Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fran vs. Fran

Fran has finally come back into my life - 5 months after my first go!

I did my first Fran workout in December for part of my fundamental training. It was HUGELY scaled (thank god or else I would have seriously been crippled!).

December Fran was:

6.5kg thrusters (most likely not anywhere near below vertical!)
Pullups (purple band)
Time: 7:14min

April 09 Fran was:
20kg Thrusters (way better form now! Thanks Jason! hate those medicine balls but they work!)
Pullups (red band)
Time: 7:26min

I was disappointed as I was trying for 7:14mins....I tried, Jason yelled..cannot be too disappointed though. I'm really pleased to move from the purple band to the red and complete the work out. Yeah!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Week it Was

Last week I felt better than ever after taking the previous week off (except for one workout). I was beating myself up a little about it but I listened to my body and it said, I need a break!

I did my first TABATA workout, I had a personal best for my back squats and I did my very first full, as prescribed workout!! It was a big break through week and I feel it was largely because I listened to my body, back with a vengeance after a good break!

April 14/09
Back Squat: 5-5-5 45/50/52.5kg

WOD: 3 rounds of time of
Run 800m
Squats - 75 reps
Sit ups - 50 reps

time: 29:45min (!yeah!)

April 15/09

1000m row
50 pull ups (blue band)
100 Push ups (knees)
150 squats
1000m row

time: 27.05 mins

April 18/09

TABATA 8x 20sec work/10 sec rest (2min rest between rounds)
12kg Kettle Bell Swings - 12
15kg Push Press - 6
24 inch tire jump - 8
Burpees - 3
Rowing (calories) - 4
total score: 33

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Emotional Pain Today

Today was a really tough day. I haven't trained for 5 days and haven't been getting enough protein in my body the last few days. I've been feeling mentally exhausted...full moon? Crazy work schedule? Who knows but I sure felt it today during my workout. I fought for every single repetition and strangely, found myself fighting to keep control over my emotions! I felt like crying pretty much the whole workout....has this happened to anyone else out there? I would be fine once I was doing the movement but as soon as I transitioned between movements, I would feel the uncomfortable lump in my throat and would be fighting to stay in control of my emotions. I was determined not to cry!

AMRAP in 20 mins
35 kg Backsquat - 5 rep
5kg Wall ball - 10 rep
12kg Kettle Bell Swings - 15 rep

I liked this off of Crossfit Vancouver's website.