working all week on weightlifting caused my cardio go down…..or…well…I just hate running ๐Ÿ˜€

Then I worked to have my skills done:

  • Bar MU Banded: 10 green band, 10 purple band, 5 red band. Really got the feeling of hips to the bar and getting over the bar. Felt very good session.
  • Row 2x250m. Time for 250m.: 0:51min.
  • Ring Dips – 5.

Then I made little training programming: 4 rounds of:

  • 1-2 HSPU
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 DU
  • 5 Strict Pull Ups
  • 10 pistols
  • 3 Kipping C2B (chest to bar)
  • 5 T2B (worked on kipping part, still not there but legs get much higher than before)

So, my skill table for the week looks like this:

ย  weekly goal Sept.10-16
Butterfly pull-ups 60 63 (kipping)
MU (banded) 25 30
Bar MU (banded) 25 25
T2B 60 60
HSPU 25 26
Strict Pull-Ups 30 30 (10@20#)
Dips/ring dips 60 62
Push-ups 90 180
Sit-ups 90 170
Back ext. 90 90
DU x 50 reps 6 6
Handstand walk 50โ€ 3 2 wallclimbs
Pistols 30 36
Kipping C2B PU 10 11
Handstand 3mins. 3mins.
Run 5km 5.2km
Swim 2km 0
Burpees 100 100
Row 2km 1.5km
L-SIT 3mins. 1min.

I removed DB push press from list as I don’t feel that really need it and rather added L-Sit. haven’t done swimming, juts impossible with time that I have and energy level. Thinking to add from October at least one benchmark WOD to be done in a week, so that I would have guidelines for later comparison, but for September will not bother myself with that.

So, this is how my training week looked like. I think it is pretty intense. Next week will not be easier at all: living la vida loca ๐Ÿ˜‰

WOD 2nd August

So, as I am increasing intensity of my workouts and trying to workout more often, I am a bit worried at the same time if I am ready for that and if I can make it. you know….making two trainings a day and working out 6 times a week might be tiresome. Todays workout showed me some weakness of mine and also proved that it is much harder to push maximum every day than 3 times a week ๐Ÿ™‚

for warm up we had 20 burpees and ย our box challenge which was max. rep of shoulder to overhead – 75lbs. I wanted to make a lot, but made only 28reps and felt disappointed with myself because I know that I can make more than that. But 20 burpees just before that totally sucked my energy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

WOD1// 8 rounds /Time Cap 20mins.

  • 10KB swing – 53 lbs
  • 10 Toes to bar
  • 30sec. rest
  • Result: 15mins. And I realized that I suck at toes to bar and need to work on that, because I was able to make without rest just first round and then I had to break simply because I was not having good enough grip. I have to be able to make at least 30 of them non stop, so I will try to work on my technique and speed, as I spend too much time getting kipping swing.

WOD2// 8 rounds/ Time cap 20mins.

  • 60m. sprint
  • 5 box jumps – 31″
  • 5 release push ups
  • Rest 30secs.
  • Result: 8:54mins. For this I was not taking 30secs. rest, just time to go to the sprint was enough to recover as it was not that strenuous workout.

Then I was considering whether to do second training or not and decided to skip, come to the gym tomorrow, make my Give them steel training or two and then get back on Saturday for CF class.

WOD of 28th July – 1st August

So, last month of August started and I have been working out hard, though feeling that not as good as I could do. I feel that I somehow do not reach my potential and it is kind of frustrating. As usually, I do go to CF 3 times a week and I also try to do workouts from “Give them cold steel” either at home or in the gym. I liked Saturday’s Workout, because it was of 3 parts and AMRAP of 8mins.

AMRAP1:

  • 15 shoulders to overhead (75lbs)
  • 30 push ups
  • Result – 2+22rounds

AMRAP2:

  • 5 deadlifts (205lbs)
  • 60m broad jump (killer ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  • Result – 3+5 rounds

AMRAP3

  • 15 KB swing (53lbs)
  • 30 V-sits
  • Result – 4+6 rounds

I was glad that I don’t come to the first classes of the day, because then I can see what others have done and what I have to beat. And I am glad when there are results of some strong girls, because then my goal is to beat. So, I had one girl in mind making Saturdays WOD and then I took my Monday class at the same time when she had, because I wanted to know with whom I am competing and to have a “live” competition.

