Olympics and CrossFit.

30 Jul

I am super-duper, over the top, excited about the 2012 Olympics.  I have always enjoyed watching the Olympics.  During summer, my usual favorites are gymnastics, diving and swimming.  This year, I have added weightlifting to the list.

I downloaded the most awesome app today.  It allows me to view live feed of any sports category.  Obviously, I watched the weightlifting category today.  Amazing stuff.  The neatest part was watching Olympians doing the same stuff we do at RRCF.  Not only the clean and jerk, but also the “check list” as Josh and Wes call it.  For each lift, we have a check list:  check your feet, hand and head placement, squat position, etc.  I never doubted Josh or Wes, but it is so awesome to see it done by Olympians!

So, I have been watching weight lifting off and on today.  I arrive at the box and can’t help but feel giddy.  I am participating in a sport that is world-wide.  The stuff I do in Millbrook, Alabama, is being done by people in China and Kazakhstan.  Exciting stuff!

The WOD tonight was hard, but I felt strong.  There was a 30 minute cap and I completed it under the cap.  Deadlift weight:  95 pounds.

July 30, 2012

Warm up

200m Run

20 Squats

20 Kettle Bell Swings

20 Ham Swings

10 Hip Swings

10 Back Rolls

Hip Floss



Complete for time!

400m Run

30 Deadlifts

400m Run

25 Deadlifts

400m Run

20 Deadlifts

400m Run

15 Deadlifts


With help from Josh pushing me and others cheering, I completed the last 15 without stopping.  I must admit, it felt pretty darn good!

I just took a look at tomorrow’s WOD…umm…yeah, I shouldn’t have looked.  Wowza!



2 Responses to “Olympics and CrossFit.”

  1. Kari July 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    I downloaded the app too. Thanks for letting everyone know about it! I can’t wait to see how fast the birdie flies in Olympic badminton! I’ve heard its pretty wild. I also read about the 8 month pregnant olympian. She was competing in the 10 meter air rifle. I’m also enthusiastic about Olympics. Great time for motivation.

  2. 100 to 50 and Getting Better July 31, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    That’s great Steph. You rock girl!

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