feel the burn

I'm experimenting with James Fitzgerald's OPT regime at the moment.  That's what I did last night, and that's what I did this morning with much living-room rearranging.  It's a little over-the-top with timing, but it's efficient and I like it.  Cool new take on CrossFit.  Nothing was killer here except the glute-ham raises.

Workout Date: 
Thu, 02/04/2010 (All day)

spindig said "

Thanks for the encouraging word on CrossFit! I would like to try it ..." More comments...



This workout was crazy.  CrossFit Performance in Fairfield, totally awesome, worked out with some really strong athletes.  The coach is an Aussie and he named this workout "Crikey."

3 rds:

Workout Date: 
Wed, 02/03/2010 (All day)


Wassup Social Workouters.  I've been slacking the past 10 days on my workouts, because....I moved to Los Angeles!


Other Places

Charity D. said "

Perfect time of year for an LA reassignment. Jealous!

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elm city

Worked out at Elm City CrossFit tonight.  Fun.

15 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 3 - 1 reps of
RDL (standing on plate)
"Lift offs" (like DL but just to above knees)

Used 65#

Workout Date: 
Tue, 02/02/2010 (All day)


He's in a Wheelchair But Still Loves CrossFit

An Iraq war vet whose legs were mangled in combat, Hector Delgado now regularly does dozens of reps of pull-ups, sit-ups, squats, and other CrossFit favorites like "thrusters," and rows. For breakfast he eats eight scrambled egg whites, four hard-boiled eggs, and an orange. He only works out to metal. Favorites include System of a Down and Metallica. In short, he's pretty hard core. And pretty impressive. And you can read all the details of his workout in today's Wall Street Journal

Kaitlyn said "

Very Impressive! Thanks for sharing:)

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shoulder press

The strict press is my nemesis, but I am getting better.  Chalk up another living room workout:


10 x 65#
10 x 75
5 x 80
4* x 85
3 x 90
2* x 95
1 x 100 (PR)
0* x 105

(* = tried another rep but failed)

Workout Date: 
Mon, 02/01/2010 (All day)


row +

2000m row
20 press, 45# bar
20 lunges, 25# plate
30 sit-ups
20 burpees
TIME: 12:35

Workout Date: 
Sat, 01/30/2010 (All day)


Climbing is Fun

If you're hoping to qualify for the CrossFit Games next summer, today's workout would include 10 minutes of handstand pushups. Just FYI. You may wish to start with a single handstand pushup, or even just a handstand. Or find a rope to climb, like this Canadian CrossFitter.

Llaves said "

I think I am more facinated with the mural of what appears to be ..." More comments...


butterfly pull-up

How do I describe this?  "Butterfly pull-ups" involve a quick circling motion, almost like doing the worm in the air, to get a lot of reps chin over bar in not a lot of time.  Anyway, I learned to do this today.  Woop!  I went to a new CF gym in CT: CrossFit Performance in Fairfield, which I thought was really a top notch place.

Workout Date: 
Fri, 01/29/2010 (All day)



Oh man, I needed a good workout today and I got one.  I'd planned on a day off. But I was in such a crappy mood.

Workout Date: 
Thu, 01/28/2010 (All day)