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5 Rounds for Time:
50 Double Unders (how to video)
20 Burpees (how to video)
10 Overhead Squat (95, 65) (how to video and article)
I like this workout because it is short and uses compound muscle movement.
I have hit an apex in my Crossfit experience. I am hitting new levels of discomfort, pushing myself mentally to do one more rep, one more squat… I am trying to push myself from habits that keep me from progressing to the next level. I hit my one year mark of doing Crossfit next week. I cannot believe how much my strength increased. I surprising have gained about 30lbs. Around this time last year, I was a stick. I was a girl holding on to the dream of being 145 lbs and wearing a size 4. I was literally starving for a dream.
Today, I am deadlifting 215 lbs. I am doing overhead lunges with 95 lbs above my head. I can do 28 burpees without stopping in two minutes. I am at a 6 to 7 minute mile. I am hitting fitness goals that I never knew I could.
However, my once skinny girl clothing doesn’t fit like it once did. Lifting weights at the speed and rate that I want to means weight gain and my old clothes not fitting the same. My shirt arm sleeves are too small. My quads are too big for my chich pencil skirts. (I plan to sell that clothing and buy new things to fit my new body). Most importantly, my SELF-CONFIDENCE is through the roof!
Yeah, it freaks me out that I can not wear everything that I am used to wearing but that is a mental hurdle I am going to have to get over. I have another Crossfit competition in May and I there is no slowing me down.
Please do not get freaked out about weight lifting. Weight lifting does not always mean you will GAIN weight. Everyone is different. Please consult a fitness or medical professional when changing your fitness level.
Have you started to incorporate weight lifting into your routine? What are your goals for the year?