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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 - Maggie
Posted: 15 January 2014 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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Posted: 16 January 2014 05:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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sbburris - 15 January 2014 06:11 PM

Puppy scaling with 20 reps. 

8:44. 

I did all the movements as prescribed, except I did the handstand by kicking up to a wall and then holding it for a 1-2 count.

This was one pretty fun, and I could have kept going, although I was breathing and sweating hard by the time I finished.  I think I could have done 30 no problem; 50 might have tested my endurance and will power.  I’m sure I would have taken over 20 minutes to do all 50.

As an early workout in this Crossfit journey and my first true “girl,” I look forward to doing this one again in the future and it being one of my first true benchmarks.

Curious to click over and see how the CFT will be scaled (if at all).

Now this is what I should have done to scale the handstand part - easier than wall walk-ups!

I definitely find the “kick-up” to be easier than walking up the wall.  Additionally, in this workout, I say it more accurately simulated the prescribed movement.  Since a true handstand happens pretty quickly and is about quickly getting to that upright position and then using your balance, I think you unnecessarily wear yourself down walking up and down the wall, which is almost like adding a bear crawl (but harder) to the workout.  Additionally, it taxes your core a lot more.  So, wall walks likely work you out a bit more, but will definitely add to your time.

That being said, I know at first I had a lot of trepidation about kicking up to a wall and for some people it’s kinda scary to plant your hands that close to the baseboard and kick your feet up and wait for that moment where they make contact.  I know my wife has trouble doing it, for example.  She prefers to walk up/down the wall, because kicking the legs over feels unnatural to her.

I will mention that I saw a video a few months back where one of the Crossfit gurus was actually arguing that facing the wall with your face (which is what you get when you walk up) is better for handstand pushups, etc., because it makes you less likely to arch your back like you tend to do when you kick up.  So, if a workout calls for knocking out a bunch of HSPU’s, walking up/down might be the preferred way of getting there.

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Posted: 16 January 2014 05:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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50 reps for time of
Burpee/Push-up/Jumping-Jack/Sit-up/Handstand

30@13:51
50@22:42

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Posted: 16 January 2014 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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20 reps for time of:
Burpee/Push-up/Jumping-Jack/Sit-up/Handstand

Time: 9:50.8
That was veeery tiring

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Posted: 16 January 2014 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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Complete as much as possible in 15 minutes of:
10 Pull-ups
20 Push-ups
30 Squats
15 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
45 Squats
20 Pull-ups
40 Push-ups
60 Squats <<< XXX >>> reached 40 squats.
25 Pull-ups
50 Push-ups
75 Squats
30 Pull-ups
60 Push-ups
90 Squats

Push ups done in broken sets of 6 to 8 reps. The last 20 reps was done in sets of 3 and 2 at the end. Push ups ended up being a time consumer. hmmm

Cash out. 20 squats and 25 pull ups

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Posted: 16 January 2014 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Posted: 16 January 2014 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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WEDNESDAY 140115

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50 reps for time of:
Burpee/Push-up/Jumping-Jack/Sit-up/Handstand

Scaled to 20 reps, did handstands against the wall, mostly.  Some were solid.
Didn’t have my timer with me, finished in about 12 minutes.

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