Archive for June, 2020

CrossFit Home

June 15, 2020

Still at home…will our governor EVER let us go back to a gym? Home CrossFit has definitely worked but it’s just not the same as being at the gym. Oh well, someday…

Today is a new day, a new week for CrossFit. What will we do each day? Guess we have to wait and see.

Who will be joining us today? Bob, Lacey, Heather, Nikki, Grace, and me.

General Warm-Up
3:00 row, bike, run or jump rope (bike)

CHAN Warm-Up
8/8 spiderman lunges
10/10 lateral lunges
inchworm + push-ups (5,4,3,2,1)
10/10 windmills
10/10 arm circles forward/backward
10 arm pretzels
10/10 shoulder rolls/ forward/backward
10/10 wrist circles

Toes to Bar Progression
10 Kip swing
5 knees to elbow
5 knees to elbow + kick + fast return
(toes to object – held onto the exercise bike but my toes have no clue there is an object there….they will probably never get close to any object over my head….)

10 squat therapy reps (air squats)

Workout Prep
5 toes to bar
5 burpees
5 air squats

20:00 For time (18:00)
2 rounds
25 toes to bar (15 toes to object)
50 burpees (25 burpees)
75 air squats (50 air squats)

Accessory Work (15:00)
4 rounds NOT for time
10 dumbbell skull crushers (10lb db set)
0:30/0:30 Samson stretch or spiderman stretch (Samson stretch)

Ok, that was a good way to start the day. Now let’s get ready for work and head on out…

Have a good day and a good week!





End of Week – CrossFit

June 12, 2020

Well, Grace made it a week. I think she’s not really up yet so we will see if she shows up. Who else will be working out on this Friday? Bob, Lacey, Nikki, Patricia, Phil, Grace, and me.

General Warm-Up
2 rounds
1:30 row, bike, run, or jump rope easy (jump rope)
10 PVC pass throughs
10 beat swings (shoulder circles right/left)
0:30 bar hang, supinated grip (0:30 plank hold)

Skill and Build Up
Overhead Squat Progression (3 Step) (PVC pipe)
7 Waiter carry 1/2 overhead squats
7 Waiter carry overhead squats
7 overhead squats
*use PVC pipe

Build Up
review how to get the load overhead
10 overhead squat, with an empty bar

Overhead squats
strict pull-ups or ring rows

Workout Part 1
Every 3:00 for 9:00 (3 sets)
3 overhead squats
3 weighted strict pull-ups

Every 3:00 for 9:00 (3 sets)
7/7 single-arm dumbbell overhead squats (10 lb)
14/14 single-arm dumbbell rows (15lb)

Workout Part 2
For time
21 – 15 – 9
overhead squat

Single Dumbbell
5 rounds for time
7 single-arm dumbbell overhead squats, right (10 lb)
10 staggered stance single-arm dumbbell rows, right (15 lb)
7 single-arm dumbbell overhead squats, left (10 lb)
10 staggered stance single-arm dumbbell rows, left (15 lb)

Cool Down
2 rounds
0:45/0:45 IT band stretch
0:45/0:45 lat roll

Good workout on a Friday. Hope everyone has a great weekend!



No Zoom Thursday

June 11, 2020

Guess it will be just me and Grace today. There is no Zoom CrossFit today since the workout is all rowing and running.

General Warm Up
3 rounds
25m high knees
25m butt kickers
50m run (in the house around the family room/kitchen)
200m row (0:30 bike)

1:00/1:00 sprinter hamstring stretch
1:00/1:00 standing calf stretch

Every 4:00 for 32:00 (8 sets)
Sets 1/3/5/7 400m run (200m run) (around circle is 50 m – 6, 8, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4)
Sets 2/4/6/8 500m row (2:00 bike each round)
Obviously I didn’t really keep this straight – I ended up doing each thing on each round.
Could do approx. 200m and 2:00 bike and still have about 1:00 or 0:50 to rest.
It worked – I’m tired and sweaty.

Cool Down
2 rounds
30 abmat sit-ups (15, 12)
0:45/0:45 couch stretch

Missed everyone today but Grace and I get it done. We figured out modifications for both us – she ran the whole time while I did what is listed above.

CrossFit – Midweek

June 10, 2020

Ok, who will be there this morning to do a fabulous workout? Dave, Bob, Lacey, Heather, Grace, and me.

