Today was my last Strength Tuesday before we depart for one month of relaxation and adventure in Prague and Paris. I will definitely lift some heavy stuff at CrossFit Praha, but I won’t have my training partners Machine Gun Jenny or Coach Walker nearby!
A few weeks ago, Jenny and Walker challenged me to wear fishnets to a strength workout, and I’m proud to say, this morning, I rose to that challenge. I neglected to get a photo, but use your imagination: black tank top, black shorts with gold metallic trim, black fishnets, and badass knee socks. I think I might always wear fishnets on Tuesdays – they helped me summon my Rollergirl power.
2 box squats @ 85%, 135#
4 ring rows
3 deadlifts @ 75%, 145#
11 face pulls w/ band
10/side palloff press
Today was my first time doing box squats, and I can already feel the after affects in my outer quads. Tomorrow should be fun!
Face pulls! They just sound wrong, right?! Rather than try to describe them in words, here’s a video demo. We used the skinny white bands wrapped around the pullup bar.
And finally, another new trick: Palloff Presses! We used red bands, wrapped around the base of the pullup bars. Don’t be fooled by how easy they look – I could feel my obliques bearing down to keep my torso from rotating. Good stuff!
Today was a reminder of why it’s important for me to go to Strength Training with Coach Wes every week. He pulls out all kinds of cool tricks to make sure we keep challenging our skills and improving our strength.
Did you workout today? And more importantly, did you wear fishnets? Tell us all about it, please.
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