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Kettle Bells, 11.5, Jacked Annie…

It’s been harder and harder to motivate myself to get into the gym this past week or so. By the time 430/5pm rolls around, my energy feels pretty much zapped. Thankfully, Nikki runs an 830am class over at 609, so I am going to try to get over into that one while I have energy in the morning.

Thursday, 4/21/2011

Ah, kettle bells. So much fun every time! This WOD was quick, but ouch, it had me breathing hard…

  • 1 Turkish Get Up
  • 5 kb snatches lt side
  • 1 Turkish Get Down
  • Repeat other side
  • 1 Turkish Get Up
  • 5 kb clean and jerks lt side
  • 1 Turkish Get Down
  • Repeat other side
  • 1 Turkish Get Up
  • 5 kb OH squats lt side
  • 1 Turkish Get Down
  • Repeat other side

Time: 3:34 with a 1.5 pood KB.


Friday, 4/22/2011

Ah, 11.5… this crap is almost over… can’t wait.


  • 5 power clean @ 145#
  • 10 toes to bar
  • 15 wall ball @ 20#

I managed to squeak out 5 rounds + 15 reps. The toes to bar ate up most of my time as I am still learning the skill. Good times.


Wednesday, 4/27/2011

WOW, it felt much better to work out at 830am. I had energy and was able to be fully engaged (rather than “I am tired and want to go home”…). At this point, with the way life is @ home, I think that this time might work a lot better for me.

Before we got to the WOD, we did 25 strict ring pull ups. Not fun, but love that fact that we are building some strength.

“Jacked Up Annie”

50 – 40 – 30 – 20 – 10 {Double Unders / Jack knife sit ups @ 20#}

This took me 11:54. Not a great time, BUT, I did my first set of double unders unbroken!!! I have never done that many before, so that was a huge plus.

After the WOD we did some back squats. I had a hard time with these as my left elbow is hurting. I need to have it looked at… sigh. Don’t leave your 20’s kids. It’s no fun.


In other news, we are SO ready to have this baby! V’s due date was this past Saturday (4/23) and my parents only have a few more days here (leaving 4/30). I know that the little guy/girl will come when he/she is ready, but waiting like this has been the hardest part of the entire pregnancy. Hopefully, he/she will decide that they would like to come out and meet everyone sooner rather than later.

KB Death

Yesterday’s workout was really tough. I thought I would be able to do it as RX’d, but my lower back was not cooperative.

4 rounds:

  • 10 KB Swings (R)
  • 10 KB Swings (L)
  • 10 KB In & Outs (R)
  • 10 KB In & Outs (L)
  • 10 KB Clean & Jerks (R)
  • 10 KB Clean & Jerks (L)

I did the first round and a little bit of the 2nd RX’d, but then my lower back started to get really tight. I decided it would be better to drop the weight and finish the workout rather than hurt myself, so I dropped it down to 1 pood.

My time was 16:18.

Kettle Bell Fun

Wednesday night… oh, Wednesday night (1/26/2011)…

I looked forward to the WOD all day because I generally like kettle bell workouts and this one had some movements that we don’t normally get to do.

I feel the need to list out the warm up as it was pretty damn significant.

  • 5 minutes of jump rope
  • 2 minutes of double unders (I did 38 in a row which is a new record!)
  • Stretches
  • 50 GHD sit ups
  • 50 GHD back extensions
  • 25 snatch balance (started with 45#, then went to #75, then #95)
  • Group warm up

After all of that, the WOD was 4 rounds of:

  • 3 Turkish get-ups (R)
  • 3 Turkish get-ups (L)
  • 3 Clean & Jerk (R)
  • 3 Clean & Jerk (L)
  • 3 Snatch (R)
  • 3 Snatch (L)

The prescribed weight for this was 1.5 pood or ~55#. It took me 16:16 to get it done. To be honest, the clean & jerk and the snatches weren’t that bad. The Turkish get-ups were really difficult skill-wise and I failed on a few of them simply because I couldn’t keep my arm locked out through getting all of the way up and down. I am thankful for Fio’s encouragement to stick with it because I really wanted to drop the weight just to finish the WOD.

In case you don’t know what a Turkish get-up is, check this video out (but imagine a kettle bell in place of the wife):

Last night (1/27/2011), Dave sent me a WOD to do at home. It was 100 sit-ups and 100 reverse sit-ups. Not for time, but more so to try and work in unbroken sets. I was able to do the sit-ups in sets of 25, but the reverse sit-ups were a whole other story. I could only do those in about sets of 10-15. When I do a lot of ab work, I get really bad cramps. It’s really irritating.