Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Evening workout and form work

Even though I got up at 4:30 am and went to the 6:00 am class I didn't workout. My friend Jae was there with her 2 boys and I kept them occupied while she did am class workout. Then we had 3 new people, all over 50, come so I helped them learn the movements. I was glad to do it... just missed the am workout.
After Jerimiah got off work we headed back to the gym to drop in on Craig's class. It was us and 3 other guys. Jerimiah and I worked out in shifts so we could switch off holding Jada.
Tonights workout was:
  • 7 rounds for time
  • 10 SDLHP
  • 10 Dips

I used 47lbs for SDLHP. Dips were done on Parralettes with both feet on the floor. My time was about 10 min. I forgot to write it down and Craig hasn't posted all the times on CrossFit Tulsa yet.

My SDLHP felt off balance. Afterwards I discovered the bar was plated unevenly. My darling Jordan helped me put the plates on my bar. I didn't even think to check the weights of the small plates she used. On one end she had put a 5lb plate and the other end a 2.5 lb plate. It wasn't much of a difference, but it was just enough to make it a bit interesting. Got to love little helping hands.

I knew my SDLHP need a lot of work, so I had Jerimiah take video of me so we could focus on my form. I'm posting it here. We've already worked and made some corrections, but maybe your eye sees something ours didn't catch. And don't worry. There's no spandex.

Tell me what you think.

Happy 4th of July... belated

No workout news yet today....

Just got this link in my email and wanted to share...

Puts life into perspective.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Today I'm only half an Angie...

Today's WOD:
  • Angie
  • 100 pullups
  • 100 situps
  • 100 squats
  • 100 pushsups

Didn't make it to the gym. I baby sat for my best friend while she went to the Dr. By the time she got back it was too late to make it to a mid-day class at CrossFit Tulsa. By the time I got home, Jada fed, and everyone down for a nap I only had 20 min to workout before I had to get ready for work. Changing into comfy clothes took some of that. I knew I wasn't going to get it all done, but would do what I could. No warm up... just crank up some music and 3,2,1...

Did 100 squats, 100 situps. Had to break them up into sets towards the end. Did some pushups but lost count.

I'll make Jerimiah put me through something with pushups and pullups tomorrow to make up for it.

Looking forward to an interesting evening at work. I may or may not be working there after tonight.. we'll see.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Today I was lucky enough to work out with Jerimiah's 6:00 am class. The workout was quick and dirty.
  • 3 rounds
  • 10 squats
  • 15 situps

I added a 500m row at the end.

My squats were done with 15 lb front squats. All of my sets were unbroken. I was thinking of raising my weight for my squats but since I'm still working on form in front squat I didn't want to push it.

This workout is nice becuase it can be left as is for begginners or weighted for more experienced with heavier squat weight or subbing Knees to Elbows for situps. Yes it's quick and dirty.

Sit ups were pretty easy for the amount I did during warmup and during the WOD. I think I'll start working on the GHD situp next time.

Consistency is getting to be an issue with me. I've found that life has a bad way of throwing twists and curves to interrupt workouts. While my effort and intentions to workout are getting better, some days it just doesn't happen. There was one night I was stopped in the middle of my run by a neighbor in crisis.

I try to work out a home to save gas going to the gym, but I get more un interruped time if I'm away from home and unavailable. So getting to the gym is heading to the top of my to do list each day. And rest days will be fun days to take the girls on nature walks or something active.