Saturday, January 24, 2009

Very Un-scientific

Week three of training 3x a week at The Cell in Perth is done! I cannot tell if I've made major gains and of course, knowing me, I expect to see them already. I'm impatient what can I tell you? It's typical for me for things I really care about - progress in Crossfit is no different!

Clothes are starting to get a bit baggy in the bum. A little looser in the waist, chest and arms. My partner is always pinching me in various places for fun - "pinching" fun of my various areas of zee body that I would prefer not to have a pinch - abdomen, upper arms and backside. Although it got me thinking and very unscientifically I can attest that the "pinchability" of my arm flesh is getting smaller and smaller! Here is my very unscientific proof (mostly to myself) that the thickness of the flesh that is pinchable is getting smaller - Whoo hoo!

Another small change I've noticed is the emergence of my arm veins. You might not think this is such a big deal but it is to me! My whole life, every time I've gone to give blood, especially with an inexperienced nurse, I come out black and blue as I have deep veins. They usually poke around in my arm crook forever and I end up with big bruises after several attempts to find my veins! So I'm very pleased to see these blue beauties "arising" to the surface! YIPEE!

So what else happened in week 3?

I learned how to do a back squat, knees to chest (tried for elbows and just couldn't manage...yet!) and I'm getting much better at handstand push ups. Oh! And I have officially "graduated" from the purple elastic band to the blue for pull ups!

Monday WOD:
As Many Rounds As Possible in 15 mins of
15kg Overhead Squat - 10 reps
Knees to Chest - 5 reps
Hand Stand Push-ups (purple/blue bands) 3 reps
8 rounds!

Wednesday Workout:
2 rounds Crossfit Warm up
Back Squats 5-5-5-5-5 - 35kg
Sorry no photo so I'll have to get one done soon!

Friday's workout:
For time:
20 Handstand Pushups (Purple and blue band)
30 Pull Ups (purple band)
40 12kg Kettlebell Swings
50 Sit Ups
35 Burpees
Time: 16:26

Ooooh how I LOVE burpees! (snort)
Can't wait for next week!

1 comment:

  1. Lookin good! Keep it up!

    Your commitment is inspiring....I"m almost there...almost...not quite...might run the sun run first.... :)