Monday, March 21, 2011


Has it all come to this?  That statement is a bit too permanent for me.  I don't view my fitness as having an end.  Rather, this weekend brought an opportunity to see how far I've come with my fitness since I started this new path back in June.  For those who don't know, back in June, I was pretty heavy.  I could not do one pull up.  I was down.  I was lethargic. And I was creeping back to my heaviest weight ever near 270 lbs.  

Crossfit changed my life in many ways.  At first, it made me more sore than I knew possible, but after sticking with it, listening, watching, and being patient, I knew this regiment and community was going to help me transform my life.  I'm now stronger than I've ever been.  I've decreased my body fat and increased my lean muscle mass.  My endurance has increased, and I know what it means to eat well as a lifestyle.  Now THAT is permanent.  

Enter The Crossfit Games

Now, now, now.......I am not going to the Crossfit Games.  I am not going to even come close to making the cut here.  These guys and gals are elite world athletes who train full time for this stuff.  However, the great thing about Crossfit is that it is open to everyone and anyone.  I figured I'd throw myself out there.  I figured it's time to see where I compare.

As Many Rounds as Possible (AMRAP) in 10 minutes of.....

30 double unders (two revolutions of a jumprope)
15 Powersnatches

Check out this video for official rules if you are interested on learning more.

The official rules state that you don't have to do a powersnatch as long as you use proper form getting the bar above your head, so I actually push pressed it.

And my results:
4 rounds plus 17 double unders.

My rank:
As of today, that is good for 265th out of 445 in the Midwest Region....and....
5,119th out of 7,486 in the world!

Not sure I care too much about that, it's interesting to see where I compare to others ages 18-44.

There are 5 more workouts to go.  One per week.  For's about learning where I am, how far I've come, and enjoying great competition.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job on the first wod. That's a very respectable score and you did a hell of a lot better than me. Keep it up.



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