My gym is always creating new ways to make our fit lifestyle fun and challenging. Personally, I do not want the same boring exercises everyday. Its always great to spice things up a little bit. So, they introduced the Spring Challenge! I already do 4 WODs a week. That's a no brainer. Running 3 miles wont be too much of … Continue reading Its Time for a Challenge!
Most people are working towards living a healthy lifestyle, in terms of eating right and exercising. Because my goals have always been to gain instead of losing weight, I often hear "you can eat anything and you will be fine". That is not true at all. I realized I tend to eat too much sugar and bad food. I grab "easy" … Continue reading What to Eat….
It has been about one week since the 2018 Open concluded. I am very grateful I participated. I learned a lot about myself and my body. The open pushes people and tests people's abilities. It allows you to see what you need to work on and how you can become better. It was a fun yet … Continue reading Thank you 2018 Open
El día de los Deadlifts. For Time: 21-15-9 Deadlifts (95lbs) Hand Release Push-ups 21-15-9 Deadlifts (135lbs) 50 ft bear crawls 9 minute time cap As we come down to the last few WODs in the Open, everyone is starting to see their weaknesses and what needs work. In 18.3, I discovered that I seriously need to put … Continue reading Holy Deadlifts! Open 18.4
The core is essential in almost every aspect of CrossFit. It helps with balance and stability. Power and strength are engaged from your core. I constantly hear the coaches at the gym say “engage your core” with any movement I do. The core is not just your abdomen. It also includes your hips, back and … Continue reading Core, Core, Galore
One word to describe my initial reaction to the 18.3 Open WOD was "SERIOUSLY!" 2 Rounds for time of: 100 Singles 20 Overhead Squats (35lbs) 100 Singles 12 Chin-Over-Bar Pull-ups 100 Singles 20 Dumbbell Snatches (20lbs) 100 Singles 12 Chin-Over-Bar Pull-ups 14 Time Cap Those darn pull-ups. Pull-ups has been a skill I have been … Continue reading Weakness in a WOD, 18.3
On Thursday, like others in the CrossFit community, I sat and watch the announcement for 18.2. After completing 18.1, I was so excited and amped to see what was next. Once Dave Castro announced the full workout, my first thought was “yes, I’m pumped!”. However, 18.2 was quite a doozy. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps: Dumbbell squats and … Continue reading 18.2, I Came for You!