The post below was originally published in 2011, and it's been updated each year to reflect where I am in my life and the new...Read More
Stephanie at Radical Hateloss has a totally kickass post today about “Barbell Love.” Definitely do yourself a favor and read it.
A tasty snippet:
We do the heavy lifting in life – whether we are running our families or our careers, often times both.
We lock our grip on what needs to be moved… and move it.
We may be sore from yesterday’s trials, but we come back day after day and do what needs to be done.
I’ve had only a so-so week: super busy at work, riding the energy roller coaster courtesy of my broke-ass thyroid, and fighting to maintain a positive attitude in the face of impending monthly hormone poisoning and the aforementioned un-fun roller coaster ride.
Yeah, one of those weeks.
But some of the purest, best moments came during my two CrossFit workouts, when I could clear my mind of all the bullsh*t and just breathe. Barbells and dumbbells may be made of cold, unyielding metals, but they sure feel like the reassurance of a warm hand sometimes.
Thank you, barbell!
5 floor presses @30×0 – rest :30
5 good mornings @4040 – rest :30
5 seated db presses @20×0 – rest :90
floor press: 65 – 75 – 75 – 80 – 80
good mornings: 33 – 33 – 43 – 43 – 48
db presses: 20
10 deadlifts @45-55% of your 1 RM = 85#
My time: 6:17
10 powell raises/arm @30×0
10 split squats/leg @30×0
8 external rotations/arm @30×0
7 step-ups, 20″
7 abmat situps