Workout Roundup

I often get asked what I do for exercise. Here’s a recap of this past week. Not necessarily typical, but it’s what is was. Being mindful of a few tweaky parts (maybe it was all the years of gymnastics, or maybe it’s age), juggling family, work and listening to my body determines the flow of my exercise routine. I hope to post more of these workout roundups to give you a flavor of what I do.

My tip for this week:

Be conscious of MOVEMENT, not just exercise. I think we’ve become obsessed with the concept of “working out” and we downplay the benefit of the variety of movement that can take place within a day’s time.

NOTE: My CrossFit workouts take place at a CrossFit gym and I recommend that yours do to (at least until you are properly trained in such movements)!

Wednesday, October 28th

CrossFit Park City

1) EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute):

1 Power Snatch (build in weight)… I worked up to 95 lbs.

Not a “PR” (personal record), but I was happy with this given my tweaky parts and a focus on form. This was a good warm up to part 2.

2) 15 • 12 • 9 (reps of…)

Power Snatch (75 lbs)

Chest to bar pull up

7:42 Rx

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Thursday, October 29th

Deep tissue massage (quads, IT bands, shoulders and neck)

My body needed this. I often find it hard to justify a “massage” as it’s sounds like I’m pampering myself, but this was far from a feel good massage. It makes a huge difference in how I feel over the course of a month if I stay consistent with deep tissue work.

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Friday, October 30th

I traded in a day at the gym this morning for Halloween parades and parties at the boys’ schools. Well worth it.

Then it was time for a long walk with the pup on a beautiful Fall day!

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Monday, November 2nd

CrossFit Park City

Deadlifts…

30, 1, 20, 1, 10, 1

The weights I chose: (135 lbs, 185, 155, 185, 165, 185)

This workout was a bit of a guessing game. While I played it a little safe, it was still a great workout and showed how deadlifts create such a strong neurological response. I have pretty good hamstring flexibility, so my focus is always on using my legs more and keeping my belly tight (especially after two big babies!).

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Tuesday, November 3rd

CrossFit Park City

“Cindy”

20 Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of…

5 pull ups

10 push ups

15 air squats

(16 rounds, 11 reps)

Not even close to a PR, but again, I felt good about this. Nice steady pace, a great workout, and able to recover quick and move on with my day.

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Wednesday, November 4th

REST DAY!

Enjoy your week

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