Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Today's workout

Rowing: 6525 meters in 30 minutes

Monday, September 28, 2009

Today's workout

The workout today at the gym was:

1 mile run
100 pullups
100 pushups
100 situps
100 squats
1 mile run

I substituted jumping pullups, and half-pushups plus kettle bell swings. My total time was 52:08. I got the first mile done in 8:48 which is pretty good for me at this point.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fight Gone Bad results

Fight Gone Bad is one of the standard named workouts in CrossFit, and today's workout at my gym was part of a fundraising event that lots of gyms participated in. You spend one minute at each of five stations after which you get a one-minute break, and then you go again. The stations are:

   1. Wall-ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
   2. Sumo deadlift high-pull (Reps)
   3. Box jump (Reps)
   4. Push-press (Reps)
   5. Row (Calories)

You have to do three rounds and the clock does not stop until the three rounds are done. Then you add up your reps (and calories from the rowing machine), and that's your score. There are four divisions, and I was in the one called "Class B: Modified Men/Standard Women" which means that the weights are lower than in Class A.

I got a score of 206. I anticipate moving up to class A next time, but until then I need to work on having perfect form at each station and be able to keep going without any short breathers. Anyway, it was a lot of fun, especially that so many people showed up to participate!

Edit: full disclosure -- I only did step-ups for the box jump (20") so that means my score was in reality lower, but I don't know what the proper scaling factor would be.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

unboxing videos

I'm wondering who it is that actually likes watching "unboxing" videos? E.g., 5 minutes of someone tearing the packaging off their new iPhone or whatever. There are hundreds of them on YouTube. Is it living vicariously, or do people just really enjoy new product packaging?

Saturday, September 12, 2009