Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Team Building in the Canopy

To break up the monotony of just seeing each other in the gym, my trainer suggested that we do a team building activity after the Saturday session. Ok, so usually I can't get up early enough for the 7am Saturday session... but I do make it to a group training session at least once a week. We put together a group of 8 and went ziplining at Mt Hermon.

{getting harnessed}

{just the girls on the "Indiana Jones" bridge}

{we are standing under the canopy of a 100 year old Redwood!}


{scariest part - crossing the first wooden suspension bridge,
quickly overcame my fear of them}

{the team with our Canopy guides}
Monday, April 25, 2011

Getting My Clean On

Anyone who knows me would tell you that I'm proud of my calloused hands and bruised legs. I love these little badges of strength (and sometimes badges of clumsiness). Today we did a CrossFit WOD, and I earned a red patch on my chest from cleans and racking shoulder presses.


warm-up
10 minutes AMRAP
7
handstand push-ups (against wall)
7 kettlebell swings 1.5 pood
7 incline sit-ups
(5 and 1/3 rounds - yeah!)

the WOD
(Rx'd 65#)
7 shoulder presses or push presses
7 sumo high pulls
14 shoulder presses or push presses
14 sumo high pulls
21 shoulder presses or push presses
21 sumo high pulls
14 shoulder presses or push presses
14 sumo high pulls
7 shoulder presses or push presses
7 sumo high pulls

Lower Abs
hanging leg raises
7-14-21-14-7


Happy Training,
Nathalie
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You're Training If...

1. The backseat of your car is littered with bottles of water. Taking that extra step to take them to the recycle bin takes time away from that extra rep.



2. Your gym bag is your pilot driver, along with your 3lb tub of protein powder. Knowing its nearby provides a weird sense of comfort and direction (to where you need to be -- in the gym!).


3. Your cupholders keep your BPA-free Shakers with Blender Balls cozy. Recently I upped my count to two for convenience. Being able to rinse out shakers in between uses is a luxury, so being able to switch from Evogen to IsoWhey with one shaker along with constantly driving for work was not manageable.


...or is it just me :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What I Wear With My Frees...

Long sleeve top
$60 - topshop.com

Nike
30 GBP - johnlewis.com

Activewear pants
$78 - lululemon.com

Nike capri activewear
$35 - dickssportinggoods.com

Nike black shoes
$90 - footlocker.com