Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Alison Really Hates Pull-Ups

Tuesday, 24 March

WOD: 10 Rounds for Time

3 Weighted Pull-ups (45lbs)
5 Deadhang Pull-ups
7 Kipping Pull-ups

Oh yeah, this was a fantastic workout. And by fantastic I mean painful and humiliating. Ok, not really humiliating. So basically since I can't yet do real Pull-ups, I did 10 rounds (and oh yes, I stayed until I finished them all) of 5 Negative Pull-ups and 10 Pull-ups with my good mint-flavored friend, the Blue Band, who I will now refer to as Ol' Blue. For some reason, Ol' Blue smells like Thin Mints, which is kind of motivating. Surprisingly, I managed to do all the Pull-ups with Ol' Blue and did not have to move up to the Green Band (which, coincidentally, does NOT smell like Thin Mints). I don't know how long it took me, but I am sure it was over 30 minutes. In fact, we decided not to do it for time because we had to share bars. Even then it took so long that midway through, the workout was changed to "As many rounds as you can before the end of class." Overall, it was good Pull-up practice. I still can't feel my forearms.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Welcome Back to Crossfit, Alison

Monday, 23 March

WOD: For time 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

KettleBell Alternating Shoulder Press
Wallball Subs
Box Jump
Pull-Ups
Deadlift 135lbs

Used 20 lb KBs for the Shoulder Presses. I did them ok, but really struggle with my left arm. I have little control over it and it is not as strong as righty. I hope doing things like tis improves it. Did the Wallball Subs with 20 lbs as well. Used the 24 inch box and the blue band for all the Pull-ups. I did both of those pretty well. Did 115 lbs for the Deadlift and didn't have any problems. My time was 29:20.

Monday, March 23, 2009

She's Baaaack!

Ok kids, I know I haven't posted since last Wednesday. No excuses. Let's catch up.

Saturday, 21 March and Sunday, 22 March

Rest days. Actually, we helped our friend move to a new house and then packed our own stuff up in preparation for our move next weekend. Lots of lifting, but it was a much needed break. Ready to get at it today.

Friday, 20 March

WOD: Hoover Ball

We played for 2 hours. Afterwards, I was freakin' tired. The balls were 8 and 10 lbs, then 6, 8, and 10 lbs the second hour when there were more people.

Then we drank beer.

Thursday, 19 March

WOD: As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes

5 Pull-ups
Traveling KettleBell Swings
15 Squats

I did the Pull-ups with the blue band with no problem. The Traveling KB Swings are horrible. I did them with 25 lbs. It was really rough. So rough, in fact, it made the air squats hard to do. Meh. I did 5.5 rounds.