So, Monday we had again 3 AMRAP, just this time 10mins each.

AMRAP1:

  • 5 box jumps (26″)
  • 10 push jerks (75lbs) (I have to confess that this was the only AMRAP that I made lighter weight that my “competitor” ๐Ÿ™‚ I loaded 95lbs, but I don’t know why I was not even able to make a clean with this weight, probably had some fatique from weekend training, so had to go down on weights.
  • Result: 6+30 rounds

AMRAP2:

  • 15 knee squats
  • 15 pull ups
  • Result: 3+22 rounds (plus totally torn hands)

AMRAP3:

  • 30 KB SDHP (53lbs) (kettlebell sumo deadlift high pull)
  • 15 knees to bar
  • Result: 3+7 rounds

So, I managed to make all AMRAPS faster than the girl I was competing with, but I was never far in front and it is amazing feeling to have someone all the time breathing in your neck.

Today I decided to go hard and make two workouts, basically one after the other. It was hard, not only physically, but also psychologically, because second part I was making all by myself and it is really much more harder to push yourself being alone than being in a group. Simply the sight of others also working hard helps a lot. I also regretted for my first part that I have had “Avocado Devilled Eggs” for breakfast, it was not smart idea, especially because it was loads of cardio and I was feeling really heavy.

However, todays training had two WODs, one classical benchmark WOD (yuppie) and the other time challenge.

WOD1 – Fight gone bad

Five exercises, performed for one minute each, with one-minute breaks given after all exercises have been completed. This grueling five-station rotation is then repeated three times per person. You count total of reps, except rowing, where calories are counted.

  • Wallballs – 16lbs
  • SDHP (Sumo-Deadlift-High-Pull) – 45 lbs
  • box jump – 20″
  • Push Press – 45 lbs
  • row

Result: 330.ย ย I have so much more to improve with this one. Hardest part was wall balls, because I really felt those eggs being a bit upset in my stomach ๐Ÿ™‚

WOD2:

  • 400m. run
  • 40 release push ups
  • 20 abdos
  • 400m run
  • 30 release push-ups
  • 30 abdos
  • 400m. run
  • 20 release push ups
  • 40 abdos

Result: 11:27min.ย 

Then I took little break of 10-15mins. and made this workout of 3 parts:

6 rounds;

  • 2 Hang Power Cleans
  • 2 Power Cleans
  • 2 Cleans [squat]

rest 120secs between rounds

*no re-gripping on ground

Result: 95-95-105-105-110-115lbs.ย As Saturday I was not able to make clean to the shoulders to start doing press jerk I was a bit worried when started doing this WOD. But Saturday was Saturday and today is a new day. 95lbs were really light weight and I had no struggle at all with this weight. So, I kept adding little by little weights, so that I would be sure to lift them ๐Ÿ˜›

B]

For time;

Result: 16:59mins.ย My hands got ripped off again and there is nothing to be done about it.

C]

Result: no time, but lots of frustration. At around 75 double unders I was so exhausted and 200 seemed so far away that I almost started crying. I had to fight with myself to keep going, because I suck at double unders, because I was really tired, because I could not make more than 10 in a row without tripping. But little by little the number got bigger and I finished this WOD. It took me longer to make C part than to make B part, but I did finished it and then I could tap my shoulder for fighting until the end ๐Ÿ™‚ I think todays training ย pushed a lot my endurance and I will feel results later.

WOD 18th july

Yesterday i had my 3 consecutive day training of Crossfit and it is something that I haven’t done before. Remember when I had 2 days, day off, 1 day and it was definitely no good? So, having training 3 days in a row seems to be perfectly fine. I had no problema at all and did not feel tired and fatigued. Yesterday training was strengh training, so good oposition to cardio of the day before. I decided to tackle 105lbs barbell and I did not plan to finish on the same weight but I did. I think a lot mean that it was only me and the other gyy in the training session, so our couch was pushinh and supporting a lot. I did not aim for speed, I was aiming at perfecting my technique and working on eliminating my round back. Having said that:

