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Today’s WOD was good I got 17 burpee box jumps and Brian got 35. It was only a five minute WOD but It was five intense minutes. I figured it would be when our coach said before it started “It’s only five minutes, how bad could it be?” I knew after that it was going to be bad! lol Now on the the link I posted I saw this on a friends page and loved it so if you get a chance check this out! I’m going to assume because I know we all think a lot alike that y’all will love this as much as me. 🙂 Let me know what you think! I just made my husband sit down and read it and he really liked it.


So when I got on the computer this morning I had saw someone I knew had commented on a post “Crossfits Dirty little secret” now I didn’t really read the whole thing (I try to just not pay attention to the crossfit haters) but I did see the part about Rhabdomyolysis. Well it just so happens this morning we had a new coach, he gave us some background about himself, he had been doing crossfit since 2007 and coaching soon after. Well earlier this year he got Rhabdomyolysis he explained what it is, how it can happen and the importance of scaling everything the right way and not pushing yourself to do something to heavy and mainly you know your body listen to it! I was happy that he was there and explained all this to us so I knew what that was. Well when I got home I saw this blog article pop up on my Facebook and I really loved it! I tried to see how to re-blog it but I couldn’t figure it out so I’m just going to copy and paste the post and then leave y’all with the link for the author of the post so you can check out her blog. (It’s a great blog)

I saw multiple people sharing this article — “CrossfFt’s Dirty Little Secret” — over the weekend. As soon as I saw, I clicked over to see what the latest Crossfit hater-ade was.

I keep running into articles designed to dis CrossFit — but I don’t get why there is so much more bitterness for CrossFit over any other sport. The authors of these pieces always have some kind of personal problem with people who do CrossFit but the core of it is a mystery.

CrossFit doesn’t have a dirty little secret — what you see is what you get.

This article discusses a rare condition called “Rhabdomyolysis” — where one’s muscles basically “explode” from extreme overworking. Simply put — you push push push when you shouldn’t and cause potentially permanent damage.

The way the author frames this article, though, you’d think people were dying from CrossFit on a regular basis.

I’m not going to summarize the whole article — read it for yourself. But here’s why it makes me mad…

Making Me Mad

Rhabdomyolysis — an extreme condition thwarted upon oneself — is not the fault of CrossFit. It’s not the sport, the organization or even the coaches. It’s your own fault.

People like to talk about CrossFit like it’s literally Navy SEAL training with drill sergeants screaming in your face.

Not at all. It’s actually more like people encouraging you do to do your best and yes — push yourself — because isn’t it great to have that extra motivation? It’s a positive space for you to work hard and feel good about yourself.

But use your common sense! Don’t do something that will hurt yourself. Listen to your body. Go slowly when you start. Learn correct form. Don’t lift too heavy. Scale down if you need to. Take it seriously — weightlifting isn’t a joke.

Any good CrossFit coach will tell you these things. Of course, there are bad coaches! There are bad gyms. There are people who will tell you to do things that may be harmful. Be smart.

This is when you use your brain. Hey, maybe working out until I vomit is not a good idea! Personally, I’ve never worked out until I vomited (almost after a marathon once but hey…)

My Experience

I’ve been doing CrossFit for nearly two years and have no problem stopping to take a few breaths when I need to, switching to knee push ups if real ones get too hard, going to grab a drink of water mid-workout. A couple of times, I’ve felt fatigued and sat down for a moment — and GASP! — no one told me I was weak or ridiculed me for doing what I needed to do for me.

Another part of this article that irritated me, he talks about women peeing during double unders and says, “No, peeing during a workout is not alright. Ever.”

First of all, marathoners and triathletes do this regularly. Secondly, if you know anything about double unders, you DO have to empty your bladder out completely before you do them! Bouncing up and down like that does somethin’ to ya and guess what? It’s not “extreme exercise.” The author calls it “stress-induced urinary incontinence.” Nope, definitely not stressful to do double unders. I love double unders — I just make sure I pee before I do them. Ain’t no thang.

What It Comes Down To

CrossFit haters like to blame CrossFit as a whole — call it a cult, label people are “weird,” or “obsessed.” Folks will say CrossFit causes injury and is irresponsible. Newsflash: CrossFit does not cause injury — individuals do things that cause themselves injury.

This is what it comes down to: personal responsibility. I don’t expect my CrossFit coaches to do everything for me. I have to take the responsibility to learn moves correctly and take things slowly. I have to listen to my body and not cave to some kind of “zombie pressure” to keep going when I shouldn’t.

My back is hurt right now and why? Because I did something incorrectly and that’s my fault. I went too big on a weight and that’s my fault. I wasn’t careful — that’s MY fault. That could have happened to me working out in Gold’s Gym by myself.

Anyway, haters, stop blaming CrossFit for your problems and take some responsibility for your bad decisions.

