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Crossfit bliss 
16th-Aug-2010 11:43 am
I am feeling absolutely amazing today. Rolled out of bed and showed up for my Crossfit class super-sleepy. A jog around the block woke me up, more or less.  The warm-up would have killed me a few weeks ago.  How do you like this:

10 x pullups (I use a kind of a rubber band to reduce the weight i am lifting - but today was the first day I was able to do all pullups with no stops or fails)
10 x kettle pushups (pushups while holding to "kettle weights" instead of the floor - just different muscles, I suppose)
10 x PVC overhead squats(squats don't sound bad till you try to do them right)

all that three times = warm-up.

And then today was my first back squats day: real bar on my shoulders, full squats. I am super-conservative any time my back is involved and I could do much more than I was, but it was totally amazing. This little Brazilian girl maxed out at 170lb! I did 53... sad, eh? But when they made me go all the way down into a squat, things still got complicated nonetheless!

After that - a long cash-out, lots of bends and twists with a light barbell on my shoulders. I feel glorious!
Comments 
16th-Aug-2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I will be careful about challenging you in arm wrestling in the future.
16th-Aug-2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
I, on the other hand, will now consider her a worthy opponent! ;)
16th-Aug-2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
yay crossfit. I didn't get up in time for it, 6:30 is HARD, I would have needed to roll out of bed when the alarm first started going off. So I went home, did 3x10 burpees, went for a run down the road and up the hill (had to walk 2/3 of the hill, sad) and back again, then another 3x10 burpees. Yay burpees!
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