Workin’, Liftin’, Pullin’, & Climbin’
A little collection of clips of what I’ve been up to lately in the box.
I can finally do two straight pull-ups
Pretty productive Monday. Thrilled that I’m well on my way to hit my goal of 10 straight pull-ups unbroken. Today I FINALLY was able to do TWO!! The first was before I recorded and I don’t really count the super struggling third ? Additionally, I PR’ed my #FrontSquat at 120lbs for 3 reps. Then finishing up the day with mustard chicken breast from leftovers with kale salad, chickpeas, and quinoa #crossfit #CFNAC #crossfitopen #crossfittraining #crossfitweightlifting
Backsquat PR at 150 lbs.
BRINGING IT ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. It’s a good one when you hit a new PR in the box. #BackSquat 150 lbs! And refuelled with a big ass dinner featuring organic grass-fed Top Sirloin steak with Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Quinoa mixed with White Rice ?? #THISIS30 #crossfit #crossfitopen #crossfittraining #crossfitweightlifting #TGIF
I can climb like a monkey (kinda)
After my exhausting first #Fran workout at @crossfitnewmarketcentral / @crossfitauroracentral, I grabbed the ropes again after watching some YouTube demos and FINALLY started to get the hang of it (pun intended)! I CAN #ROPECLIMB! And of course I included photos of my refuel meals? #crossfit #crossfitopen #crossfittraining
I joined the “200 Club” recently in Deadlifts
Glorious Monday! After an awesome weekend of recovery and much needed sleep. I feel reenergized! Started my week ace by PR’ing my #deadlift with 185lbs! Followed by 40lbs single handle front squats, knees to bars, and max effort #burpees. Then I fulled up with a super nutrient dense #chickpea #cashew #pumpkinseed #kale #salad & Veggie Peanut butter chilli with steamed #broccoli & cauliflower. Thanks @crossfitnewmarketcentral / @crossfitauroracentral #CFNAC #Crossfit YUM AND WORTH IT ??+? #NOEXCUSES
Bench presses still freak me out the most. Working on it!
Still feeling drained and sore from Fridays #WOD, which involved #BenchPress strength work, #dumbbellpress, and #AirAssault Bike #metcon. Upper body and gluts are BURNT. All in a good days work at @crossfitauroracentral / @crossfitnewmarketcentral ?? But learning about the importance of #REST & #RECOVERY is very eye-opening. Gaining strength and lean muscle REQUIRES these two key elements. In 2018, I’ve implemented more of these into my training schedule. I’m striving to get at least *8-HOURS* of solid quality SLEEP EVERYNIGHT. And on weekends, it doesn’t mean I’m being a total couch potato!! Instead of running and high-intensity interval training, I’m doing a very light (~115bpm) Elliptical movement for 30 minutes, and finally doing #YOGA! It’s actually NOT as “easy” as I thought it was. Definitely works on balance and breathing technique ?? So far I’m embracing and loving it. #cfnac
Overhead stuff still needs better form. Get those elbows parallel!