Saturday, February 25, 2012



Deadlift 155#
Handstand Push ups

My time- 14:57

I used a 15# plate and one ab-mat. The plate was definitely thinner than the bumper plates we have at PCF.  I'm hesitant to mark my time RX, cause of use of the plate... I did do the RX'd weight and I didn't modify the movement... I don't know, you be the judge.

Been in Florida for 2 weeks now and I'm truly starting to miss home. I wish I could take my Nanay back with me. I love being with her... all the crazy stuff that comes out of her mouth. I yearn for the friendly faces at PCF... the positive, encouraging environment that fosters amazing feats of fitness. I miss my bed, my french press coffee in the morning. I realize how comforting it is to be in surroundings that one is familiar with; I appreciate the 4 mile drive to the gym that I could do blindfolded. And the predictable SoCal weather is sorely missed.

While for the first week, it was fun to explore the unfamiliar territory of South Jacksonville, I found that there wasn't much novelty in what was found. Miles upon miles of shopping centers of fast food burger joints, pawn shops, and big box stores like Wal-Mart. The diversity is nil in Jax. Where are the brown, yellow, black people? Tacos? Nope, hardshell tacos from grade-school, maybe.

The good things here in Jacksonville: Everyone is so polite. Now mind you, polite is NOT the same as friendly. I think we need more manners in SoCal.

5 more days.

Oh, I miss my mom, too.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Man, I'm so behind

I have about 2 weeks worth of WODs that I have yet to log on here.

I am in Florida for the next 2 weeks and I have been lucky enough to have found a box, Strongpoint Crossfit, that has that same lovely feeling I have when I'm at PCF. Where everyone is friendly, supportive, having fun... Challenging programming without it being completely demoralizing... Coaching that is encouraging and constructive. The people at Strongpoint CF give a shit. And I felt that from the first email I got back from owner Ryan over a month ago.

Monday, February 13

Power Clean every minute on the minute for 10 minutes for load.  
“The Chief” – Five three minute rounds for reps of 3 power cleans (135# Men/95# Women), 6 push ups, 9 air squats.  Rest one minute between rounds.


My score: 224

Wednesday, February 15

Overhead Squat 3-3-3 -3-3


Workout of the Day:
Three rounds for time of:
275 153 pound Deadlift, 10 reps

50 Double-unders

My time- 6:12 
Was originally gonna do it 135# but happy I went with heavier weight. Just recently struggled with 3Reps @ 155# , so pleased I was able to do 30 reps. I'm super happy with my performance. I did this all by myself at Strongpoint, with Ryan encouraging me the entire time.  I collapsed in a sweaty heap, and I got that post WOD high that I'm addicted to :) 

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Out of order

For time:
50 Thrusters Front Squat (115/75)
25 Double unders for every break in thrusters (maximum 6 breaks)
7 Chest to Bar pull ups for every break in double unders (maximum 1 break per double under set)

My time- 10:23

3 Breaks so 75 DUs... Then 1 break in each DU set, so 21 Chest to Bars. 

This one had me sweatin'! My wrist was actin' a foo after just 17 front squats that I had to break. I guess I didn't warm up the wrist enough. I definitely want to re-do this one with Thrusters. 

OMG, it's 11:15PM and I'm craving pizza like it's no one's business. It's my hungry time of the month, usually when I'm ovulating. 

Friday, February 03, 2012

More substitutions

Workout of the Day:

Three rounds for time of:
50 Double Unders

75 Squats 

The squats were ridiculous!!! 225 is a lot of squats. My legs were killed. 

Again quite pleased with my time. Must be all that clean eating--- darnit! 

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Front Squat

Workout of the Day:
Resting 60 seconds between sets:
Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2

Got heavy round 5. 

Blogger is getting on my nerves.

This was HORRIBLE. I pulled it from the compiled list of bodyweight exercises from HQ, I did tweak it by adding the overhead portion to the lunge. 

I won't bore you with the details, but by the end of round 1 I was pretty miserable already. I'm glad to average about 5:15 a round. The walking lunge was gross, and I only used 5# dumbbells. I could hardly support the weight overhead cause my mid-line was taxed from the sit ups. 


Another World

Sumo Deadlift 3-3-3

10 Handstand push-ups Pistols
15 Burpees GHD Sit-ups
20 Kettlebell swings (53/35) Box Jumps 20"
25 Deadlifts (185/135)
100 Double unders
25 Deadlifts
20 Kettlebell swings Box Jumps
15 Burpees GHD Sit-ups
10 Handstand push-ups Pistols 

This was another WOD where I felt my clean eating. I'm super happy with my time. The deadlifts were tough. 50 reps total was very taxing and was the only thing that slowed me down. I got through the double unders pretty quickly, 3 sets of work. I haven't mastered bounding with a 20" box, but I think that's gonna come around in due time. 

I wasn't really gassed when I called time, I def had more gas in the tank.