WOD1:
9 power clean + front squat -105 lbs
400 m run
21 dumbell thrusters 35lbs each hand
12 power clean + front squat
400 m run
15 db thrusters
15 power clean + front squat
400m run
9 db thrusters

Time: 24:19min. It was super hard to make last set of cleans and after that to run those 400m. I was sooook tempted to cut some corner of my run that I had really motivate myself not to do it. The fact that I just managed to make 15 power cleans and front squats 80% of my body weigh definitely helped, so I finished the run ๐Ÿ™‚

WOD2 was more of my style and I was absolutely aiming for speed and making all exercises unbroken:
50 abdos
40 release push ups
30 air squats
20 burpees
10 Cousins 16lbs ball

Time: 6:30min. I waisted quite load of time trying to understand how to make last exercise, but finally I tackled it ๐Ÿ™‚

WOD 17th June

Are you good at double unders?

I am not, so I am glad that last week I decided to tackle that problem and
at least learned how to make single jump, double unders, single, double-unders. I am still not able just to
do double unders without having single jump in between. However, last week, I was happy when I managed to make 20 jumps without stopping. Guess what was the WOD of today? a million double unders….literally…I could choose to make single jumps, but decided to slay this dragon and better not to be the fastest but go with double unders…So, todays WOD:

Time cap 40mins:

  • 500 double unders
  • 1500m row (on 10th difficulty)
  • 150m over hear walking lunges (30lbs)

I did manage to fit into the time cap and made it in 37:37min. walking lunges were super hard after all these jumps and it was raining as crazy and we had to do it outside. Not to mention that I was already soaking wet when I arrived to the gym and obviously did even have a change of socks with me. But, as I always say: “C’est la vie”. I had to make back home anyway in the same pouring rain, so what difference does it make. It is still raining now ๐Ÿ™‚

For a finisher we had:

AMRAP 6 mins.

Result: 3 rounds. Finished just before time finished. Now I am limiting my rest intervals and try to go either unbroken for or rest 5 secs. After making a round, I took like 10-15secs. break. It really makes all the difference. I felt much more energized towards the end than at the beginning. I planned to make other WOD, but the Crossfit room was occupied, so I decided to save my energy for tomorrow training, as I am leaving tomorrow to visit my parents in law, so now I am kind of imitating Crossfit games with my training intensity. I tried to make a back squat yesterday holding Keven on my shoulders, but still not strong enough. Hopefully next week ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I would have reached 180 lbs of live weight. I am able to carry him around though pretty easily now ๐Ÿ™‚

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Monday mini training marathon

So, today I decided to push to the hardest and have two training of CF, one from my box and the other from internet, following typical 7km bike ride home and adding 400m swim at max effort. it was intense, but I really enjoyed it and I wasn’t that tired. I was checking my time in swimming a bit and have I had made 50m in front crawl style at ~50sec. and 50m. in breaststroke at ~60secs. I haven’t been swimming since winter, so I suppose my time is actually not good at all, but anyways…..

WOD1: AMRAP 11min.

  • 12 Wall Balls (16 lbs)
  • 6 box jump with WB (with ball in hands) (23″)

Result: 8+12 rounds. ย 

WOD2: AMRAP 11min.

  • 6 double KB swing (35lbs each hand)
  • 12 KB squat (same 35 lbs)

Result: 8+1 rounds.

That was WODs of my box. Then I took a short break and made the following WODs

WOD3:

  • 3 sets 3 reps;
  • Back Squat
  • rest 90secs between sets.

Result: 140lbs. Started with 115 lbs for first set, then made 135 lbs next set and 140 lbs last set. I was nice to push myself to go really low and then go up.

WOD 4:

30-20-10 reps;

Result: 13:10min. It took me time to figure out the best arm positioning for this WOD as I have never done power cleans with DB and definitely never done that with 2 of them ๐Ÿ™‚ But once I got it, it went much faster.

