About a month ago, I posted recaps of the Crossfit Open workouts I participated in. A few things happened during my first open journey – one of them being that I learned a lot about myself. Now that I’ve had some time to digest what I’ve learned, I’m ready to document it and use it … More Thoughts On Crossfit and Working Hard
So this post is a little later than usual, meaning the tips won’t really help anyone trying that’s in the open this year. BUT if your gym is like mine, you’ll have this workout thrown into your programming at some point anyway! Might as well know what to expect, right? I like to watch the … More Crossfit Open: 17.3 Recap + Tips
It’s week two of the crossfit open (you can read about week one here). On Thursday, I anxiously watched the live announcement of the workout. I started off feeling pretty good about the movements. Weighted lunges? Hell yeah! Toes to bar? GREAT, I’ve become really efficient at those! Dumbbell power cleans? Not sure what’s with … More Crossfit Open: 17.2 Recap + Tips
My crossfit journey started in July 2014. Since then I’ve completed countless wods, but not many serious competitions. This year I decided to enter the open. The crossfit open is a 5-week, 5-workout competition that crossfit athletes all over the world can enter. The workouts are announced on Thursdays and athletes have until Monday to submit their … More Crossfit Open: 17.1 Recap + Tips
Happy Friday! Here are my favorite things from this week: This little reminder about an amazing cuse win: http://www.diddukewin.com/ These articles that provide calorie insight for runners: http://www.crazyrunninggirl.com/2017/02/22/calories-burned-running-the-reality/ http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/running-to-lose-weight This song by Coldplay and The Chainsmokers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7MFYoylVs This sunrise that greeted me before my morning workout How was your week?
Happy hump day! For #workoutwednesday, I put together a leg-intensive tabata routine. This routine is great for an at-home workout since it requires no equipment. But don’t let the bodyweight movements fool you: tabata is an intense workout. This form of HIIT has a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio – so you’re working twice as long as you’re resting. Each … More Tabata: Legs
The right music can make or break your workout. When I need a push at crossfit, the right song can get me in the zone. Bumping beats can distract you from the pain and fatigue of a workout. Studies have shown it can even reduce perceived effort and increase endurance, allowing people to work out longer than they … More Workout Playlist – Feb 2017