Dottir

I’m a CrossFit Games junkie.  When I started CrossFit I just happened to wander into a class that included a reigning Games senior (60 years old and over) champion.  Every morning the first thing we did was a 1/4 mile […]

Fitness Tuesday

Tuesday We started out with 5 sets of 2 deadlifts.  That is bar from the ground to waist height.  I did 175 lbs. The workout was: 5 minutes of rowing.  Record the calories burned. 4 minutes of box jumps 3 […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday We ran 400 m for a warm up.  I had a plan.  I was going to stay with one older lady in my group.  It worked but she was going at a pretty good pace.  I found out later […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday We started with back squats. That is where you put the bar on your shoulders behind your head and squat. We did 4 sets of 8. I did 105 lbs. Bench press was next. We did 4 sets of […]

Fitness Tuesday

I see articles all the time about how Crossfit is going to kill you or at the very least maim you. I have an injury that I’ve never seen mentioned in all the articles. On Tuesday the workout contained 200 […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday Sooooo sooooore! We did lots of leg work on Tuesday and there was more today. We did front squats. That means holding the weight under your chin and squatting. I did 4 sets of 6 at 85 lbs. Then […]

Fitness Tuesday

Tuesday We warmed up with a 800 m row and then lots of stretching because we were all pretty stiff from earlier in the week. We spent some time working on handstands. There are two handstand moves in Crossfit – […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday Our warmup was with partners.  One person rowed 200 m while the other was in a low squat and then we switched.  The next round was 200 m row/plank hold and then 200 m row/sit ups. We did 4 […]

Fitness Tuesday

I spent the rest of last week in Vegas and Utah. My only exercise was walking. There was a lot of walking and some of it was uphill. I figure I was averaging at least 6 miles a day. I […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday We started with back squats in sets of 6-4-3-2-1. I went from 85-125 lbs working on full range of motion. Then we did strict overhead presses. That’s harder because you can’t use any momentum to get the bar moving. […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday We started with 2 rounds of a 250 m row, 20 air squats, 10 sit ups, and 5 pushups for a warmup. We did an ab workout series. We did 10 GHD sit ups every minute on the minute […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday We did back squats and bench press. Bench press is my weakest lift. I did 80 lbs max. The person I was lifting with who I can outlift on everything else by a significant amount did 90.  That’s probably […]

Fitness Tuesday

Tuesday night I went swimming with the husband that night.  I mostly just played around since I had already worked out that morning. Thursday We worked on snatch lifts this morning.  That’s from the floor to overhead.  I was feeling […]

Fitness Tuesday

Tuesday We worked on back squats. We did 6 sets of 6 so we didn’t go super heavy. Even at a lighter weight I was feeling sort of weak. I only went up to 125. Then we did bench press. […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday We worked on pull ups which I can’t do but which always makes my back muscles sorer than anything else. The workout afterwards was 3 minutes of: 3 Power Cleans – I did 75 lbs 6 push ups 9 […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday These were swimming days.  Thursday was pretty normal but then I talked to my father about a mutual friend who swims 100 laps several times a week.  I believe I’ve mentioned my unfortunate tendency to competitiveness.  […]

Fitness Tuesday

I went swimming again a few times this weekend. I worked on upping the number of lengths I do in the breast stroke. I passed the husband again which made him switch from the breast stroke to freestyle to go […]

Fitness Tuesday

I had a swimming breakthrough this week. Last Tuesday I was swimming laps with the husband. I usually do 3 lengths of backstroke and then one of breaststroke. I have to start the breaststroke from the deep end so if […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday We worked on snatches – bar from hips to overhead. The weight was fairly light to work on form. I did 65 lbs. After that we did two sets of 500 m rows with a 3 minute rest in […]

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday and Sunday Swimming before leaving for Thanksgiving and then more swimming on Sunday. I’m doing better at swimming forwards. I can do a breaststroke for a full length now without drowning. I haven’t been brave enough to try a […]