Not much longer until Globo Gyms start offering CrossFit-like classes

Or, hell, maybe they already do in some parts of the country.

Today I went to 24 Hour for the first time in a long time. And it felt dirty and fake. I went because I was out late last night and slept in. I spent my lunch at work doing some squats and second pull/shrugs (the bars are horrible there! No rotation!).

When I first got there I saw the usual people doing three sets of 10 reps, strange “ab” exercises and other random movements at a really slow pace with absolutely no range of motion. Then the CrossFit effect started to appear.

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WOD – 01.28.2013

Nice and long

Nice and long

Nice welt

Nice welt

What is more CrossFit: ripped blisters from pullups or shin scrapes from box jumps? I don’t know. I hate both. I think I hate torn hands more because of the shower factor. Sure, scraped shins hurt in the shower but NOTHING like a good hand tear. Those hurt.

Today I got my shin pretty darn good. We were doing 30 inch box jumps as part of the WOD and I got too quick with my rebounds and nailed myself. But you should see that box! I think I won…

I even had high socks on and they didn’t help at all, except they caught the skin so it didn’t end up on the floor…I included a few pictures and made them thumbnails so I don’t totally gross out anyone. Click of you want a larger view. And this is after ice, peroxide, a shower and about 2 hours after it happened. The good thing about shin scrapes is that they don’t impact the rest of the day. Blisters can bother you throughout the day but shin scrapes are OK after that first shower.

If this hasn’t happened to you either, 1. you haven’t been CrossFitting long enough, 2. you aren’t challenging yourself with a high enough box, or 3. you aren’t moving fast enough. If you are working your ass off and challenging yourself this is bound to happen. It is a right of passage. It is failure and it is weakness leaving the body. Embrace it when it happens. Ladies, if you really love CrossFit, say goodbye to those smooth perfect legs. You will be more proud of these anyway.

Today’s WOD was

Samson stretch, OHS w PVC, pushups, pullups and good mornings x2

Handstands and handstand walks. I took two “steps” today handstand walking. That’s right, new PR!

10-1 of:
Box jump

5×5 push jerk
6 EMOTM of 1 clean and 5 push jerk

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WOD – 01.26.2013


21-15-9 of thrusters and pullups.

On January 7th I did it in 5:52. Today I did it in front of 2 guys who trained under Greg Glassman in Santa Cruz and the 2nd fittest man in the world. And I folded like a cheap card table chair.

Today, not so much. I think the late in the day WOD, lack of hydration (my throat was BURNING after Fran today, must more than normal after a 10 min workout) and the over-worrying about my form killed my time. I was so concerned with be “no-repped” that I thought about my form too much and didn’t just kill it.

It took me 9:24 to complete Fran today. UGH! AWFUL! PISSED! I was no-repped on about 6 pullups. Matt Chan was there and I crumbled under the pressure as one time he was watching me do a thruster and I almost fell over because I was thinking about form so much. Fell over backwards…who the hell falls over backwards with weight racked in the front?!?!

It was brutal and I better do better tomorrow.

WOD – 01.24.2012

Rest day is sorely needed. 6 days in a row of working out, including one of those was a 2-a-day…need a rest.

A fun round the circle warmup where each person picks something to do for warmup and then we did 15 reps of that movement
Good mornings
Squat, hold and then press PVC overhead
Burpees (my pick, I love’em…)
Toes 2 bar

20 min AMRAP of
9 Deadlift
12 hand release pushups
15 box jumps

All sorts of ab work with a slamball: Russian twists, situps, leg extensions…painful stuff
At the end I did 4×5 of false grip ring rows

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