Thursday, May 19, 2011

Last Session of Fit Camp in Pictures

Our last Fit Camp session was a test of mental strength. Could we push through the muscle fatigue, had we properly fueled and recovered per our prescribed nutrition plans, and could we make it through The Filthy 60?

{my trainer massaged our aching muscles}

That's is right, not the Filthy 50, but 60

Box jumps, 24 inch box
Jumping pull-ups
Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunges, 60 steps
Knees to elbows
Push press, 45#
Back extensions
Wall ball shots
Burpees
Double unders

Of all the above listed exercises, burpees were the toughest to get through. Burpees are intense on the cardiovascular system. If you want to push your workout to the next level, incorporate sets of burpees in between lifts or into your circuit routine.

How to do a burpee
(thank you Wikipedia)

Burpees are performed in 5 steps

1.
Begin in a standing position.

2.
Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground.

3.
Kick your feet back while lowering yourself without a push-up.
{nothing's more romantic than a fitness weekend
together & couple's burpees!}

4.
Return you feet to the squat position while straightening your arms.

5.
Leap as high as possible from the squat position with your arms overhead.
(I believe proper CrossFit protocol is to clap over head when you jump.)
{great job honey!}


Most Weight Lost Winner: Dean!

{11lbs lost during Fit Camp, go Dean!}


{flexing his biceps, notice anything?}


Happy training,
Nathalie

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