Extra Filthy

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So last night I used this blog to rant about burpees and how much I hate them and wish them a bloody death. Yes it is true that I am not the only one in the world that hates burpees. I actually found that there are places on the web and social media that are dedicated to the hatred of burpees. To these sites: You are my hero!

Enough of those crazy thought! Tonight I got to do a partner version of my favorite workout. You know the “Filthy Fifty” workout? It’s where you take basic crossfit movements and do 50 reps of each with a time cap. Our time cap is 35 minutes.

Tonight we made it a partner WOD and I got to do it with my crossfit partner in crime, Mike. The workout was the following:

‘Extra Filthy’:
For time: (Teams of 2)
100 Box jump 24/20″
100 Jumping pull-ups
100 KBS – 24/16kg
100 Lunge steps – 25/leg
100 Knees to elbows
100 Push press – 45/35lbs
100 KBS – 24/16kg
100 Wall balls – 20/14
100 Burpees
100 Double unders *200 Singles
Note from the Coach;
1) Time cap 40:00
2) Pairs of two work together; Repetitions MUST be broken down 25/25/25/25

Now this may look crazy to those who never tried it but the trick to this sort of workout is to never stop moving. If you need a break then stop and take a breath and jump back on it.

We came out of the gate really hot on this one. We killed it until we got to the second round of kettlebell swings(KBS). We struggled from there. Mike was getting tired. When we got to the wall balls we started to slow down. We managed to make it to the burpees but even I was struggling to get those 25 reps in.

We managed to end the workout at 864. I am proud of the 864 and I know that we earned that. I can’t wait to do this workout again with Mike. Next time we will finish it.

Crossfit Challenge- Day 4

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So this morning was the start of week two of my Crossfit challenge. All weekend I could not wait to get back in the box. I learned so much last week and I could not wait to see what I was going to learn today.

When I got to Crossfit Indian Trail I found that there was four more people added to my group. I have to say I felt like I had a lot more experience but did not want to seem too cocky to the new people. Jared gathered us for our 400 meter warm up run which is never an issue for me.

After warming up the body and joints we learned how to to do a proper hallow rock and superman stretch. I liked the superman stretch but the hallow rock was really hard for me. Then Jared showed us how to do a proper forward leg lunge. Those a harder that I expected. Then it was time for our workout.

Today’s workout was the following:

3 sets of each

200 meter run
35 meter leg lunge
10 jumping pull-ups

I managed to finish the workout in 9:01, which was not bad for me. I was just glad to finish. Jared went over the same mobility stretches and dismissed us.

I have to say this Crossfit thing is so much fun and I like a workout that challenges me and that is what I keep getting in the box.