Monday, November 26, 2012

3 Month Check-In

I started CrossFit on August 27, 2012. I am at my three month check point and I wanted to document my progress to date.

Baseline (8/27/2012)

  • Height: 72 inches
  • Weight: 237 lbs
  • Body Fat: 21.2%
Current (11/26/2012)

  • Height: 72 inches
  • Weight: 218 lbs
  • Body Fat: TBD
Yup, 19 pounds in 3 months. When I get my body fat measured later this week we can estimate how much of those lost 19 pounds was fat versus lean muscle.

Friday's WOD: Barbara...aka the headache WOD

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups,
30 Push-ups,
40 Sit-ups,
50 Squats.
Rest precisely three minutes between each round.
***Subtract your rest time (12 minutes) from your completion time to get your total time.
Total Time: 24:31

This was my first go round with Barbara...who I (and probably countless others) have called Angie's evil sister. Shockingly, my Angie time is about 10 minutes slower than Barbara. It must be the prescribed rest and breaking up of the individual movements that helps me to perform better despite doing more reps. Plus I did Angie two months ago, so my overall fitness level is decidedly different now than it was way back then. I'm not really advocating for another go-round with Angie. So, I can wait to see how much better I do during my second encounter with her. For this Benchmark WOD, I pretty much paced myself against another athlete. He consistently attends the same scheduled class as me, so we've developed a nice competitive battle against each other. I'm 3 inches taller and probably 40 pounds heavier than him, so anything with a strength component works in my favor and anything with a gymnastics component works in his favor. He finished at 24:29. "Losing" by two seconds was frustrating, but at the same time I was happy to keep pace with him. After completing this doozy of a WOD, I was dizzy for a solid 30 minutes afterwards. Apparently, I'm not the only person to suffer from Barbara-induced dizziness. I'm surprised I didn't puke.

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