Crossfit: My love/hate relationship

Nutrition, rest and love… 3, 2, 1 go!

Just a couple quick posts on my past 2 days of workouts… loving how good my body has been feeling lately. I definitely attribute it to good nutrition and adequate rest… and of course, having a loving partner who is (VERY) supportive of my passion for my sport.  Thanks C! Monday's WOD at CrossFit BC Part A:  3 rounds – …

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I Love Sunday Fun-days

I live for Sundays Fun-Days!  I count myself very lucky to have so many amazing friends that come out every Sunday morning to share their time, energy (and of course, sweat!).  The CrossFit Sunday Throwdowns at Fitness Town, Burnaby has turned into a community within a community, consisting of a group of like-minded, passionate people sharing a drive to improve …

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Saturday O-Lifting sessions make me smile

In preparation for the BCWA Masters Olympic Weightlifting competition (Larry Burke Memorial) on May 5th, I've tried to squeeze in as many lifting sessions as possible in a hope that something might just click in my brain and lifting big weight just becomes “easy”.  Well, I can hope can't I? After another hour and half lifting session with the CrossFit …

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Power Snatch… yes, okay, I’m down with that!

Just a quick post on today's workout… Power Snatches!  Me likes. Warm-up:  Tabata Burpees I managed to eke out 7 rounds of 8, followed up with one round of 7, so my tabata score was 7 burpees – ah! Technique/strength:  Work up to a 1 rep max power snatch 3 x 135 lbs 3 x 155 lbs 2 x 175 …

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2 Days, 2 WOD’s and 2 new PR’s… time to write that down

What do you do to hold yourself accountable to your goals?  Whether they be fitness, wealth, family, or work related, we all have goals we are striving to achieve.  Here's 3 things to remember when setting goals for yourself… 3 simple things to remember when setting a goal: Write it down. Tell people about it and ask them to hold …

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Get Loose with the Moose’s Monthly Newsletter

Since August 2011 I've put out the “Moose is Loose” monthly newsletter to better connect with those that have expressed a keen interest in sharing about health and fitness goals, wellness ambitions and everything between.  More importantly it's a way for me to remain accountable to my readers and offer guidance where I'm able.  It's those little, daily tasks that when …

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WODing when you don’t want to WOD

“Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life – but what we do about what happens to us.”  ~ George Allen Yesterday I took a  moment to revisit a post detailing 65 of my favorite success quotes – the reason?  Motivation.  Inspiration.  And quite frankly, I …

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Saturday was brought to you by the letter “F” (times three)

Saturdays are meant to be filled with the letter “F” – Family, Fitness and Fun!  And today was nothing less than a day brimming with my three favorite “F” words. “F”itness Olympic Lifting Class with Coach Mike Cartwright at CrossFit BC Today we worked on Power Snatches to a squat, then full Olympic Snatches, finishing up with heavy knee-hanging squat cleans …

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I’m part of the CFK Wolf Pack and have a T-shirt to prove it

Busy days, busy days… but fortunately, as busy as my day gets, I always have time to WOD. This evening I stopped in to CFK (CrossFit Kitsilano) for the 5 o'clock throwdown.  And man!  I'm happy I did as Coach Fynn was just in the process of receiving their new CFK T-shirts.  And they are AWESOME! CFK Workout for April …

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Muscle-ups: A work in progress

Muscle-ups are not my forte.  For as long as I've been able to do them, they've been the bane of my CrossFit existence.  But starting NOW, this all changes.  Along with Handstand Push-ups and pistols, I'm ready to really make a concerted effort to make these movements “fun” and “enjoyable”.  At least that's the plan. How will I do this? …

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