musculargirl wrote:what exactly is cross fit? It kind of sounds a little like boot camp?? Maybe?
Sounds like a nice workout whatever it is and your enjoying it so that's what counts.
What I do is as I go into the flip & turn, I blow all my air out through my nose, push off the wall and power up for a big breath. You just have to time it right so you don't run out of air to blow out while you are still in the turn. I know you can do it, with a little practice (you're pretty bada$$ yerself).Athene wrote: fitoverforty wrote:
Athene wrote: I can't do flip-turns (!),
Keep working on them.....I taught myself, and it may not even be the "official" way to flip and turn, but as I'm approaching the wall, about 3 or 4 feet out, I take a big breath, dive under, do a summersault and push off the wall and twist my body upright to glide back up to the surface, already in freestyle form. It can really help cut off precious seconds in a race because it is basically all one movement from the summersault to the pushoff, to the twist & glide. And, for me anyway..., it made me feel powerful and fast (and maybe just a little "bada$$" )
Great job on beating your previous time! You are doing fantastic!!
I get so much water up my nose, I even tried using a nose plug and it still doesn't really work for me. Flipturns are SO badass, and so are you for doing them! lol I will try, I found some videos on YouTube to check out.
fitoverforty wrote:okay I'm a little behind in your journal, I've been out of town for a few days.
I must say I am so freakin' excited about this workout series for you!! Crossfit looks amazing! I'm so jealous. I wish we had something like this around here. I'm going to check around and see if it is offered at any of our local gyms. This is the kind of stuff that really inspires & motivates me. Its really challenging but also fun and certainly not routine or boring. Awesome!!
You go girl. I can't wait to see and read about your results!
amatlack wrote:Okay, this stuff looks like so much fun that I'm jealous. I just looked up Cross-Fit in the area, and, miracle of miracles, there's actually a gym in my town! I live 30 minutes between two bigger cities (so each one is 30 minutes away), and most nice gyms and classes and stuff are in those. I seriously can't believe it's in this town.
Anyway, is it all functional training? There's no MMA-type combat involved, is there? I bruise like a peach and have sworn it off after some bad experiences.
Lesplease wrote:I only buy new clothes when I'm celebrating a specific milestone or I really deserve it. I'm pretty pumped for you, Karrie!
amatlack wrote:I asked him about pull-ups, and he showed me the bands. Those things rock! It's great because I can do the full pull-up movement, which I can't do on an assist machine, but I still get a bit of a boost. It gives me a little more confidence too...almost like I can do a real one.
amatlack" wrote: I'm going to give it a try the rest of the week (since it's free), then see how it goes. He does two pricing plans...$100 unlimited per month or $75 for 10 sessions, whenever you want. I was going to just do the 10 sessions and come once a week, but if it's as much fun as I think it's going to be, I might reconsider just dropping my regular gym membership and going for this one.
amatlack wrote:Sorry to hijack your thread again. Thanks for turning me on to Cross Fit! I don't know if it's going to be enough for me since I'm used to longer workouts, but I'm going to give this week a solid try and see how it goes. I also need to figure out my diet...always a work in progress.
amatlack wrote:Holy crud, lady. I am so sore I can hardly believe it.
I was doing some research on CrossFit, and the major complain is that people get hurt striving for faster times while losing proper form. I guess it's something to keep in mind.
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