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  1. I find that things happen in trends here. Everyone has specific strength goals at the same time, everyone is recovering from injury at the same time, etc. Or maybe it's just that you tend to notice when people's goals are aligned with your own :)

    Recovering from injury? Oh yeah.

    That was the summer where we challenged ourselves to pr and conquer the gym no matter what the cost. :P

    I like our current challenges. It's sensible and same. After seeing some of the goal suggestion guides online, I think we're amazing planners. :)

  2. So the main issue seems to be me not using my glutes on the way up, so my hips aren't under the weight.

    Which is probably why my knees hurt after squats every once in a while.

    The first video is me demonstrating the absence of hips in my squat technique.

    The second one is me activating my glutes. Which my coach is happy with.

  3. I need callous-advice, folks! (Insert "my callous advice is that you lose 5 lbs immediately" jokes here.)


    These are non-raised callouses, so rubbing a pumice stone against them does nothing but irritate the skin around them, but they still hurt when I do pulls. Thoughts?

    I'd probably soak them in water, then use a butter knife to scrape off what you can.

    You might also buy some straps and lift with those while they're getting better.

    Most of my callus removing links and guides are at home. I'll see if there's a better solution there.

  4. Yay for New Year workouts!

    For some reason your description of your sled pulls got the hokey pokey stuck in my head. So. That's a thing.


    Great. Now I'm singing along to the hokey pokey song on youtube..... 


    The last couple years coach has done a new year's eve midnight wod. I was kind of disappointed that there wasn't one this year....even if I could only go and watch the crazy happen. ;)

  5. Completely agree. Though it can be really exciting to hit an outcome goal, there are so many external factors that can get in the way and can make an entire challenge feel like a failure. I know that the most important thing for me right now is building good habits.


    Good habits and consistency *are* more important. Remove the roadblocks, and the really awesome stuff just happens! 

  6. Doesn't surprise me.  I tried on oly shoes and didn't like them.  I use the old timey Do-Wins.  I really love them.  Actually, they are my favorite gym shoe ever. 


    I don't really have a "favorite" gym shoe. 


    Hell, lately I've just been kicking off the shoes and doing stuff barefoot (well, in socks). And y'know...no one cares. That's the beauty of working out in a crossfit gym. :)

  7. Thanks! I understand the timing - but it just seemed like people were switching over to the new threads already or something.


    Those people are breaking the "rules". :P


    I mean, I have mine up as a place holder. But I'm still posting to this one because the other one doesn't start till monday. :)

  8. I'm with you bear! Lift lift lift (though I'm way back on the re-build / re-learn phase).


    Thankful for you brother.


    Eh. I did 6 + 1 + 1 at 80#'s for squats. And I learned more about how much work my squat form needs....


    Yeah, we're all a learnin' :)

  9. My elbow is shot and I'm in a piss poor mood bc coach says no punching until next week. That means no Muay Thai for the rest of the week which has me feeling really miffed and really sad.

    I said "should I run?" Coach: hell no. Bike. *sigh* I'll do it bc I'm getting him to compromise on lifting for the next week.

    All the rehab on the elbow.

    Elbows are stupid.


    Where's my hate button? Booooooooo. 


    Hope you feel better soon! 

  10. Fun day at the gym: new years edition! 




    Forwards, backwards, left right


    KB Swing


    5x5 @ 26.5#'s




    65 x 3 


    70 x 3 


    80 x 6 [then showed video to coach, who said I wasn't using my glutes and that I needed to do X instead], then did two singles. 


    Abs: cable pull [easy], and leg raises [hard]. I could actually do a leg raise, soooo. PR! 


    1x20 [easy]

    1x7 [hard]

    1x6 [hard]

    1x4 [hard]

    1x20 [easy]


  11. I'm just going to leave this here....I've never actually seen a "before" picture of cline until today. 


    Can I just say damn? Holy cow amazing progress! 


    Cline right when she started training w/ wmat: 






    Cline while training with current super awesome coach: 




    I was also cc'd on something sent to coach (I asked for permission to share). Here's what really blows me away. 


    Seven months has been everything to me.  
    I learned that keeping a promise yields its own rewards.   
    I learned I love every minute of every lifting day.  Powerlifts, assistance lifts… every moment. 
    I know, without a doubt, everything is easier if you are stronger.  Life, sports, everything.  
    I learned how hard I could get hit and keep moving forward…about how much I could take and keep moving forward.  Really.  I actually learned how hard I could get hit – having a pro MMA fighter hit you or kick you is not easy.  Everything is easier if you are stronger. 

    And I learned to kick down doors and punch demons in the throat.  That’s how winning is done. 

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