September 4, 2010
Ahhh sweet rest. Had my first workout as a new resident of California yesterday...first time that I puked after a wod in over a year. Love this place.
That hockey gear video was AWESOME!!
"The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night." - Longfellow
Love that poem!
That quote is on the wall of the Oklahoma Sooners wrestling room.
Greatest crossfit Hockey video ever!
Awesome hockey video!!! I'm a big hockey fan so now I have to try this! haha
I've been waiting for a hockey related video, awesome stuff!
If I could only find some interested people out here to play hooverball, that looks awesome.
Great quote. Quite inspiring, and thought provoking.
Did the 95pound Thruster, Hang Clean, and High Pull workout from the other day
20mins as Rx'd
I've been playing hockey for 20 years, and squatting in skates? Impressive sir.
all of it in SKATES~that was great!
What a fun way to start my Saturday.
@3. Wow, does that mean you actually did a metcon? Rawhahaha
Great hockey video!!! Only in Canada eh?
Is squatting in skates really a good idea? Anyone familiar with Eric Cressey's research on unstable surface training?
CrossFit sri ram ashram,India
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:
Deadlift: 1 1/2 body weight
Bench press: body weight
Clean: 3/4 body weight
All three did clean and Deadlift as Rx.
Guttam-18:48(Body weight 60kg,he did 50kg Bench press )
Bachendra-32:32(Body weight 63kg,he did 60kg BP)
Ravi-27:24(BW 65kg,45kg BP)
So I went to the physio yesterday complaining of pain in my shoulders especially when I go overhead. He asked me why I do these exercises when it hurts me.... and I couldn't really come up with a good answer. I want to get good a snatches and jerks? I want to get a faster Fran time so I have to be able to do thursters.... ??. I want to do more workouts as RX??
I want to be in good shape so I can play with my kids??? Then why am I doing lifts that hurt me? Good question.
I am armed with rehab exercises and stretches and a new resolve to avoid stuff that hurts, put my ego away for a while and remind myself that although I enjoy the competitive aspect of crossfit, I am doing it for my own fitness.. not to injure myself.
So.. today I did Lydia, Linda's weaker, lighter, injured sister and avoided stressing my shoulders and wrists
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of
back squats 135#
assisted ring dips
2 pood USSR kettlebell swings
The workout was a success because at the end I was tired but not hurting.
Rx Linda would have been
270 lb deadlift (my 1 rep max is 250)
180 lb bench press (my 1 rep max is 135)
135 lb squat cleans.. I could do one round of this but then it would go bad real quick.
Not only hard on my body, but impossible.
Is there any woman my size that can do this as RX? Rebecca Voight did an impressive job at 150lbs.
Lots to address in that post, but I'll just hit one note. As a 50yo, washed up, blockhead, ex-football player with lots and lots to lose if I get injured, there are a bunch of things that hurt when I do them, but I'm not hurting myself. Where do your shoulders land on this spectrum?
My 20th officially logged WOD:
Made up WOD from Wed 20100829 (see details there)
Errr, make that SUNDAY 20100829
I will start squatting and CFing in my skates. Duh. Can't believe I didn't think of this earlier. Thanks for the video!!! The game of hockey is very close to a CF WOD. One minute HARD, one or two off. and over and over......
That hockey gear video was most excellent!
I, at 48, and like bingo, have issues with several body parts. I refuse to be washed up and fight it every step of the way. Some exercises. hurt my body as well. I have learned what to avoid and found subs for them. As it as been mentioned here many times by many quaility athletes, it is you vrs you. Find the exercises that promotes your fitness. Hang in there Julie, after all you are only 40. It does not get any easier, just more challenging.
Just a note on KStar's mobility wod. His program has really started to help my joints, aches and pains feel a whole lot better. I have better mobility. I am working toward better flexibility, which will help my work outs.
On that note....Linda today
Paced rounds down to 7, all sets broken (2 sets).
At 6 all rounds unbroken.
KStar Mobility wod for 20 minutes.
Will do more mobility tonight.
We made up Linda today, with our scaled versions.
