Newbie Blogger Week 4: Featuring Women’s CrossFit (aka ‘MomWOD’) and our Free Sunday Community Class

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Jen Wirth | July 14, 2017 | no comments |

This is my fourth week at Wildcat CrossFit.  I’m feeling so good about myself and that’s where it starts people!

July 3, 2017 MomWOD

OMG, these Moms are no joke!  So I had a day off on Monday and decided to join an earlier class.  MomWOD offered childcare so my son and I headed into the gym.  Once I got my son settled, I walked over to start the class and our coach Laurie knew who I was right away.  The one thing she did say to me was that some say that Mom WOD is a little bit tougher then a regular class and I am not going to disagree with her.

Today’s warm up consisted of a nice 400 meter run or 400 meter row, bear crawls, inch worms, lunges, knee hugs, quad pulls, Frankenstein’s and burpees.  Boy was I warmed up!!  Laurie was right there with me as I stumbled through all these.

“…today I managed to push my limits.”

Strength was a tough one today. Not because of the set which was 6,4,2,1,6,6, but because today I managed to push my limits.  Thanks to Laurie I pushed myself to 70 lbs for my set of one.  I also let the training bar go today and started using the ‘ladies’ 35# bar.

Laurie made sure that I wrote all this down.  I’ve seen people writing their stats down around the gym, but I never thought it was important to me.  Folks, writing all your stats down is really important.  It’s important because you need to know what your limits are today so you can push those tomorrow, within reason of course.  So today I pushed my limits and I was so damn proud of myself!

The MetCon today was 4 rounds of 200 meter run, 15 push press and 15 back squats.  I did my 200 meters on the row machine which was a little bit easier for me, and it ensured that I actually kept my body moving. You see, when I “run” I have to make frequent stops to catch my breath.  Man, I woke up so very sore from those Back Squats!  I think it’s because it was my first time using the heavier bar.

Laurie was awesome and I wish I was available to take more classes with her.  My son Jason loved coming with me to the gym and I’m glad that he got to see what Mom does when she goes to the gym to workout.  His favorite part was the giant goldfish in the Wildcat Aquarium.

  1. aquarium clip

July 5, 2017

So remember the last time I told you that we did a Kettlebell 400 meter walk and I felt like I could have used heavier weights?  Today’s ‘Core’ portion of the WOD was my chance to walk with heavier weights. I chose 16kg; that’s 35.2 lbs!!!  All I have to say is that I’ve found a new thing I love to hate!!

The warm up today was nice 400 meter row some lunges and inch worms.  I can’t even believe that I’m saying this but I’m getting used to the warms ups.  They sure make me remember how out of shape I am, however they also make me strive to complete them.

I do have to say that I’ve had a lot of people tell me what I good job I’m doing even though I know I am miles behind the curve.  I stay humble and I appreciate the support, but inside I am smiling like a idiot!

Strength and Capacity today focused on Deadlifts, Power Cleans, and Push Presses.  As of Monday, I’ve started using the ladies 35# barbell.  I was using the 15# training bar up until then.  For Strength I hit the 65lb mark but scaled it down to 55lbs for Capacity.  Drew had to work a little with me on my form, but I had done these movements before so there wasn’t much I needed to correct.

I didn’t finish all 5 rounds of capacity, but I got through four and a half in 12 minutes.  I was, however, the last one to come back from that 400 m Kettlebell walk with what felt like 100 lb weights.  Oh well you win some, you lose some, but you keep coming back, right?

Community Class

Sunday July 9, 2017

So I convinced my sister and my cousin to come in with me and give this thing called CrossFit a try.

Today, Laurie took us through a 20 minute AMRAP of 100 meter run, 10 box jumps, 10 sit ups, 10 push ups and 10 pull ups! Just a little workout for a Sunday morning!! That’s what I told myself when I saw the board.

We warmed up with a 100 meter run some lunges, some Frankensteins, and some stretching.

I ended up doing almost four rounds of the AMRAP.  I enjoyed the class but missed the normal WOD.  I followed up with my sister who has a regular gym membership, and she was tired or as she put it, “dead!”  I’m glad that she came to see what I’m so excited about.  I work hard and I may not complete as many rounds as most people, but one thing is for sure, I work as hard as I can.

I would recommend that you give this Free Community Class a try.  It’s not like anything you have done before, and I can almost guarantee that you will feel like you really worked out after one of these classes.

This is my fourth week at Wildcat CrossFit.  I’m feeling so good about myself and that’s where it starts people!  You have to let everyone’s opinions go and believe in yourself and not be afraid because your body is lot stronger then you think.  Listen, I am not the strongest or the most coordinated or the best at anything but everyone at Wildcat has helped correct my form and has been there to cheer me on at every hurdle.  Thanks for that! And for joining me on my CrossFit journey!  Until next time.




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