Remember when I was complaining about my hands after CrossFit on Wednesday? Umm… clearly I didn’t know what I was talking about then because – after today’s workout? – ouch. It’s going to be a couple of days before I’ll be able to grip anything tightly again (TWSS?).
Today’s WOD was heavy on the grips. Step-ups with dumbbells, ring rows, rope climbs, toe to bars… grip. grip. grip. You know you’re in deep when you release your hand from the bar, only to have the hand stay stuck. Fun, but brutal.
My new favorite move is the toe-to-bar. My abs are still sore from Wednesday’s WOD, so this one was extra fun. Your main goal was to hang from the bar in hanging position (just as you would hang before the start of a pull up), then use your core to bring your toes to the bar. It reminded me of something we would do playing on the jungle gym at recess as kids. It definitely requires some flexibility since you’re folding into yourself (and some core strength), but it’s also fun to feel like you’re a kid again.
A new not-so-favorite move is the robe climb.
Umm.. yeah, I couldn’t quite nail that. In my head I was comparing it to the aerial silks I’ve had the pleasure of climbing in the past (I really needed to do that again – so much fun!), but it wasn’t even close to being the same. First of all, the rope burns your hand and it’s all upper-body strength and my upper-body is just not there yet. I attempted one climb, but didn’t get too far. Instead, I stuck with the given alternative (single ring rows) for the bulk of the WOD.
Total time for 7 rounds of:
- 7 single ring rows
- 7 push-ups with claps (or my version – which was more like the hands criss crossing while in the air)
- 7 t2b (toe to bar)
The “25” was my dumbbell weight for the step-ups during the skill set at the beginning.
Man, I’m glad that WOD is over. At least I know I’m building up some lovely callouses to protect my hands in the future. 🙂
I re-fueled after CrossFit with a bowl of oats.
In the mix:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup water
- scoop of vanilla whey protein
- chia seeds
- almond butter
A little something to make you smile this Friday.
I die! I die! I know the video is old, but Derek just showed it to me on Wednesday and I kept watching it on repeat – HILARIOUS! Here’s the copy that goes with the video:
These people were always finding water all over their pool deck and furniture every time they came home after being away for a few hours. They thought the neighborhood kids were watching for them to leave, and using the pool. However, they could never catch them doing it. So they set up their video cam and left. This is what they discovered.
I always wondered if I taped Maddie when I wasn’t home, what I would discover her doing. Probably just sleeping on her favorite spot on the couch, but it’s fun to play make believe. In my head she knows how to turn the music on and has a big ole dance party in the living room. Maddie can break it down when she wants to. 😉
What do you think your pets are up to when you’re not home?