I was swimming in my sweat after finishing last WOD, but it was an amazing feeling knowing that I have pushed myself really hard and I felt pleased hearing others calling me a machine :))) I am not, but I would love to become really strong. Since I have moved to Quebec I don’t have that much pictures made with me, but I wanted to inspire my friends who want to workout, but don’t have enough will power or motivation. So, the other day, I took picture and posted it on my Facebook and the response was amazing. Everyone got crazy seeing how fit I became and wish they could do the same ย ๐Ÿ™‚

WODs 22nd and 23rd June + resume of the week

Myoh wow….I can’t believe that it has been a week since I wrote last time. It is not that I did not intended, I did, but I did not have time to sit down and collect either thought or recipes. The week has been really intense. On Sunday I went outdoors for rock climbing, first time in Quebec. The crag is super easy to reach if you have car, but not so easy if you don’t (my case). It was first outdoor experience for Nora and it was really fun to watch her exploring the forest. I was so happy to do some outdoors with my husband and dog, it is such an amazing fulfilling feeling. I love to see Keven climbing and it is really fun to climb with him. When we met, he had no idea what it is rock climbing and I had a pleasure of introducing him to this sport.

Here are some pictures from Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚



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From those pictures I noticed how much smaller my thighs became since I started doing crossfit and using bike and a mean of transportation. The thing is that I always had big thighs and ass, no matter how much physical activities I was doing, I remember that since I was maybe 9 years old when I was standing on the start position to jump into water for swimming ย competitions. Even when I was having swimming training 6 times a week for 2 hours every session, I was still bigger that other girls in my class. And now for the first time I start to be happy about how they look (not that I was worrying and having a complex all my life, but still…). Paleo food and Crossfit training made a big difference in my appearance and I love to have muscles almost everywhere.

On Monday I had CF workout, but it was group challenge and I got mixed up with numbers, so there will be
no results, but it was fun to work out in a pair with someone else, not just competing with others:) And they painted our room and renamed it ๐Ÿ™‚ Now it is called Black Box, instead of Crossfit Quebec. ย But it looks nice ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I had my regular average 40km a day bike ride, as I was going for a work, plus I combined it with some abs workouts ๐Ÿ™‚ On Thursday I also had short but intense rock climbing session in a gym and date with my Keven in a dog park ๐Ÿ™‚ (It takes about 30mins. to walk to a dog park as we don’t have a car, so it is nice 1 hour walk in total, but definitely needed for socialization of Nora).

Then I was dreaming about some weight lifting, because it has been long time since I lifted some weights
(OMG, before CF I never tried any weights and never intended to try). So, I was happy to come to gym on Friday morning and find out that WOD included deadlifts. I did not know how much I could lift with deadlift as I was always just choosing weights from given ones and last time I did my body weight that was 145 lb. This time I tried to lift 245lb, got it first time, so it is not my limit yet, however, for WOD2 I was using 215lb barbell. My result for WOD1 was 110lb, I tried to make 115, but could not ๐Ÿ™‚ Then for WOD2 I used 16lb wall ball and 215lb barbell and my time was 20:10 ๐Ÿ™‚ It was really hard to make those deadlifts from round 5, but the wall balls became really easy to do and before I was suffering doing them, so that means improvement. My legs were sore today because of 150 wall balls :)))) But, new day -new WOD ๐Ÿ™‚

This time I was not saved from running, had again do wall balls and some intense rowing. We were 8 people this morning (4 girls and 4 guys), so coach split us into two groups for 2 WODs. I quickly slipped into the first WOD group with guys for 2 reasons:

  1. I wanted more challenge and competition and girls did not seem to be that much challenging as young hockey guys ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. I wanted to postpone running as much as possible and I was not excited about that at all.

WOD1 took me 13:45mins and I finished 2nd (yoo-hoo) of all that done this WOD today and RXed it. ย I made squats with 2x25lb (very painful) and ย wall balls with 16lb.

WOD2 I did with 75lb barbell and it was great practise of squat clean, because I think I have done it only once before. My result was 3 rounds completed.

My body is really sore, so tomorrow I am having a day off and will see what Monday WOD will bring. I decided incorporate into my workouts swimming again and some running. My goal is to be able to run 5 miles without hating every minute of it ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I think I am gonna do running once a week and swimming ย twice a week ๐Ÿ™‚ I am really thinking about making CF games next year, as I missed this year individuals (I was not doing CF back then), so I want to be as fit as possible, but I don’t plan to have super intense training and work individually with coach, just mix all different sports and see where it will take me ๐Ÿ™‚