Here's a link to an article on Yahoo that was posted yesterday about women and weightlifting. Cheryl Brost, a Games athlete and 41 year old bad-ass mother of two is quoted in it too (#4). The last point that the article talks about is how good lifting is for your bones - this is of particular concern to those women who are 50 or older, since muscle mass and bone strength decrease significantly around this point in time. My mom broke her clavicle 6 weeks ago - it still isn't healing and she needs to have surgery to get it reset. If she had been lifting weights (I'm going to teach my mom how to snatch after she heals), her bones would have been stronger, and she might not have broken anything. This is an important point for ALL of our moms! Here's the article link --> Why Women Don't (but should) Lift Weights
For the boys, what is your definition of what a beautiful or sexy woman is? Is it someone skinny? Or someone fit? Strong is the new skinny.
Enjoy the WOD.
Volume training today - pick one of two options below. Usually the one we dislike the most is what we need to work on the most. But it's your choice. But not really.
"One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. " - Henry Ford
Volume Training: EMOM for 10 minutes do 3-5 reps of 1 of the following movements:
a, Ring Dips (bodyweight or weighted)
b. Pull-ups (strict, kipping, or butterfly)
CrossFit Games Open 11.2
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 15 minutes of:
9 Deadlift (155/100)
12 Push-ups (hand release)
15 Box jumps, (24/20)
Here's a link to the 2011 Games site if you want to look at comparatives: 2011 CrossFit Open Scores
10 pistols each leg
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream..... Liza, PJ, Patti, and Jamie on their way to 150 calories rowed yesterday.
Posted on Fri, December 7, 2012