Jump Rope= 0 Emily= 1
Ok. I am ready to talk about it. For anyone who saw my score for 17.5, or saw me complete it in person, they may be confused by my score above. While I am not a savant in DUs, I am fairly proficient. Enough so that 10x35 wasn't something that scared me too terribly. I knew they wouldn't be unbroken, and that breathing would be the hindering factor, but never did I anticipate how it actually played out.
In the first round I knew it was off. There were lots of factors that could have played to this. I couldn't focus. There were other athletes working very close to me, which I am not super used to. There were spectators all around. I tried to quit about 3 minutes in, saying I needed to preserve myself to attempt it again. I stood against the wall a solid minute trying to justify this to my judge. I did it again at minute 18 when I knew I would not meet my goal of a sub 20:00 score. I cried. I laughed. I hyperventilated a bit. I then hit the time cap. And after it came and went I was still working. I did this because of what CrossFit is to me. It's where I became the person I am. It's where I learned to never quit.
I did not get the opportunity to do this again before I needed to submit my score, but it's not over...Not by a long shot.
Thank you to @crossfitgames for teaching me lessons this year I didn't even realize I needed. #keepyourheaddownandgrind#livelifediliberately#crossfit#functionalfitness@rpmfitness@crossfit#intheopen#crossfitopen2017
Squats are a full body functional movement. They are called the King of Exercises for a reason! They should be a regular part of your fitness routine. Everyone who doesn't have a knee injury should be squatting. I'm obsessed with getting you guys to squat and squat right. So here is another video showing how to do squats (with weights) with proper form.
Stick that butt out!
Want to strengthen your wrists/fingers? Try plate pinches. Grab a small weighted plate, pinch your thumb, index and middle finger and proceed to lift weight to a horizontal position. Pause briefly and return to start. Very important to keep a slight bend in the knee and core tight and braced. Try not to arch your back as you lift upwards. Do this 3x/week and your wrists will feel significantly stronger in no time.
I played a little game with some clients this morning with half a deck of cards and very little equipment
Joker was lucky enough to rear his ugly head twice which resulted in a couple of sprints
And to finish off, a nice little 2km team relay on the rower! ♂️♂️