Monday, April 21, 2008

Swinging Heavy!

Ah - it's good to be back. It was FOUR whole days since I had hit the blue room (due to sickness and travel), and I missed it dearly. Although - it was nice to see that I'm still losing weight, I'm down to 158lbs (weighed in at 183ish on January 1st - 25lbs down!!).

We started out with TGUs and L-Sit work, I'm pretty far away from doing a proper L-Sit, but it's fun to try!

Then we hit a fun circiut: 8 reps of each: Ring Dips, Weighted Box Jumps, KB Swings, Wall-Ball Sit Up. All movements I enjoy - so I was excited, and got in 7.75 rounds.

What made me really happy, though - was picking up the 70lb KB on the 4th or 5th round, and managing to swing it all 8xs! Jerry had mentioned that Keturah had swung it 3xs, so I had to give it a go. Although I aim to get the bell higher in the future (I think the picture caught it at it's highest point) - from now on I'm sticking to the 70lb for circuits with 10-15 or less reps, the 55lb bell for more than 15 reps.

Alright Ladies - who's with me? Who else is going to pick up the 70lb bell? I'm not the strongest woman in class by far - so I'd better see some of you stepping up to the plate!! :-)


georgia said...

Nice job, Cara! Once the 45lb bell stops making me topple over, I'll think a little harder about joining you. This will most likely be a year away. You'll be on to the 88lb and beyond by then!!!

Glad to have you blogging again, too! Missed ya ;)

Cara said...

Oh - you could totally manage it, Ms. 105lb squat :-)

Yes - I don't blog too often, I need to get to it more - like you and Katie!! Thanks!

Jerry Hill said...

Cara swinging that 70lber was def one of the more impressive feats Ive seen at CFOT!

Hey congrats on the 25lbs also!
Down 25 in bdywt, up 25 in KB weight!

Cara said...

Thanks Jerry! I look forward to getting my hands on the 70lb-er again soon!