X Training or cross fit?

I was asked today what the difference between cross fit and X training is.  Actually I have no idea how to answer that question.  They both hurt, make you sweat a lot, and both use similar exercises.  I guess the biggest difference that I notice is the structure of the workout.  the focus with X…

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X training today..

Well today was an interesting day.  Kind of a nice way to compare my fitness to some others who have been taking the X-Training class at studio 831.  With the holiday coming up, my trainer had substituted and for my workout, she gave me the same routine.  I came out of this work out a…

The prowler revisited.

Today I had more of a classical cross fit training session.  I am really starting to get over these injuries that have been plaguing me over the past couple of months… hell, it’s been since December 2011 when I pulled a muscle in my lower back.  It still bothers me, but some recent dead lifts…

Training in reverse

My last workout was a tough one.  Harder than I expected.  I didn’t do anything particularly difficult, just changed up the order.  Instead of working on the strength portion first, we swapped and did the WOD first, and then finished the routine with the strength portion. The warmup was normal, a 500 meter row and…

training is getting intense

It’s about time too. I was getting a little bored with the old routine and a little frustrated with the muscle and tendon pulls that were keeping me from strength training exercises. I was looking forward to the workouts despite the sore legs. This past Saturday I ran the stairs at sea cliff beach. The…

“back room brawl” redux

My trainer likes to redo work outs once or twice a every couple of months to get a gauge of where I am at.  Today was one of those days.  We did a workout that I last did in March.  I blogged about it here: A new workout. Today’s work out was a slight variation on…

Feel’en good again…

It’s been a rough couple of months with the workouts.  Pulled muscles and strains have really put a damper on my workouts. I was trying to ramp up for the spring, but first I re-injured a pulled tendon in my elbow, which has restricted most of the normal weights and kettle bells because for a…

A new workout

My workout beat me up today.  I have doubts that I can even remember what I did or what the names of the new exercise is.  I was truly whipped by the end of this workout. The warmup was fairly typical for these new routines.  I do a 500 meter row, and then practice my…

Thursdays workout.

lots of new stuff last Thursday.  It was refreshing. I thought the warmup was going to be the normal routine.  I walk about 5 minutes on the tread mill, then row 500 meters. Not that day. The new warmup kicked my ass.  I did the normal 500 meter row, but then instead of stretching we jumped…

Dropping barbells.

It sucks. I was going for a one rep max on my back squat and on my last rep, I lost my balance coming out of the squat.  It was kind of scary actually, I rolled forward into this portable weight bar, which didn’t stop my momentum and the barbell, the weight bar, and yours…