This morning at the gym I came face to face with one realm of lifting that has given me anxiety for quite some time: Olympic lifts.
You may remember me saying that crossfit was still a workout that intimidates me a little. Well, I’m to the point where I’d love to try it, but now I’m just not ready to shell out $$$ to join a crossfit box.
Next best? Learning some of the Olympic lifts (crossfit often practices Olympic lifts in its workouts.)
When I headed to the gym today, I formed a plan in my mind:
- warm up 5 min jog, 1 mile sprint
- dynamic warm up
- 40 minutes in the weight room doing the following
- worked on my clean
- chin ups
- Romanian deadlift
- worked on my snatch (uhhh)
- HIIT for 10 minutes on treadmill, 5 min cool down
Great grand wonderful! (name that movie )
I had so much fun experimenting in the weight room trying out some new lifts. I definitely went very conservative on my weight since I hadn’t incorporated two of the lifts into my workouts regularly. And I’m on a HIIT kick lately, so that was fun, too
If you’re experienced in Olympic lifts and crossfit, the WOD generator generates hundreds of different xfit type workouts to try. (Obviously check with a dr. and crossfit instructor or trainer before trying any new exercise.)
Here are some of the oly lifts I want to get better at:
Don’t you just love the names of Olympic lifts? Snatch, jerk, clean…sounds dirty!
After sweating it out in the gym, I came home to a delicious and yogurt-y breakfast:
In this bowl, I have a heaping spoonful of Greek yogurt, ~1/2 c. cottage cheese, 1 tsp. honey, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, pom arils, and some almond meal
This combo never gets old.
Time to get ready for work!
Have you incorporated anything new into your workouts lately?