We did Ivan for the first time today: 20 minutes of the following movements on the minute for the minute:
3 x push presses (95lbs)
5 x box jumps (24")
7 x kettle bell swings (24k)
Now, I've done harder WODs, but rarely have I brought more intensity and determination to a workout like I did this one. I completed every single round as prescribed. I even gashed my shin (again!) on the box jumps but kept going. Once I got to round 15 I was determined to complete it as prescribed even though every fibre of my body was telling me to stop. I basically pushed myself forward by acknowledging that I was successfully doing each movement and that I didn't need to stop. And it worked. Nothing like a workout where you make progress in both the physical and psychological realms.
Man, I was completely out of it after the WOD for about two hours.
I'm a 41 year old male (6' 1", 195 lbs) who joined Oakville's Canadian CrossFit in September 2008; and I started working out at Burlington's CrossFit Connection in September 2009. Aside from some jogging and yoga I've never really been athletic; weight-training and gymnastics are completely new to me. CrossFit is an opportunity for me to increase my fitness and push myself to new levels.
This blog is where I record the details of my workouts, track my progress and note my PRs.