Lot of friends have always asked me about Protein shakes, and drinks that I use. To be honest, I have never ever used a Protein shake from the market. There is one that I bought recently, only after reading about the natural ingredients in it, and I seldom use it. Continue reading
I ran 13.1 miles today, on the trails, with an elevation gain of 2190 fts. I had not run a single time past 6 weeks or more. Suffering from a calf muscle injury, I was only on bike, swimming, and cross-fitting (avoiding the run workouts). I spent time working on my glutes, core, squats and used to row more. Workouts dealing in squats are the best overall workout for your body. Continue reading
Its been just over a month that I joined my local Norcal Crossfit Box ‘gym’ (Crossfit Workout gym is called a Box). When I first walked inside, I saw mostly white boards, scribbled with various terms, and numbers that were hard to decipher.
Over a month, I did learn few terms and did google up few. Here is my work in progress list:
There are plenty of terms, and you can get a big list online, but these are very basic terms mostly used. Feel free to add more in the comments section.
- WOD – Workout Of the Day (the actual workout that is designed to crush you :))
- AMRAP – As Many Reps As Possible (As Many Rounds As Possible) in given time.
- RX’ed – As Prescribed, there is no change in the workout that can be done.
- EMOM – Each Minute Over Minute. You do the round every minute.
- Rep – Repetition.
- PB – Personal Best
- PR – Personal Record
- Box – A Crossfit Gym
Plenty of online resources, but I do refer this- Crossfit
It was tough because of the flaky hamstrings. Started off with a 10 mins warmup spin.
Bike Workout in the morning:
- 2 mins – High RPE, was trying to keep the Cadence above 90 rpm.
- 1 min – Lower the RPM, around 85 rpm.
- Do 10 reps
You can raise the bar by raising the Cadence range for 2 mins and 1 min. Cooled down with a 10 mins spin.
Later on in the evening: Crossfit
It was fun to get successful wall handstands. And pulled off the WOD which felt to be fairly OK. Warmup was a mix of back extension, 500m row, and couple of aerobic moves.
WOD – EMOM: 5 deadlifts (175lbs) + 5 bar muscle ups – for 6 rounds
Could have gone heavier on the weights, as still had energy to do another round of WOD :). But then ended with a 1 mile run, felt a ~ 7:25 min/mile pace (no Garmin). And then successful wall handstands. Do not have a proof, so need to get a picture while trying again.