General Warm Up

Jump Rope Warm-Up
0:20 single unders
0:20 single leg single unders
0:20 side to sides (I can actually do some of these)
0:20 forward and backs
0:20 in and outs
0:20 double unders
0:20 triple unders
Not sure I’ll ever get these jump rope things figured out. I really need to go outside in the evenings and practice these. Someday I will be able to do these.

2 Rounds
25 banded good mornings
25 banded pull aparts
0:30/0:30 samson stretch

Skill and Build Up
Power Clean Progression
with a barbell, PVC pipe or broomstick
3 clean deadlift to mid-thigh
3 clean deadlift to shrug
3 muscle clean
3 “lands” in power position
3 hang power clean
3 power clean

2 rounds
3 power cleans, increasing in load (10lb db set – 15lb db set)
3 push-ups
10 double unders (20 singles)

Conditioning (15:00) 
For Time
Dumbbell Option (15 lb set)
21 dumbbell power cleans
42 push-ups (21)
100 double unders (0:30 tried, 0:30 single)
15 dumbbell power cleans
30 push-ups
100 double unders (0:30 tried, 0:30 single)
9 dumbbell power cleans
18 push-ups
100 double unders (0:30 tried, 0:30 single)

Core Accessory Work
3 rounds
0:45 deadbug (this is very challenging – I can’t really hold my legs up this long)
0:30 superman stretch

Another good, sweaty day. Shirt is soaked so I guess it was good….

Have a nice day everyone!


Tuesday CrossFit Workout

June 9, 2020

Who will workout today? Bob, Dave, Lacey, Nikki, Grace, and me.

General Warm Up
2 rounds
0:30 mountain climbers, foot to outside of hand
6 boot strappers
0:45 glute bridge
12 goblet squats
0:30/0:30 spiderman stretch

Front Squat Build Up
10 front squats, empty bar (10 lb db set)

3-3-3 (10 lb db set)
Front squats, building in weight to the first work set of the day

Work Out
every 3:00 for 21:00 (7 sets)
4 front squats with tempo
sets 1-2 42×1 tempo (0:04 down, 0:02 bottom, fast up, 0:01 top)
sets 3-4 31×1 tempo (0:03 down, 0:01 bottom, fast up, 0:01 top)
sets 5-7 normal speed

With Dumbbells (Grace and I did this one)
Option 1
Every 3:00 for 21:00 (7 sets) (10 lb set = 10, 10, 8, 8, 8  15 lb set = 10, 10)
6-10 dumbbell front squat, tempo 4xx4 = 0:04 down, fast bottom, 0:04 up, fast top

Accessory Work
4 rounds not for time
8/8 bulgarian split squat (0:03 lowering phase) (8/8, 6/6, 6/6, 8/8)
0:30/0:30 star plank (could not do star plank, did a side plank)


CrossFit – Partner Today

June 8, 2020

Grace has decided to get up and CrossFit with me. She will be a thrower on the Capital University track team in the Fall and she needs to be working out. The sample workouts she was sent have a lot of CrossFit like movements on it. Therefore, since gyms are still closed and she doesn’t have anyone to give her instruction on how to do a number of these things, we decided it would be good for her to do CrossFit this summer. Let’s see if she really gets up to do this with me at 5:30 a.m.??? Yep – she was up! Ready to get started.

So, who will we be starting the week with?? Bob, Dave, Lacey, Nikki, Heather, Grace, and me.

General Warm-Up
3:00 row, bike, run or jump rope (bike)

CHAN Warm Up
8/8 spiderman lunges
10/10 lateral lunges
inchworm + push ups (5,4,3,2,1) (2)
10/10 windmills
10/10 arm circles forward/backward
10 arm pretzels
10/10 shoulder rolls/ forward/backward
10/10 wrist circles

3 single unders
3 burpees
Discovered that Grace is definitely too tall to jump rope in the house! Her rope kept hitting the ceiling. She ended up having to go out on the deck to do her jump roping.

20:00 AMRAP
200 single unders (3 rounds + 50)
20 burpees (3 rounds)

Accessory Work (15:00)
4 rounds NOT for time
6 bent-over dumbbell rows or bent over dumbbell rows against bands
(bent over dumbbell rows 15 lb set)
1:00 rest

3 rounds NOT for time
10/10 single arm banded low row
10/10 hammer curls (medium) (15 lb set)

Must have been another good workout – hot, sweaty, and my t-shirt is soaked!

