Early morning workouts are way too EARLY


The adjacent photo of a take out bag I got from Earls reminds me why I love the Paleo diet so much.   We are all hunter and gathers at heart.  And speaking of hunter and gatherers, one of my favorite quotes is that by the founder of Crossfit, Greg Glassman, in his description of world-class fitness in 100 words:

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.”

In the spirit of learning, I tried to teach myself a new, valuable lesson today.  Lesson Learned = I don’t move quite so well in the early A.M. I braved the cold and made my way to Crossfit Langley for the 6:30 a.m. class.

Today’s workout consisted of:

Warm-up:  3 rounds

  • 10 x shoulder dislocates with PVC pipe;
  • 10 x Overhead Squats with PVC pipe.

Strength:  Overhead Squats / sit-ups (6 rounds)

  • 15 x Overhead Squats (95lbs);
  • 15 x Ab-mat Sit-ups.

Met-con:  8 minute AMRAP

  • 15 x double-unders;
  • 5 x burpees.

I was having big-time issues with my double-unders.  Early morning brain freeze I’m going to call it.  Couldn’t do a single set unbroken… aye!  I managed to eek in 10 rounds plus 15 DU + 1 burpee.  Yuck!

Ah well, lesson learned… and just another step closer to living life in 100 words or less.

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