Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PR week

4 sets of
400 meter run
50 airsquats


This is one of the workouts that I've been pretty stuck with for the past 3 or 4 weeks.  I got a PR on it a while back of 12:01.  Since that time I've been posting times of 12:29, 12:48, or in that range.  Not getting anywhere close to that PR.  This morning I beat it.  By 4 seconds, but hey I'll take it.  I was beginning to think maybe I messed the workout up when I made that previous PR.  One major thing I didn't do this morning is a longish running warmup.  Before I was running about a mile.  Today I ran 1/4 then did some mobility warm up drills to loosen up the hips.  I've been hearing a lot from crossfit people in interviews saying they don't stretch.  Personally, I think people that don't stretch are probably really flexible already.  I am not.  I am probably the least flexible person I know.  I am going to start working on stretching daily on my off hours.

I forgot to mention that I got myself a dandy new jump rope for doing double unders.  I have been practicing them everyday since I got it.  They are really hard.  Today I got 5 double unders in a row.  I'm pretty stoked about that.  I think hitting 10 will be a big milestone.  After that I'll be shooting for 50.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Time for A Gym

Benchmark Workout
13 divebombers
20 burpees
50 airsquats
3 rounds for time


That time is a new PR for me.  Always nice to hit one of those especially after doing it for so long.  PR's can be hard to come by.  Especially now that I am getting up at 5:20am to do this.  As I said previously, I really enjoyed my going to the crossfit box.  It's too bad that I can't keep going, however that doesn't mean I can't still do a lot of the things I did there.  Mainly lifting heavy weights.  Prior to going there the last time I lifted was probably 10 years ago, maybe more.  It felt really good doing that.  So I have decided to join LA Fitness which happens to have a really nice facility just a few minutes away from my office.  We even get a deal through the company were they will waive the $99 initiation fee.  I plan on doing that on Monday.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

No More Box

The Suck
100 hang clean squat thrusters with 15lbs dumbbells
5 burpees every 60 seconds

time: 9:52

I haven't done this workout in quite a while.  Why?  Because it sucks.  This is one of those workouts I really hate doing.  That being said.  It sucked a little less today.  I finished it a full minute faster than my previous PR and was able to walk around for a minute before collapsing.  I think I'm going to have to move the 20 minutes of burpees workout into the top spot of workouts I hate doing.

The groupon I had for the crossfit gym or "box" as they are called in the crossfit community ran out on Monday.  I enjoyed my time going there tremendously.  However, my schedule just won't allow me to make a commitment like that 3 days a week.  I am strongly considering joining LA Fitness.  There is one just a few minutes down the road from where I work.  I visited there yesterday.  It was probably the nicest gym I've ever seen.  Plus we get a deal from the company to waive the initiation fee.  I would love to be able to compete in a crossfit competition by the end of the year.

Monday, February 10, 2014

First Open WOD

Open 12.3
18 minute AMRAP
15 box jumps
12 shoulder to overhead
9 toes to bar

5 rounds and 7 reps completed

This was my first official crossfit open workout.  I was almost positive that I wouldn't be able to do the toes to bar part.  That is when you hang from a pull up bar and bring your toes all the way up and touch the bar.  This was a tough workout, but it felt great.  I am really enjoying myself at this crossfit box.

I saw an interesting and rather damning video on youtube today regarding how facebook works with their whole "like" system.  To be honest, I don't fully understand the "like" thing and why anybody would pay money to facebook to get more likes in the first place.  According to this video, however, there appears to be some shenanigans afoot.  This could spell big trouble for facebook.

Check it out: