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Pat Quigley 05-24-2009 01:53 PM

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Tom, question for you. What do you think that yoga adds? I did at least one if not two sessions per week for 5+ years. Recently stopped as I could not figure what it added beyond some stretching I do at the end of most exercise sessions anyway. Just curious.

Charles Pyke 05-24-2009 07:59 PM

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Lots of yard work today. Thought to sneak in Cross Fit Total between chores. Nothing doing. Had to fix up some stuff from a major downpour yesterday. Winds were so strong that they actually tipped over my basketball hoop and the counter weight is full of water! Then the wind picked it up and put it back again! My wife can't manage the weed eater (a gas powered beast) and when I was gone on my trip last week parts of the yard have gone a little wild. That took a while to get cleaned up. Then I went to work on my garden. Putting in a raised bed vegetable garden and it is a lot of work. Just stopped working because it got dark. Did find that CF does give you the stamina to work all day but there are some chinks. I will be sore tomorrow.

A story from my wife. She went to Lowes to get some stuff for her yard projects. She ended up with two flat carts of sand, mulch, 4x4 timbers and a few other things. The cashier asked if she needed help to load, but she said all she really needed was someone to push the second cart. The cashier paged for some help and when the young man showed up, he thought he had to load all the stuff himself. He started to whine that he would need help. Then my misses got a little miffed and said she just wanted help getting the extra cart out to her truck. Well, he did just that and sat there and watched a 49 year young lady heave bags of sand, mulch, and timbers all by herself. She was disgusted that these young people were so wimpy. Then she came home, unloaded the stuff she bought, and proceeded to spread mulch all around the trees in our yard. When the sun went down, she was digging holes with a post hole digger.

Diane Dennis 05-25-2009 05:26 AM

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Hi guys! I'm back from Smoky Mountain National Park and the Nantahala Gorge. We had some seriously cold weather for May but it was a fabulous trip!

My vacation workouts consisted of strenuous hiking and body weight exercise based on my husband's fly-fishing abilities:
25 squats for each rainbow trout
25 push-ups for each brown trout
25 burpees for each brook trout

One afternoon my husband caught about 12 brook trout in a row. After the 5th one, I just visualized myself doing 25 burpees. What the heck - I was on vacation! See a couple of pics below!

Today I was back to my 6AM group workouts on the North Shore:

short run along river
lunge stretching thingies

400m (approx) lunge walk - 13:33 (I finished 4th out of 6 and will probably be paralyzed from the waist down later today)

Tabata push-ups - 6
Tabata squats - 15
Tabata dips - 16
Tabata sit-ups - 11

Christin Street 05-25-2009 05:32 AM

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Diane- Love your WOD based on the hubby's fishing! Cute!
As for the 400m Lunge...I've done that several times and eek! You'll be feeling it later today but I have found wine to be a great numbing device.
Go Steve! Can't wait to hear about the Gym Cert!

Tom Girouard 05-25-2009 09:43 AM

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I am fairly new to yoga, but it had been recommened by so many people I figured I find out what it was all about. I have had numerous issues with strained/pulled hamstrings and while I thought I had some decent flexibility, the yoga as you know has certainly humbled me. I am discovering that the hamstring issues may be related to tight hips/glutes. I am amazed how strong, flexible and athletic some of the instructors are and for that reason I will continue to try and improve. This is one old dog still trying to learn a few new tricks.

Just got back from a class, not my ususal due to the holiday, and I can say without question it was a challenging workout. Not too sure about the whole spititual thing, but I do find it relaxing during the warm down. Hope that helps.

PS I can attest to the medicinal value of red wine. I find myself self-medicating almost every evening

Mark Ervi 05-25-2009 01:52 PM

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"Crossfit Total"
Back Squat -200
Shoulder Press -115
Deadlift - 285
Total = 600 (only 2nd time to make 600)

Then did modified "Murph"
Ran 1 mile
50 Pull-ups
100 push-ups
150 Squats
Ran 1 mile
My time: 41:11

John Burch 05-25-2009 03:23 PM

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Tom I have been to yoga class and I to enjoyed it. it has been several years but I would attend classes again, but no plans any time soon.

Today we did some running (how far i do not know) down to a tree and back twice. Im gonna take a rolling tape with me this week and find out just how far it is to that tree.

4 rounds of down and back to the tree twice
15 push ups
3 dips
3 pullups my time 13:50

this WOD was scaled from 10 HSPU and 1 muscle up. I tried to do the HSPU and did one each in the middle 2 rounds the the push ups were elevated.

m/54/185 :D

Pat Quigley 05-25-2009 06:44 PM

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Tom, I found that I reached a plateau in flexibility and core strength about a year or so into the yoga practice. I found that working with an instructor, I improved my core strength doing pilates for several months. When I then went back to yoga, I was stronger but no more flexible. I do find the yoga classes very relaxing. I lack flexibility in my shoulders and ankles. Kipping continues to be difficult.

Today, I did the Cross Fit Total.

The max's were: Squat 365
Sh. Press 200
DL 435

Total 1000. PR for Press and DL.

Form on Squat still needs work--esp. getting deeper. I felt a small roll back in my shoulders on the press. DL felt clean. :kicking0:

M, 64, 6'1", 252.

Charles Pyke 05-25-2009 06:44 PM

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More of the same from yesterday. Still working on my raised vegetable garden. Essentially building a fancy for box of dirt. More work than I ever anticipated. Very fatigued and now also sun burned. Using hand tools all days will show you how strong your grip really is or isn't.


Terry Dickman 05-25-2009 09:26 PM

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Mark, nice job on your CFT Mark. I missed CFT on Sunday, I was a proud Dad this weekend... my son graduated from California State University at Fresno on Saturday, I spent Sunday with him moving his stuff out of the frat house.

Pat, nice job and wow!, those are some big numbers on your CFT.

Charlie, are you planting :broc::broc::broc: ? My wife wants to do a raised bed for a garden too, I told her to go for it :D

Diane, I am jealous...the vacation looked great.

Hey Christin, I've been playng catch up lately on the forum...checked your log...hope the achilles gets better. I agree...any injury bites.

[B]WOD 090525[/B]
5k Run
24:55 PR
previous time on 4/8/09 was 27:19, I can remember when it was a struggle to break 30 minutes.

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