Going to my box never gets boring. These are just my workouts from this week:
And I'm not showing you the warm-up which is often running, and weights. After the workout I've been rowing 2000 meters to help prepare me for triathlon season. The pool isn't warm enough for me to swim in yet, but rowing is a full body workout, and really works my back and shoulders; muscles I'll need to get in a good powerful swim since that's where my strength lies. But if I was smart I'd be focusing on the run since that's where I am weakest.
All the activities I do at CrossFit make me a more FUNCTIONAL athlete. Today's workout was a LOT of shoulder, core, and back work.
We battled ropes!
We did lateral raises with 20# chains! And I KNOW lateral raises are great for swimming/kayaking because I did a TON of them in my training for Project Athena!
And we did sliders. When I first saw sliders on the workout, I thought of the purple discs that we used to use at Lifestyle Family Fitness. We used them when we did mountain climbers, so I was expecting something like that. Oh how wrong I was.
The CrossFit version of sliders means that you are putting your feet on weights, keeping a straight body, almost in a plank position, and you are using your arms ONLY to pull yourself across the floor. It hurt. A lot. Of all the exercises we did this week, this one was the toughie for me. It was super hard. Really pushed me. Though the 8 rounds of 100 meter all out sprints pretty much sucked, too. By today my legs were toast. For like the first time ever, I am looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.
We had the option to do 4 or 5 rounds of all the exercises. How many do you think I did? Ya, I did all 5, and then finished it up like I said, with a 2000 meter row. I'm feeling pretty much like a badass. I'm feeling like a crossfitter.
And if you've been following my journey on Instagram, you know how true the above statements are.
Gone are the soft baby hands after I ripped them open early last week.
And manicures? I laugh in the face of manicures. This is what my hands (and legs) looked like after today's workout.
And I LOVE it!!
How are your workouts going? How are you challenging yourself?