Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Angie - Jan '10

100 pull ups
100 push ups
100 sit ups
100 squats

Here's my Angie story:

With Central being closed for two weeks prior to our attempt at Angie, I was really worried about the workout. Angie is tough regardless but to go into it with 2 weeks of rest? Lory = freaking out. I did work out on my own throughout the break - Christmas workout with Mom, 3 free CFC wods, Jess's apartment gym but those are different than throwing around barbells at the gym.

Thankfully, veteran Erika was at the gym before our workout and gave us all great workout advice, "Do what you can" along with great nutrition tips and overall positive motivation! Since I'm still kind of new at kipping pull ups I really didn't know how many I should do before going to a band. Before CFC closed I managed 20 kips in a row but now I'm thinking it was a stroke of luck. When I try so hard to get that many in a row the next set that I can do is about 3. Then I'm struggling with holding onto the bar, fighting the negative monster in my head and making sure that my hands don't rip.

Again, thankfully, I have the world's best coach, the amazing Crystal McReynolds, and she was NOT going to put up with me going to a band when I already know how to do kips. In my head, I got to 25 without a band and was like, "Okay, that's good enough, Band Time!" Not quite. Crystal walked up, "What are you doing? Put that away, you're doing this RX'ed". Eff my life. I got to 75 pull ups with about 4 minutes left and could not do a single more. The push ups were ROUGH and I was struggling/shaking to push myself back up at the end while even being on my knees! I finished right under the cap: 24:32

Looking back, a huge thank you goes to Crystal. She always knows when to voice the encouragement to make you believe in yourself again. She really is the best balance to the negative voice in my head, plus she's real and that voice isn't!

In April Angie and I will battle again and next time:
All 100 kipping pull ups
All 100 push ups on toes!

-January Angie:
75 kips
25 push ups on toes, 75 on knees
100 situps unbroken


  1. DUDE. You have a blog! I shall be loyally following from now on.

  2. And...yes, first 50 was easy when you remember to inhale and exhale. HAH.

  3. I'll try that breathing thing in the future! :) Yes, this is my blog but I don't update it that often. I'll try to be consistent with it!