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So I realized today that I need to order some new jump ropes for me and Brian and I need to get double unders! Today was horrible! It was that workout that sent me home jump rope shopping! It was either 50 double unders or 200 singles! Okay do the math. Fifty double unders is 100 singles. You were pretty much getting punished if you couldn’t do double unders with a extra 100! 😦 We had five rounds to do so I did 1,000 singles. One thousand singles. That is allot. That was not including the five cleans and twenty hand release push-ups each round. I got my butt kicked today. Granted it did feel great but it made me so determined to practice double unders until I either master them or just can not jump anymore. Whatever comes first. Do any of y’all have a favorite rope? I heard about RX and was going to Google that. But please any advise is welcomed! Thank you! 🙂 Oh by the way my time for the WOD was 19:54! Under twenty minutes my goal!


Last night I went to bed early with the thought that I was going to sleep in instead of going to crossfit this morning. I was going to have a rest day,get my coupons done,clean the house, and relax a little. Now when we plan on a rest day I never look at what the WOD will be for that day just because if its a good one I know I will want to go. I thought my husband was on the same page with this theory but apparently I was wrong. As soon as I woke up this morning he tells me “ummm so I looked at the workout for today, I wasn’t going to but I did, And it’s a good one”. Of course now at that point I have to look and yep its a good one. So today is no longer a rest day, my husband is coming home at 1130 for his lunch so I can do the noon class and he’ll be doing the 5 pm one. Now Friday and Sunday will be rest days. But for now on we have a new house rule! No looking at the WOD for our rest days! Now Sunday this is easy b/c they are not open. But for the other day every week, no looking! LOL Do any of y’all have problems with this? It’s so hard once we see the workout if its a good one not to want to go!

Today’s WOD


5 x 40%
5 x 40%
5 x 40%
5 x 40%
5 x 50%
5 x 60%


5 Rounds For Time:
5 x Cleans (155/115)
20 x Hand Release Push Ups
50 x Double Unders (200 singles)

10 x Wall Walks

Double Unders will be the death of me!

When I saw the WOD on the computer this morning I thought “Gee that’s it? that’s going to be easy!” boy was I wrong! It put me on my butt at the end. I ended up doing 5 rounds plus 12. When I looked at the board I was surprised that I didn’t do as bad as I thought I did. I have a love hate relationship for sure with burpees. I love what they do to my body. I hate doing them! I don’t feel like they will ever get easier. Anyone out there that think they will get easier? lol. I would love to know if there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Today’s WOD-


Bench Press
5 x 40%
5 x 40%
5 x 40%
5 x 40%
5 x 50%
5 x 60%

2 Minute AMRAP of:
10 x Burpees
40 meter Suttle Run
**Rest 2 Minutes**
4 Minute AMRAP of:
10 x Burpees
40 meter Shuttle Run

20 x Hollow Body Rocks
20 x Superman Rocks


Lifting Weights- Good or Bad?

Okay so Ladies there seems to be a lot of misconceptions and stereotype’s when It comes to lifting weights. The Comment’s I hear most is… Drumroll… “I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to bulk up”! And “I’m going to gain muscle and not lose weight If I do crossfit”

Well here are some interesting facts I found-

1. “It’s physiologically impossible,” says Michael Wood, director of the Sports Performance Group in Cambridge, Mass., and an exercise physiologist at Tufts Research Center on Aging. The reason? Testosterone is responsible for a muscle’s bulk, and women simply don’t have enough of this predominantly male hormone to build Schwarzenegger-sized bulges. “Because muscle is denser than fat, strength training actually makes muscles shapelier,” Wood says.

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2. Too much cardio can impair the production of the thyroid hormone T3″. Why is T3 important? It is the main regulator of your metabolism. If your T3 production is impaired, that is called Hypothyroidism. That term may sound familiar to you, because Hypothyroidism is the dreaded hormone imbalance that causes your metabolism to slow to a crawl, and causes your body to “accumulate fat with ease, almost regardless of physical activity level.” You can check out the full science behind this here.

But in a nutshell: Lots O’ Cardio + Insufficient Calories = Fat.

3. Crossfit workouts requires you to complete a short cardiovascular bout, such as running a quarter-mile, then move directly into a few strength training exercises, like squats, push-ups and deadlifts. Activities are completed one after the other and all incorporate the large muscles in your body. This keeps your heart rate up throughout the entire workout, which typically lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. CrossFit therefore will result in a significant number of calories burned during each workout session, but because it will cause an increase in lean muscle mass, also increases your resting metabolic rate. Muscle tissue requires calories to maintain function and structure. This means you’ll burn more calories at all times of the day, including while you’re sleeping.

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4. You know that losing fat involves increasing your metabolism. What you may not know is that muscle plays a huge role in raising metabolism. A pound of muscle burns about 10-20 calories a day while a pound of fat burns 5 calories. That means any growth in your muscle tissue is going to help you burn more calories all day long. In fact, strength training has all kinds of great effects on your body like:
•Increasing resting metabolic rate so you burn more calories, even while at rest.
•Making you lean and slim–muscle takes up less space than fat so, the more you have, the slimmer you are
•Strengthening bones and connective tissue, which can protect your body from injuries in daily life
•Enhancing balance and stability
•Building confidence and self-esteem

5. Bottom Line- Ladies, quit killing yourselves with cardio. Skinny doesn’t look good anyway!