11 In crossfit

So close, yet so far

This morning I did my 3rd athlete level testing at CrossFit. They are done at the end of every month to test how you’re going and whether you can move up from being a Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced. To pass, you have to succeed in all but one element PLUS the workout at the end (the test comprises of different things every month).

My last test was at the end of February and I got 5 out of 10:

1. 400m run in less than 1:42 th

2. Knees to hips (hanging from the bar) – 7 th

3. Double unders – 2

4. Overhead squat at 0.5 body weight (30kg) – 1

5. Ring dips – 3

6. Pull ups – 3

7. 20 burpees in 1 minute th

8. Tall snatch with 10kg – 1 th

9. Push-ups – 10 th

10. Workout – “Fran” in less than 14 minutes (21-15-9 : thursters @ 35kg + jumping pull ups)

Today, 3 months later, the test went down like this:

1. 800m run in less than 4:28 – Ran in 3:24 th

2. Double unders – 2 – Success at the first go, then did a few more in a row, at least 5 at one time πŸ™‚ th

3. Burpees – 20 in 1 minute – Lost count by one so did either 20 or 21 in 58 seconds th

4. Pull-ups – 3 – Nope

5. Ring dips – 3 – Nope, did 1

6. Back squat – 1 at body weight (65kg*) th

7. Shoulder to overhead – 1 at 0.6 body weight (40kg) th

8. Clean / Tall clean – 1 with 15kg th

9. Workout β€œHelen” – in less than 13 minutes, with pull up modification band allowed (3 rounds of 400m run + 21 kettle bell swings with 12 kg + 12 pull ups with band) – I used a blue band for the first round but added red for the next two: Time: 12:16 th

Final score: Still a Beginner but got 7 out of 9!

I’m happy. Intermediate level is soooooooo close. I just have to get enough strength into my upper body to crank out a few pull ups and ring dips. Should be doable in about a year πŸ˜‰

The only other girl in the 7am class got through to the next level but I wasn’t bummed that I didn’t. I’ll get there one day.

And besides – the journey is the fun part, not just the one test at the end of a month.


*The scales there are not digital so my weight was somewhere between 62 and 64.

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    June 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Very impressive, congrats!!! πŸ˜€

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    June 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Well, if it is of any help I am not sure that I could manage beginner level. I will stick to Bikram yoga!

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    May 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    That is great improvement! πŸ™‚

    My flatmate and I keep playing around with the idea of Crossfit. If it were easier on the budget of PhD students we’d have already started!

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      May 31, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Yeah. It’s not easy on the wallet, that’s for sure, but I’m thankfully not a student anymore. Just put it in the list of things to do once your PhD is finished πŸ™‚

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    Mandy @ fatgirlgonehealthy
    May 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    You can definitely see improvement! Great job!

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      May 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

      If only I’d figure out those pull ups and ring dips!

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    May 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    So close! What happens when you go up a level? Do you get a badge :p

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      May 31, 2013 at 8:24 am

      No badge πŸ™ You just get to write your name and scores on the board with a blue pen instead of green πŸ™‚

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