Thursday’s WOD

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This was my 9:30 am working out this morning:

WOD (Workout of the Day)

Warm Up:         Coaches Choice

Mobility:            8 Minutes

SWOD:               Back Squat 77% 5 Reps For 5 Min EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute)

 2 Min Rest

 1 Snatch Grip DL + 1 Power Snatch +

 1 Hang Squat Snatch OTM For 15 Mins

 *Adjust weight as needed

WOD:                 6 Min  AMRAP (As Many Reps/Rounds As Possible):

18 Wall balls 14 lbs

14 KB (Kettle Balls) 26 lbs

10 Burpees

I am a runner!  As a freshman in high school, I started running.  With the exception of recovering from injuries, over the past 30+ years, I never stopped feeding my addiction to the endorphin rush (runners high).

Running keeps me fit.  I feel jubilant when I run.  When I run I know I can do anything.  So last summer my friend Tee urged me to try CrossFit with her. Thanks so much Tee for the invite!!

Since July 2012, CrossFit is becoming somewhat of an addiction to me.  I go five days a week and love every minute of it!!

During the summer, I typically run between seven and ten miles,  five or six days a week!  Over time, I think CrossFit could surpass my running fixation.

Lol!  I never thought this was possible.

CrossFit challenges me every day, but much different from running. It is the perfect combination of cardio and strength training and provides me with the opportunity to achieve optimum fitness.  Last year, I was amazed at how much CF improved my running.  I ran faster and longer and improved my times.

The terminology of CF is my first challenge.  I walk in the door, look at the posted WOD and feel like a dummy because I don’t know what I read.  I am getting better, but still have a ways to go.

Second:  figuring out what the workout of the day (WOD) is.  Some days I ask for translation.  Other days I just wait for instructions.

Then it’s figuring out the weight measurements, so I know exactly how much I’m lifting.

Next I try to perfect my form and finally pushing through the warm ups, mobility, and finally getting busy with the actual WOD.  Some days bring on fatigue before I even start the work out. Ha! Ha!

The rest of the workout involves and requires resilience, determination, balls–yes, I said that, will, and belief in yourself.

If you want or need to get fit, I encourage you to first, see your doctor, then register for a Crossfit class near you.  In CF, you will find diversity.  Young, old, older, men and women of all shapes and sizes.  You don’t have to be fit to take CF.  I repeat, you don’t have to be fit to take CF.

A combination of three classes per week and a balanced diet will give you amazing results.   To help you out, I’ve posted a few interesting and informative links.

Your body is the only body you have, cherish it!

Further Reading

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/what-is-crossfit.html

http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/03/01/a-beginners-guide-to-crossfit/

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/information/crossfit.htm

http://www.eatcleandiet.com/what_is_the_eat-clean_diet.aspx#.Ufh7dhz3IrM

Thanks for visiting!

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