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Freaking Awesome Workout... and another clothed Big O.. hehe

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh lord.. I had my 49th CrossFit workout tonight.. I kind of dreaded it all day (which is not that unusual) but I always feel so good afterwards.. so I fought through.. showed up.. and gave it 100%.. and it paid off!!

Tonight, for the first time, we established my 1 rep max for a back squat... the purpose of establishing a max is so that my coach can have me do 70% of max or 80% of max.. it's part of a russian training program called Snolov.. so, we started at 65lbs.. and added 10lbs until I was unable to complete the lift.. things started getting serious about 115lbs.. then 125lbs.. failed.. but I knew why I failed and I wanted to try again.. so we did 125lb SUCCESS.. then up to 135lbs.. it was HEAVY.. and I really had to concentrate on all the technical parts.. and lowering was so problem and then PUSH through the heels.. push... push.. feeling it in my hamstrings.. PUSH.. my glutes.. my quads.. PUSH.. squeeze the core.. holding breath.. PUSH through the heels.. AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH

Yeah, I grunted big time...very loudly and unladylike.. involuntary.. as I COMPLETED my 135lb back squat!!! I racked it as about 10 people around me cheered me on.. high fives all the way around.. Now, every single one of those people probably back squats 200lb minimum.. and here they were cheering ME on!.. Have I mentioned how much I love CrossFit?? LOL

Me .. doing my 1 rep max Back Squat

Then we lowered the weight to 70% of max and did 8 rounds of 3 lifts EMOM (every minute on the minute) for 8 minutes (I was trembling!).. then a 1000m row.. and as I was rowing the Euphoria began.. yep.. what I like to call the "clothed big O".. the feeling is amazing.. runners call it "runners high".. and I wrote about it here the first time it happened

I feel so lucky to have found a fitness plan that I adore.. Life is Good!

52 days til Africa
12lbs to go til Zipline goal..


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GETSTRONGRRR 6/26/2013 9:09PM

    Very, very cool! You've got a lot to be proud of!

So if you're bored, or need something to read or watch on that long flight to Africa, get Mark rippetoe's book called "Starting Strength". It goes over, in great anatomical detail, how to position your feet, push out your knees, brace your spine, breathing, etc. for squats, deadlifts, bench presses, overhead presses, cleans etc.

I re-read it every now and then (I just read over some chapters during my Vegas flight this week) just as refreshers.

He also has a pretty decent DVD for $20 on amazon. I bought it, digitized it onto my hard drive, and watch it on my Mac Air on flights as well

What can I say, I'm obsessed too!

great job!

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JUNEAU2010 6/26/2013 7:14PM

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DENACARPER 6/26/2013 1:57PM

    incredible, great job!!!

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HAPPYTOBEME01 6/26/2013 1:03PM

    135 pounds!!! Way to go!

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AWOLF24 6/26/2013 10:34AM

    WOW!!! That's awesome!!!! Congrats!! emoticon

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WOUBBIE 6/26/2013 10:33AM

    So awesome! Your trainers must love to see you walk in the door!

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ZEECHA 6/26/2013 7:47AM

You are doing it!! aww yeah! A++++

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FUNLOVEN 6/26/2013 7:30AM

    Achievements like that are something to "jump for joy" about. Congrats !

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STRONG_SARAH 6/26/2013 12:03AM

    Wow that's awesome! You inspired me to try a higher number on my back squats today!

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SUGAR0814 6/26/2013 12:01AM

    emoticon You ROCK!!

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SUGAR0814 6/26/2013 12:01AM

    emoticon You ROCK!!

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COLUMBINE2 6/25/2013 11:51PM

    No words.....just total amazement and wonder at your ability, strength, endurance and best of all determination! I've never known anyone like you in my whole life!

Zipline and Africa...get ready for this champion comin' your way!
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DAWNSJOURNEY 6/25/2013 10:45PM

    emoticon thats what you are Annie friggin emoticon !!

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TRIXIETEXAS 6/25/2013 10:45PM

    I am just sitting here smiling reading your blog today. So proud of you!!!

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