Saturday, January 5, 2008

Workout 1/5: Playing with Sand in the Snow

Two treats in two days...I must be lucky. Yesterday was a great time with an old friend, and today was a Wilson Park Workout before heading back to the daily grind or teaching. I got in a super workout that will leave me sore as I walk into my classroom again for the first time in two weeks. It has been a great winter break for me and my family to decompress a little and gear up for six months of hectic-ness. But I know we will survive!

CrossFit: Playing with Sand in the Snow at Wilson Park
Rep sets of 21, 15, and 9 of:
40# Sandbag Cleans
60# Bear-Hug Squats
Wall (Tree) Ball
Ring Push-ups

*Thank you Coach Gio for working us through the sandbag cleans. I did cleans the previous day and learned the importance of creating pop by opening up the hips. Gio is always so good at correcting form. Once I got a hold of that, cleans with the sandbag really became efficient and effective. My least favorite of all of those movements = Bear-Hug Squats. Now I sort of know what it is like to be a firefighter. That's all I could picture in my mind was having to rescue a 60# person from a smokey room. I hope I never have to do that, but it makes you appreciate the work firefighters do.*Photo courtesy of Ross Training

1 comment:

Gio said...

Congratulations on finishing Sand in the Snow Saturday. I have to say that being a visual learner really does help. Listening to the cues and applying the subtlety of movement improvements really does pay off in the end.

Gotta love the shifting sands, and while you are moving the bag it makes for more of a midline stabilization strengthener.

How are you feeling now? You took a recovery lap, I took a dive on the snow to cool down. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you more often and you'll not have the nice t-shirt when I get back.