Thursday, October 15, 2009

CrossFit ATL 4174 We love pull ups

Workout of the Day

Five rounds for time of:
135 pound Hang squat clean, 15 reps
30 Push-ups

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  • MoMo
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    I have been giving some thought to beginning a list on our blog entitled “You Know Your Workout is Bad When…” Here’s my attempt…feel free to add your own.
    1. When you see the WOD on the HQ site and your inner dialogue sounds like the segment from SNL entitled “REALLY???” More squat cleans, really? And 150 pushups after all those ring dips, Really? Really. Now shut up and do the work.
    2. And related, when you have to tell your inner voice to shut up in order to complete the workout.
    3. When you’re already breaking up the first set in your mind and you haven’t even started.
    4. When you feel the need to apologize to the kid in the gym for the language you used during your workout. Sorry, kid.
    5. When you get upset with the trainer during the workout, because she’s cheering for everyone except you, and she just brought the cute guy in the corner a towel, and she helped Brent set up his bar. And then, right on cue, as if she’s reading your mind, Heidi says “come on, Margaret.” (Don’t be mad H, everyone knew it was you when I said the Brent thing anyway!)
    6. When you think about all the sugar-laden food in your house that you are going to trash when you get home, because that must be why you are sucking ass at this workout. (I threw out a perfectly good jar of lemon curd upon my return home this morning. And yes, I eat lemon curd out of the jar with a spoon, but no more!!)
    7. When you’re angry with Dan for not having any water.
    8. When you take a picture of your boob sweat on the mat after 150 pushups. This is how I know my chest was hitting the ground.
    9. When you reach behind you for your seatbelt after your workout and your shoulder cramps.
    10. When you get home and pee and turn around to check and make sure that it isn’t cola colored, and thusly, that you aren’t currently suffering from rhabdo.
    11. When the concept of styling your hair is laughable because you can’t lift your arms, so you go for the “messy look.”
    12. And lastly, when you spray perfume on your neck, and then scream because the alcohol stings your ravaged collar bones.
    And, yes, I experienced each of these things this morning. Have fun doing this workout!!!

  • Jason Bourgeois
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    I realized today that the women’s rx weights are roughly 70% of the men’s.
    In what is either the most awesome coincidence of all time or the greatest practical joke ever, this also happens to be the percentage of the average man’s income that the average woman can expect to realize in any given job.
    Extrapolating further, if women were to “man up” and perform the exercises at the men’s rx weight, would they be able to realize a higher percentage income?

  • Rob M
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    Oh sexism. Joy.

  • kba_cfatl
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    Any of you know about what to ask for in a blood test? Full panel? The goal is to find out the real cholesterol levels versus just HDL/LDL and ratio.
    I was also going to ask for this one:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003569.htm
    25-hydroxy vitamin D test
    Last time I had a blood test (about a year ago) I was told my Vitamin D is low, but I do not remember what the number was.

  • kba_cfatl
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    haha. I thought I was the only one who did #3.

  • MoMo
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    I have lots of comments here about the search for an equal…but I think I’ll leave it alone.

  • MoMo
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    I am afraid not. My response to this is that I really need to get my head in the game and stop creating expectations for my performance before I actually perform. Sometimes they are too high, sometimes they are too low. I need to just do it.

  • Marie_CFATL
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    Today I learned a new lesson: eat something the day you do Fran. I thought I could get away with it because I was sleep deprived last time I PRed on Fran.
    Wrong.
    The massive girl workout looked fun- I want in on that next time!

  • Steve
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    Today’s WOD scaled to 95#, 24:25

  • mike k
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    despite being extremely long winded (typical lawyer:), that was damn funny MoMo. I have to admit I am beginning to look forward to these postings/rants of yours. I
    as for #3 I think that is a reflection of the sportlike nature of crossfit. Kolsoom, you are not the only one. The same butterflies I used to get before a basketball game, I get before say, Fran. In sport, its understood that winning and being the best rarely come without a willingness to push well beyond one’s comfort zone (giving your best). by bringing in the stopwatch, crossfit captures this element of sport beautifully. they don’t call it the sport of fitness for nuthin’. I think Margaret has the right idea- being able to laugh at, what at the time pissed you off, is important to coming back better and stronger to the next workout.
    so. . . you know your workout is bad when . . . you blow your wod on the first jerk!

  • MoMo
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    Glad you get me Mike, and glad you enjoyed it. It wasn’t meant as a serious list of compliants, it was meant as a display of the utterly childish meanderings of my mind during workouts…my new mantra is going to be JUST DO IT. I think I’ve heard that before somewhere. Hope to see you tonight.

  • VAS
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    Fran as Rx
    4:02
    Then I caught the Fran Flu

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