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I just got home from working out at Crossfit Virtuosity in Brooklyn. What is Crossfit? You can take a look at their site and many videos for Crossfit Games on YouTube. Think of it as old school running, jumping, gymnastics, weight lifting, rope climbing, chin ups, etc. The weight could be a kettle ball, bar, sand bag or tire. This is what today’s workout looked like:
We lined up and run across the giant Williamsburg warehouse gym with high knees, butt kicks, suicides, then crawling stretches. This is followed by a skill lesson, today was deadlift. We do all the Olympic lifts, snatch, clean and jerk, along with the squat, deadlift, and press. I suck at the power lifts, power is not my best attribute. On Sunday I did my first real deadlift workout to find my one rep max. At 118 pounds, me, I deadlifted 205 pounds, the weighted bar. I felt pretty freakin awesome.
Back to today. We lined up on the platform with a 95 pound bar, deadlift 5 reps, then the next person goes. After all 5 people lift (that is how many were on my platform) we add 20 pounds. We made it up to 5 reps of 155 pounds before running out of time. Our strength work is done. Then comes the met-con or metabolic conditioning. This stuff kicks your ass. I probably could have cried when I finished, this is so much harder than running fast intervals on the indoor track. We set the weight to .8 of where we finished our set of 5, which is 125 pounds. One person at a time, as fast as possible does 5 reps of the 125# deadlift then 10 burpees. This whole thing is repeated 5 times as fast as possible. I am decent with the metcons due to my endurance abilities but I am not very strong, yet. I was a slow, it took me 6 minutes and 47 seconds to do 5 rounds. My partner did hers in 6:30 but she also lifted 108 pounds instead of 125. The men were faster yet.
To see what it looks like you can click on the link of this highschool (?) student.
This month we are doing the Paleo Challenge. Thirty days of no grain, legumes, dairy, sugar, alcohol. We eat just vegetables, fruit, seeds, fish and meet. Yes there are before pictures, maybe you will see a before and after. But only if my running times get faster as I get stronger. That is the ultimate goal.
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