Fitness Tuesday

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Thursday

The workout today was actually two mini-workouts. We started with a repeat of the workout you do on your first day.

  • 500m Row
  • 40 Air Squats
  • 30 Sit Ups
  • 20 Push Ups
  • 10 Pull Ups

Unfortunately the computer didn’t save my time and I don’t remember what it was.  Then we did a harder version.

  • 1000m Row
  • 40 Squats 85#
  • 30 Sit Ups
  • 20 Push Ups
  • 10 Pull Ups

The class before us had the women just using a bar instead of 85# on the squats.  We asked if our trainer wanted us to do that.  He informed us that we were the 6:00 class and therefore infinitely tougher than the 5:30 class and to put the weight on the bar.  We rolled our eyes at him but I was surprised that it wasn’t that hard to do it 40 times.  I did that one in 11:20.

Tuesday

It is Spring Cleaning Week.  That means that there are no regular workouts this week.  It is a rest week for everyone and there are classes focusing on mobility and stretching.  I went to one this morning focusing on stretching with bands.  It started out nice and easy with good deep stretches.  I knew it was too good to be true.  By the end we were doing variations on putting the bands around your waist and running sprints and patterns with another person pulling you back.  We were dripping sweat by the end.  I guess that’s the CrossFit version of “We’re going to take a week off with no workouts.”  The last drill we did used two blocks on the floor about 20 feet apart.  You started in the middle of them and had to go touch one and then the other with a person holding the band around your waist to hold you back. You had 45 seconds.  I was working with 2 women who are fairly new.  I think they both started in the last month.  One touched each of them 7 times and the other did 8 times.  I did it 11 times.  Sometimes it is good to compare yourself to people who haven’t been doing this forever.  I’m the wimpiest person in my class so I forget a lot that I really am getting in shape.