Julie Platt-I like your attitude. Good creative substitute for Linda, and a great time too. I strongly agree, put the ego aside and be strong and healthy. Good luck with the PT.
RE to #19:
Julie, when you've got a spare moment or two, go ahead and check out the CF discussion boards, topic "Are There More Injuries in Crossfit?" and look at post #16...or all of them :^)
Key word: p-r-o-g-r-e-s-s-i-o-n ;^)
Yep, will have to make up Linda today. I hope this latest trend of Wods with only weights doesnt continue though. All that gymnastic stuff is still way more challenging for most, especially muscle ups. And what about sprinting? And dumbbells, we haven't used them in a while. I'm not complaining, don't get me wrong, I've liked the last couple of workouts. It's been only a lot of barbells lately though.
I'm curiosu to know which is more important when doing the WOD's. In many cases I'm able to complete the wod as rx'd, but with a despicable time. In some case closer to an hour than anywhere near the 10-30min range like most of these other CF'ers.
I'm wondering if it would be better for me to lower the weight in some cases and be able to do the exercises at the increased speed, or is it better for me to just do the rx'd weight since I'm able to and eventually my speed will increase?
I made up a great bodyweight WOD yesterday and it KILLED ME. Here it is if anyone wants to try it: 10 rounds for time of
10 box jumps with burpees
10 L pullups
10 pistols with a reverse crunch.
When you do the pistols, let yourself roll back onto the floor into a reverse crunch position, then thrust yourself forward onto 1 leg in the pistol position and push yourself up on that one leg. Alternate legs each time so it is actually 5 reps for each round of pistols. This is a great mobility workout and if you feel tight and sore from all of those barbell workouts, this will definitely help loosen you up.
2 PRs from yesterday and today. After the split jerk WOD, I did Annie in 6:58. Last time was about 14 minutes.
Today, after 5 x 5 back squat, I did Fran in 4:58. Last time I did Fran it was 7 minutes.
James Grunewald - best advice I ever got on here was this quick rule of thumb: scale the WoD (if its a MetCon chipper) so that you can do it in under 30 mins. Otherwise, if you can keep the weights as rx'd (and be under 30 mins), then do so.
The exceptions to that are most of the Hero WoDs - they're just meant to be dealt with on their own terms.
This obviously doesn't apply to heavy days (5x3, or 7x1, etc.) and may or may not to a mono-structural event (5K run - sort of, 10 K run, nope).
But generally speaking, keep it under 30 mins for a MetCon (with rx'd weights if possible) and eventually, the numbers will get where you need them to and (I believe) you'll find that you'll make strength gains simultaneously.
As you start paring down times, however, there will be a need for some focused "speed" work and scaling to really ratchet intensity up and times down, but that's probably a ways off.
Re the article - I hadn't distinguished between the net and the web previously, and had not understood that aps work via the net but not the web.
I had asked a question in my previous post that was deleted, I'll re-ask the question (I do this kind of rephrasing for my wife when we're having an argument and I remember that given her sensitivity the way I express myself is as important as what I have to say):
Does this comments page qualify as social media? If not, why? What (from a computer/web/net taxonomical point of view) is this comments page? - I ask because I'm ignorant of these things, and it's very important for me to understand where you're coming from so that I can help you understand where I'm coming from, and what I need from you, then I can give you what you need from, and baby, you know I love you.
This page is a blog.
Split Jerk WOD, details there.
And if there was such a thing as a Crossfit ap it would pipe crossfit directly to my device without me having to access it through the web? Is that right?
Not sure, since the source of the CF info would still be a blog on the web, no?
thinking of getting a 20 lb vest to workout in now. Any advice or good places to buy one?
Mobility workshop at Crossfit Nordic with Jami.
Alright, who's gonna be the first wack job to do that hockey gear workout in full goalie gear? I guess it'd be pretty hard to grip the pull-up bar or barbell with a catching glove on so I'll make an exception to the full goalie gear statement and say, you're allowed to use regular hockey gloves. But I still want leg pads, chest protector, and goalie helmet. 3,2,1 GO!