the dreaded front squat

Why are front squats so scary? Seriously. I dread them. Not the most graceful movement for tall people, at least not me for anyway. Ran 1.5 with the dog to warm up, half a running sandwich to get the dog out and sniff the world; even if it is muggy out there and bugs fly … Continue reading the dreaded front squat

partner wod with the dog

How do you incorporate your dog into your workout? Sprinkle in some running circuits at the beginning and the end of the WOD: a running sandwich. (Not to be confused with a sandwich in the act of running.) It's a great way to warm up and cool down, and if you time it right, your … Continue reading partner wod with the dog

training miles

This seemed like a good WOD to kick off training again. For one, I could do it RX, even if it would be a slog. Also, the running portion could be a partner WOD, and I have the best partner of all! He has floppy ears and yellow eyes and keeps a pretty steady pace … Continue reading training miles

Wednesday – GraceDay

Beginner Option: 30 clean and jerks for time OR: 30 snatches for time Men: 75 lb. Women: 55 lb. CFHQ says, if you're aiming to do it right: complete Grace in under 5 minutes. My squat is still for shit, but I can Clean, and so I did: Grace at 55lbs. in 4:38. If it … Continue reading Wednesday – GraceDay

Tuesday

Beginner Option 5 2-minute rounds of: 12-cal. row Max rep sit-ups There is no rest between rounds. Complete in 10:55. Instead of cutting short my time, I aimed for a consistent 18 sit-ups per round. Forgot what it's like to do sit-ups too. Hooray.

Monday Part II

Beginner option complete: Beginner Option 4 rounds for time of: 10 jumping pull-ups 20 knee push-ups 30 squats Don't remember my exact time, under 10 minutes I think. I also did not remember what it's like to do push ups.

Monday

Greetings from the garage. Yesterday the CFHQ WOD was swim 1,000 meters (1,094 yards) for time. 1,000 meters equals approx. .6 miles, or around 20 laps in a 25 yard pool. Either way, I do not have immediate access to a pool, nor will I anytime soon, so instead of swimming on Sunday I ran … Continue reading Monday

3rd Inaugural WOD

First of all, tomorrow is a rest day. Let's just get that out of the way. Today's WOD per CFHQ: Nancy 5 rounds for time of: 400-meter run 15 overhead squats (OHS) Men: 95 lb. Women: 65 lb. I opted for a modified scaled version: 5 rounds for time of: 400-meter row 10 overhead squats … Continue reading 3rd Inaugural WOD

2nd Inaugural

The second inaugural DCCF WOD is in the books. Per HQ: Hang squat clean 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps Scaling The hang squat clean is a good opportunity to practice full hip and leg extension, and speed under the bar. Ideally, each set will be as heavy as possible for 3 reps, but newer athletes should start light … Continue reading 2nd Inaugural

Every Day, Begin Again

Sometimes it's exhausting to think about—having to start over every single day. Like, can't I just keep building on the momentum I created today and carry it over into tomorrow and the day after tomorrow? Sometimes we're grateful for the reboot, not every day is good and we look forward to another start. Sometimes, for … Continue reading Every Day, Begin Again

5,000 meters = 5K

Today's WOD, run 5,000 meters. 5,000 meters = 3.1 miles. So, pretty much, 5,000 meters is a 5K. Like the kind of 5K you sign up to run for charity on a Saturday Morning. Yes, I had to look it up. It was written in a format that I did not recognize, "5,000 meters" as … Continue reading 5,000 meters = 5K

i keep looking, but do nothing

So, I admit it, almost daily I log onto CFHQ website and check out the WOD of the day. I take a look just about every day. Yet, I do nothing. I spend time reading through the scaling options, and then I theorize how I would do the workout, if, you know, I was still … Continue reading i keep looking, but do nothing