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MONSTER Monday Workout Challenge: my results

20 Sep

Yesterday I posted a blog post outlining a workout that I did with a personal trainer friend of mine.  We lift together once a week and this week she brought me a workout called the “Filthy Fifty” which I later found out was created by Crossfit Boston!  IT. WAS. A. BEAST.

The one word we kept repeating during the workout: humbling. This workout was absolutely humbling to two people who consider themselves to be fit!  We managed to give a smack down to every muscle group in approximately 18 hardcore minutes of working out.  We did slightly deviate from the exact way Crossfit executes the workout.  In true Crossfit format, one person performs all exercises in succession w/o stopping while their partner times them; we took turns on each exercise and timed each other.  We also subbed out jumping pull-ups with body weight rows, skipped Burpees, and did box jumps w/step down.  These things were all done to accommodate my ankle which I’m dutifully nursing back to health for my half marathon.  Even with our substitutions and modifications, the workout was NO JOKE.  We were exhausted at the end, and at the same time we felt GREAT.  It was such a great sense of accomplishment!

Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think!!!


MONSTER MONDAY Workout Challenge

19 Sep

HAPPY MONDAY everyone!!  A quick post for you this morning before I head to do my own workout.  Monday is my strength training day and I’m lifting with a personal trainer friend of mine.  She has created a program for us that scares the crap out of me and excites me to no end… all at the same time!!!  This is what I’m up against this morning:


50 box jumps

50 jumping pull ups

50 kb swings

50 walking lunges

50 hanging knees to elbows

50 push press (bar)

50 back extension (floor)

50 wall ball shots

50 burpees

50 tuck jumps (squats if exhausted)

all done for time!

I am getting myself SUPER PUMPED up to do this in an hour or so!!! I will be making some small modifications to save my aching ankle (which I’ll fully explain later today in my Half Marathon Training update…)

I’ll be checking in later today to give you an update of how it goes!!!!  And please, by all means, try this out on your own and let me know what you think!!!!!