Have a good day everyone!


Friday – A Day off

June 5, 2020

Ok, so I decided to take today off from work. Now, I hope I can actually not go there! I really have a number of things I should get done…Grace’s graduation announcement, party plans, guest list, pay some bills, work on Brendan’s website and facebook pages, call about pools (pool company, city ordinance, permit, excavating company, etc.), figure out what to do about camper, and I REALLY want to spend a big chunk of time updating my blog and catching up all the posts I really wanted in here – especially this past week, we were so busy and I didn’t have time to put stuff in here.

Guess I better go shower so I can get started!


Ok, so nothing done yet. Well, I guess I can’t totally say that. I did take care of some emails that needed to be responded to, I added items to the grocery list, I talked to Rowan on the phone (invited her to come over today but she wants to go with her mom so she can stop at a store in Angola), looked up a few things I need to order on Amazon, went for a 1.74-mile walk and now I need some coffee and toast.

As I sat down to look up something, I decided to check Facebook and saw an article about Whitmer marching with the protesters and how she is breaking her own order about even in groups outdoors you need to social distance. She definitely was not by the photos that have been shared. So, of course, I had to look to see when we are going to hear from her next – yep, this morning at 11. Now I have anxiety wondering what she will do to us now.

Now I am heading to work as I forgot to do something that is due today. Hopefully, I won’t be gone too long.

Oh my heavens, as of June 15th it will be legal for us to get our hair cut again. Amazing! Now for the gyms to open! Maybe soon! It sounded like everything would be open before July 4th. We can only hope.

So, it is really now June 15th and I just noticed that I never finished this post! Have no idea what happened the rest of that day, but do recall it was busy but didn’t get half the list done.







Friday End of Week

June 5, 2020

Well, it’s Friday. Who will be here today? Dave, Lacey, and me.

General Warm-Up
Jump Rope Warm-Up
0:20 single unders
0:20 single leg, single under
0:20 side to side (I can actually do 0:20 of this!)
0:20 forward and backs
0:20 in and outs
0:20 double under
0:20 double under

So I guess I have the side to side figured out. Eventually, I’ll get the rest of the jumps figured out. Guess I need to practice. Maybe before I walk in the evening I should jump rope first?

Skill and Build Up
Thruster Progression (10 lb db set)
7 front squat
7 push press
7 thruster

Build Up
2 rounds
10 double unders
3 thrusters (increasing in load)

If using dumbbell in the 10:00 time period perform 5 sets of 0:20 of max db thrusters
I tried the 15lb set once but it didn’t go well. I felt as if I could barely pick it up. I can always tell when it’s Friday…I can’t seem to lift weight with my left arm very well.


For time (15:00)

10 thrusters (10 lb db set)
50 double unders (85 singles)
8 thrusters (10 lb db set)
40 double unders (80 singles)
6 thrusters (10 lb db set)
30 double unders (60 singles)
4 thrusters (10 lb db set)
20 double unders (40 singles)
2 thrusters (10 lb db set)
10 double unders (20 singles)

Cool Down
3 rounds
15 weighted sit-ups (unweighted)
0:30 double quad stretch

Ok, I think I am taking today off from work. Hopefully, I make it extremely productive. Need to work on a lot of things around here!

Have a good day everyone!



Thursday CrossFit

June 4, 2020

What will we do today? Oh, that’s right, I will know in a minute…just looking it up and will type it here.

Who will be at CrossFit to workout with me? Bob, Dave, Lacey, and me.

10:00 at continuous pace
30 jumping jacks
15/15 single leg glute bridges
10/10 split squats, pause 0:02 in the bottom position
10 beat swings (10 PVC pass throughs)
0:30/0:30 ankle mobility posterior banded distraction

Skill & Build Up
Pistol progression (2)
20 close stance squat, pause slightly in bottom
3/3 stagger stance squat
3/3 leg crossed behind
6 pistols, alternating (place heel on plate or squat to a box if needed) (could only do 1 each leg)

Build Up
Moderate Pace
5 pull-ups or pull-up variation (15 lb db rows)
5 pistols, or pistol variation (close stance squat)
5 burpees

For Time 15:00
3 rounds
25 pull-ups (db rows 15lb set, 10lb set, 10lb set)
25 pistols (close stance, close stance 15 stagger stance 10, close stance)
25 burpees (25, 20, 8)

Gymnastics Skill
10:00 to practice handstand holds and handstand walk variations
on floor hands against wall stretch out fully
some with hands on fireplace mantle and then incline hold



June 3, 2020

Back to zooming…who will be in class today? Bob, Dave, Lacey, Heather, Dakota, and me.

