August 26, 2004
Posted by lauren at August 26, 2004 5:39 AM
Got up early this morning and spent a couple hours hiking at Devil's Lake. Came home and went to the local park and did 5 rounds of one bar muscleup/5L+5R bodyweight pistols, starting each round on the minute.
I somehow managed two consecutive bar MUs - not a clue how that happened but it was pretty cool.
I just moved to Birmingham, Alabama and was wondering if there were any other crossfiters in this area. If so, any advice on a gym around here would be great. Everything around here is 15,000 square feet of eliptical machines, tanning, and day care. I may have to resort to kettlebells in the backyard. Any help would be much appreciated.
Had some extra energy this afternoon, so after practicing Coach Sommer's chin lockoffs I worked up to a heavy Snatch: 125, up from 105! Still not within sight of bodyweight (165), but a satisfying improvement. 125 wasn't a max, either; I was having some difficulty catching it (shoulder flexibility, technique), but the pull and the squat were going just fine. I decided to leave 135 in the bank, since this wasn't a WOD.
The phantom rest day re-appears!
Did last sundays WOD
6 rounds of body weight bench press 165#
6 rounds of 10 pull ups
in 20 minutes
Ok, missed the last 3 WODs, so I decided to do my old traditional bodybuilding workout.
What a freakin' joke it was. It literally felt like a stroll through a park. 3 months ago, I was struggling and tired after the same workout.
After 3 months of xfit, I did this old routine with more weight than I left off, and didn't feel tired at all at the end.
I'm amazed. xfit works.
Thanks Coach and everyone else that contributes to this site. I've subscribed to the journal.