Sunday, May 31, 2009

Great weekend

Figured out during today's workouts that my pull-ups have become really strong. Using the butterfly kip I can consistently touch the bottom of my boobs to the bar pretty easily. I thought c2b was way harder.

Nothing is better than jumping right into a swimming pool after a workout and then having a BBQ with great friends.

Gym and Swim

Taking turns hitting the tire at BTS and doing pull-ups in the Blauer's sweet garage gym in between dives into the pool.

This week I did a bunch of workouts. Here are two of them -

30 Muscle Ups for time -


Did the first 4 unbroken, then sets of 3 and 2 almost until the very end when I had to start doing singles. The first 15 took a few minutes. Oy!

Tried a CrossFit FootBall Workout:

30 body weight barbell squats (I used over body weight with 135#) They were unbroken easily.
200m sprint (track was about 300m)
30 burpees (horrible!)

About 5 minutes.

Started that all out by doing 11 OHS with 135. I only gave up because my wrist was kinked. I want to try that one again, get to 15 and then see just how heavy I can get up to for 15. I can do 18 with 125.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Too Damn Busy

I've been so busy. We wake up at 5am to get to the gym at 6. Most days we don't leave until 7:30pm. We're training all day long and most hours require me demoing movements in the first part of class - very exhausting after awhile especially at the end of a long day.

But, I love it. I've always wanted to be able to hang out in the gym all day and train great people.

Today I did some light snatches - 5 sets of 5 with 85#.
Yesterday I did "Elizabeth" with 95# cleans and ring dips in 13 minutes.
The day before I did more snatches - 3 rounds of 10 75# snatches and 30 GHD situps.

I can't wait to get my press up over 100 - it's sitting at 98 now.
My back squat is 225 and 215 for 3.
My deadlift has been stuck at 245 for months because I never do them.
Clean & Jerk is 150
My Nancy with 95 is fast but only because I can do the squats quickly and unbroken. My running IS getting better but I'll never love it.

I figured out how to do a muscle up from starting upsideown and piked on the rings. It's almost easier than strict muscle ups. Both are getting much, much easier. I can do 4 in a row now but I'm set on doing at least 7 in a row within a few months (with a full lockout at the bottom of each rep.)

Brendan is working on his iron crosses and back levers.. they're pretty freaking good already.

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks.
Some are from my mom and Baby Brothers visit from NYC and the others are from the qualifiers last weekend.