General Warm Up
5:00 row (bike)

2 rounds
10/10 glute bridge walk-ups
0:30 pike shoulder taps
0:45 seated shoulder extension stretch

Skill and Build Up
Single Arm Dumbbell Hang Power Clean Progression (10 lb db)
5/5 dip – drive – shrug
5/5 hang muscle clean
5/5 hang power clean

Build Up and Workout Prep
150 m row (0:35 bike)
0:15 ring top support hold (couch dip)
0:10 ring bottom support hold (couch dip)
3/3 single arm dumbbell hang power cleans (10 lb db)

150 m row (0:35 bike)
5 ring dips or variation (couch dip)
3/3/ single-arm dumbbell hang power cleans (workout weight) (15 lb db)

For Time 11:22

1000 row (5:00 bike)
40 single-arm dumbbell hang power cleans (15 lb db)
40 ring dips (couch dips)
40 single-arm dumbbell hang power cleans (15 lb db)

Accessory Work
3 rounds for quality
10/10 single arm dumbbell high pulls (10 lb db)
15/15 single leg pike compressions
0:45 foam roll t-spine

Only real problem with this workout was that Oliver (my grand pup) wanted to eat the foam roller!

Hard work out – sweating like crazy – my shirt is soaked. Time to shower and head to work. Have a good day everyone.


CrossFit Tuesday

June 2, 2020

No Zoom class today as the workout is a 5000m run. I’ll miss the others today. As you recall, I’m 50, fat, and love food. Therefore, I don’t run. But I can bike.

I biked 7 miles this morning and boy do my legs feel it.

I really wanted Victoria, Noah, or Grace to get up and walk a 5K with me but I couldn’t get anyone to get up this early. I thought it might be cool to actually start the day with that. But nope no one — so I really don’t want to walk in the dark by myself.

Have a great day everyone.

See you tomorrow!


New Week, New Month – CrossFit

June 1, 2020

What a busy weekend we ended up having. I’m a bit tired this morning but we’ll see how things go. According to what I read, I don’t know how to do half this stuff.

Victoria is still here but not joining me this morning as my niece Julia stayed overnight and they decided they couldn’t get up this early.

So, who will be up this morning? Bob, Jeff, Heather, Lacey, Nikkie, Holly, and me.

50 jumping jacks
10 plate or bag overhead reverse lunges (reverse lunges no weight)
0:30/0:30 Samson stretch

40 jumping jacks
10 plate overhead jumping lunges (reverse lunges no weight)
0:30 wall press stretch

30 jumping jacks
20 PVC pass throughs
0:30 butchers block stretch

Skill and Build Up
Split jerk progression
2 reps of foot placement and receiving position
5 jump and land with hands at side
5 jump and land with thumbs on shoulders
5 timing drill- jump, punch, and land
5 split jerks with PVC or barbell (PVC)

Build Up
3 sets
3-5 split jerks (10 lb db set)
10 hanging scap retractions (push-up variation)
3-5 strict pull-ups or variation (10 lb db rows)

For Time
I did the option below with dumbbells

15 split jerks
15 strict pull-ups
12 split jerks
12 strict pull ups
9 split jerks
9 strict pull ups
6 split jerks
6 strict pull ups
3 split jerks
3 strict pull ups

options with dumbbells
21 dumbbell split jerks (10lb db set)
15 dumbbell rows (10lb db set)
18 dumbbell split jerks (10lb db set only 1 and I couldn’t get the weight up – finished workout with the PVC pipe and no weight)
12 dumbbell rows (10lb db set)
15 dumbbell split jerks (PVC pipe)
9 dumbbell rows (10lb db set)
12 dumbbell split jerks (PVC pipe)
6 dumbbell rows (10lb db set)
9 dumbbell split jerks (PVC pipe)
3 dumbbell rows (10lb db set)

Accessory Work
3 rounds
15 PVC pass-throughs
15 band pull aparts
15 band face pulls
0:30/0:30 single arm high plank

Ok – I’m tired but guess I have to get ready and go to work.
Busy day ahead.