Dec 31, 2010

101 Push Press Challenge

I saw the CrossFit Love 101 Push Press Challenge on Facebook, and for some reason thought it would be a good idea?

Husband and I did it together, both at Rx weight -- 65# for me and 95# for him.

I took a video, but am *not* going to post it. My time was over 20 minutes. Mentally, I just wasn't prepared to take this one. I stomped around and bitched after finishing the first 25 or so, then decided I would just do sets of 5 PPs and do the 3 burpee penalty for dropping the bar after each set.

On the plus side, I attempted the challenge, and I did do all 101 push presses -- and actually did 1 extra. I plan to retest this in a few months, and will definitely do a better job of warming up and getting prepared mentally.

Dec 26, 2010

12 Days of Christmas

Hit this one up with my CF KoP peeps while visiting husband's family. (Check the link for a hilarious picture of me doing DB snatches)

12 Days of Christmas at CrossFit KoP
1 Deadlift (185/275)
2 Wall Ascents (6ft/8ft)
3 Ring Dips
4 Box Jumps (21"/25")
5 Med Ball Clean (14/20)
6 Clean and Jerk (75/115)
7 Toes to Bar
8 Burpees
9 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (55/75)
10 Wall Balls (14/20) to (9ft/10ft)
11 Thrusters (75/115)
12 DB Snatch 12L/12R 25/40

Results: 70:28

Deadlifts, clean and jerk, burpees and thrusters were all scaled due to my continuing (nagging) back injury. Everything else was Rx'd.

Weird about the burpees, right? Something about the part where you jump your feet back aggravates my QL muscle, so for many of them I stepped my feet back. Once I was nice and warm, in the middle and later days, I did jump my feet back on some of them.

I felt like I got hit by a truck after this. My core was wrecked, I think from the wall climbs and toes to bar -- don't do either of those with any regularity.

Best part of the WOD - watching a CF KoP superstar female athlete scaling the 8 foot wall. BAD. ASS. And her nickname is "Grans" -- love it.