Jump Around, Jump Around!

It’s Friday – Jump Up, Jump up and Get Down! Ya that song has been stuck in my head all morning because we had some Jump testing today at the BOOM Box!

The dreaded Box Jump was one of the movements we were doing. I see people jump on these things like kangaroos but not me, I have FEAR. If you’ve kept up with me you know it. I is SCARED, stupid scared and I still haven’t figured out why. BUT TODAY, I finally got up on the 30″ Box!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO! WOOOOOOOO! That’s a big step for me. But add some 10lb plates and I’m out. I just couldn’t get it done. I’ll just take the 30″ jump and hold on to that for a while.

Our other JUMP test was for Broad Jump. I don’t think I’ve ever been tested for such and I’ve never TRIED for best broad jump so I had no idea where I’d end up. Well my first jump was weak and Coach showed me what I did which was try to jump straight as a board and that got me a whole lot of nowhere. I think I got 57″ on that jump. For my second try I bent my knees more and ended with at 60.5″ jump. I doubt that’s a GREAT but it’s a number that I can reference for future testing.

8/3/12 WOD – Coach didn’t write the agenda for the day but he wrote our results at least!

NO MetCon today, SAY WHAT? Yup we worked on Gymnastics Skills. We were going to Bar Work along with working on Handstand Push Ups but ended up only working on HSPUs. Instead of our normal set up with putting a 25lb or 35lb bumper plate under and abmat we went for a BAND Contraption to hold us up so we could practice full depth. I think saying full depth for a HSPU is correct but if it’s not I hope you understand what I mean. If we have a plate under our abmat our range of motion is limited which is still helpful but today Coach set us up in something along the lines of the images below. It was definitely ODD at first but it made sense and I felt like I worked at it a little better.

Not having a MetCon you would think we wouldn’t bust out a drenched sweat but we did. It was a different kind of work today and a much needed break on the body!

Park WOD
I didn’t want to do this WOD at all. I just wanted to sit in my little camping chair and hang out and watch football practice but I said to myself suck it up buttercup and then made my NOW 13 year old kick it into high gear with me. Ok so not high gear but at least we were kicking it into gear.

We started with a run/jog around the fields we were at. I don’t estimate distance very well but it was about a 6-7 minute run. We then used the XFIT Global App on my phone to randomly choose a WOD. The app has a nice little “on the go” feature and you can set it to randomly give you WODs that requires no equipment, for the most part. So it popped up with 8 rounds of 30 second Handstand Hold and 10 Air Squats. In reality I should have finished this in about 4 minutes. But it took me a little over 5 minutes because I was sucking wind and holding a handstand proved to more taxing that I thought it would. And after the 3rd round I dropped to a 20 second handstand. So I should have finished way under 5 minutes. Ah well. Once we were done with that we decided or I decided we should run the perimeter of fields again. Jonas was not happy and after what seemed like 200 yds I was thinking it was a bad idea as well. Instead of keeping with the running we stopped and started lunging. I started counting but then lost track so just kept lunging to a point we both agreed on. After we lunged, we back peddled to another point, then jogged about 50 yds to a nicer part of field. At the point we did Broad Jump Burpees for about 40 yds and then walked it in the rest of the way. It wasn’t hardcore but it was good work. Hopefully we’ll get more work done this evening.

Hip Hip HOOOOooooray for Friday! I hope everyone has the best weekend ever. Play outside! (YES I KNOW IT’S HOT, so WHAT??!!!??) And of course BE AWESOME!!

WODDING at the Park, Fun Fun

Yesterday I said I may take a run or something on my rest day. Well that didn’t happen this morning because I SLEPT. I was tired. But what did happen is that two of my kids had football conditioning last night and me and my oldest kiddo decided to do some work. Go US!

Our First WOD was 3 rounds of 20 Box Jumps, Run 30yds, 10 Hand Release Push Ups, Run 30 yds back. We found a picnic table that we used for Box Jumps. The bench only came up to about my knee so our box jumps were probably around 18″. There was a tree that we are approximating was 30 yards from the table so we ran to that and did 10 HR Pushups, then run back to table. I was totally smoking Jonas for the first two rounds then hit a wall with my last round of box jumps. He freakin blazed through his last set and took off beating me by 13 seconds! Time 6:28

Our 2nd WOD was Invisible Fran. 21-15-9 Air Squats and Push Ups. We weren’t sure if they should be regular or hand release push ups but we went with hand release. My little terd WONDERFUL son definitely was in it to beat me again and that he did! I was blazing through squats but sucking at the pushups. And he was sucking through the squats but blazing through pushups. He fought hard and took me out by 8 seconds! ARGH! Gotta LOVE him for his fight though ツ Time: 2:37 (now if I could get my FRAN time to be that!!)

We were pretty much spent and big hot sweaty messes but we decided to tackle the Monkey Bars before we called it a day. If you’ve been reading you know me and bars in general don’t get along. I suck at pull ups, I suck at toes to bar and I was never the monkey bar queen growing up. Yesterday however I managed to get through them quite nicely. This was a plus in my book.

The bars we used for our race that I won!

Jonas was surprised at how much easier it was for me than him so he challenged me to a race! It was just who could go down and back in the best time. Let me be clear I didn’t not fly across with grace and ease I just did better than I thought I would. I managed to go down and back in 27 seconds. Poor Jonas struggled and it took him close to 40 seconds. FINALLY a WIN for MOM! He wanted to go more rounds but I didn’t want my hands to rip so we called it a day.

I think I definitely should add these body weight workouts to my evenings especially since we will be full on football starting in August. I am tired and I can feel the extra ache but nothing unbearable and maybe it’ll give me a boost. I don’t plan on doing them everynight but maybe 2-3 times a week. Only time will tell I suppose. I don’t think it will hurt.

Today is definitely a day of REST. I hope y’all have a WACKY WEDNESDAY. Let your inner child come out and play! Be AWESOME!