Sunday, May 16, 2010


It's been a great week of learning new new/difficult exercises and pushing limits!

My beginner class quickly picked up on the snatch during Monday's class and on Friday they rocked out the turkish get up for the first time. I'm super proud of how fast they're learning! My advanced class proved why they're the advanced class on Wednesday when I put them through a set of 200 snatches and 200 swings, it was tough but they killed it!

Needless to say I was inspired by my classes this week so, I decided to try to give my workout a push today....I started with Chrissy, for those of you that aren't familiar with Chrissy, you're very lucky. Shawn Mozen of Agatsu Inc created this bit of torture. It's burpees and swings done for time so you can use it as a benchmark for improvement. Unfortunately I neglected to double check the numbers for the sets and I ended up adding an extra set. Here's what I did:

35 burpees, 15 swings
30 burpees, 20 swings (this is what I should've started with)
25 burpees, 25 swings
20 burpees, 30 swings
15 burpees, 35 swings
10 burpees, 40 swings
5 burpees, 45 swings

The last time I did Chrissy my time was 22:11 this time with the addition of 35 burpees & 15 swings I did it in 23:18. Luckily while Steve was counting my reps for me he also wrote down my split times, the 35 burpees took me 3:14 and the swings took 0:39 so I would've beat my old time....wish I had checked the reps before starting though! After I finished letting the extended version of Chrissy kick my ass I jogged 4km to help me get ready for running the Bluenose 5k next weekend. My legs feel like rubber now, I'm going to bed.


  1. I'm definitely going to have to try to do Chrissy again. I found a document in which I had recorded some of my times. My first time for Chrissy was around 23 minutes, by December 2009 I was down to 20 minutes. I haven't attempted it since then. Both of those times were with a 55lb. bell, but since I don't have one of those, I'll have to do it with the 65lb. I'm up for it!

    P.S. I hate burpees.

  2. Julie, next week is our last for this month...I think it's Chrissy time for me too. I shocked myself and did a double handed swing tabata today with 40 lbs and it was great!

  3. Awesome! I'm not shocked at all, you're super strong!!

    I'm one step ahead of you, I already have a day planned for chrissy....I'm just not telling anyone ahead of time so everyone shows up :)