Read about Postural Restoration Here: http://bodythrive.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/what-is-postural-restoration/
Read my post about Functional Movement Screenings Here: http://bodythrive.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/my-functional-movement-screening/
So my weekend was great! On Saturday I competed in the Collegiate Crossfit games because my school (UNC) was hosting it. Now, I don’t do crossfit because I disagree with a lot of their training methodologies, but I decided to compete because I can’t resist a competition.
I did crossfit for about a month this spring but I don’t go anymore. I’d rather do my own thing ;)
Anyway the competition lasted from 10am-3pm. It was a lot of fun and I met a bunch of really cool people. The event was bigger than I expected it to be but still pretty small. The organizer hope to make it much bigger next year.
There were students from UNC, ECU, UVA, Duke, NC State, Elon, and Pfeifer!
There were 3 WODs we had to complete and everyone was split up into 5 or 6 heats. Points were awarded according to how well you performed in your heat.
The first WOD was just max poundage for overhead squats. We got to pick any weight we wanted to OH press and we just had to get as many reps as we could with our hips past parallel. It seemed smarter to pick a lower weight and do a bunch of reps than to pick a heavy weight and only knock out a few so I went with 55lbs and managed to get 36 reps.
The 2nd WOD had 2 parts. Part 1 was an 8 minute AMRAP of 50 yard sprint, 10 forward rolls, bear crawl the rest of the way, and then 50 yard farmer’s carry (2 40lb dumbbells for men, 2 25lb dumbbells for women). Part 2 was max 3 touch-and-go cleans.
I HATED Part 1. The forward rolls killed me because I am super prone to motion sickness so I got really disoriented and nauseous very quickly. I went as long as I could but I had to stop early. I figured that I should stop so I could be able to complete the cleans.
For the cleans we had 3 minutes to clean as much weight as we could 3 times in a row but we couldn’t rest with the bar on the ground and we couldn’t adjust our grip (sound unsafe to anyone??) I hadn’t cleaned in awhile so I started with 88lbs and got that really easily. Went up to 98lbs - again pretty easy. I have 30 seconds left so I go for 103 lbs and nail it!
The 3rd WOD was 25 pushups, 50 squats holding a 25lb bumper plate, 25 overhead lunges with the bumper plate, and then a 400m run with the bumper plate. (Guys had 45lbs). I owned this WOD. I was the first girl done by at least 30 seconds I think.
I ended up taking 2nd place for the girls. I think the 1st part of the 2nd WOD really screwed my score but oh well. I was so mad that forward rolls were in the WOD because you don’t have to be strong to do those, just coordinated and not queasy.
I had lots of fun though! Next time I do crossfit will be next year and the next collegiate game lol. Maybe I’ll win then! :D
Oh and here’s a pic from the games. We are doing pushups and I’m in the middle in the UNC blue shirt:
Here is an awesome article by Neghar Fonooni on Food.
“What if you thought of junk food as a punishment instead of a reward?
…If you really contemplated the physiological affects of junk food, could you justify it as a reward? If you took all emotion out of the equation and factored in that eating junk makes you gain body fat, robs you of sustainable energy and strength, can lead to a myriad of health complications and inevitably leaves you feeling guilty-does it really still sound like a treat?”
Read the rest here