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This week has been amazing and so exciting. But past by in a blur of madness……Last Friday Kia Kaha CrossFit opened its doors to us. 6am the first brave people walked in their doors to de-virginize (made that one up) the clean new floor, to be the first to chalk their handprints.

Head coach Jamie decided to pull something awesome out the hat for the first WOD. Take a glimpse of it here at 1st WOD. Everyone pushed hard and had a great time.

Since then the days have flown by and this weeks training has been the best in ages for myself. To feel part of a community again, to feel pushed to the point where I think I can’t carry on, to have a coach , to vibe off the others and see some amazing people has just been AWSOMENESS!!!!

Oh and lets not forget wednesday when front squats, frogs leaps up hill and sit ups kicked everyones butt, so much so that it is friday and walking down stairs is still near impossible. Hello DOMS. Goodbye walking properly. haha.

The rest of my busy week has been training others, writing people menu plans, getting my sponsor gear from Under Urmour, and finishing off by making a delicious Primal Birthday cake for my wonderful fiance!  YUM.

Fight Gone bad 5

Wow! Saturday the 25th of Sept. at CFNZ saw an amazing group of people taking part in the fundraising event ‘Fight Gone Bad”. I think there was a total of 50 of us competing , and heaps of spectators all yelling and encouraging us. I had so much fun and am super pleased with the result.

ok so the evil workout is:

3 Rounds of 1 minute spent at each station

1 min Wall balls w/ 5kg

1 min Box Jumps 20″

1 min Sumo High Pulls w/25kg

1 min push-press w/ 25kg

1 min row (total calories)

1 min rest

Add the total number of reps completed for your score…..last year I only managed 150 reps (with 22.5kg bar)….. this year i managed a happy 287. Yay! My fiance entered the competition for the first time completing a total of 254 reps, mens weight is different. There were so many strong people there and everyone worked so hard,putting every ounce of omph they had into it.

This followed up with some yummy BBQ food and primal eating….yum!  I also sneaked a couple dozen of my paleo muffins along and was pleased to say they didn’t last very long! Everyone was asking for the recipe  🙂

It was also the first time are team had represented Kia Kaha CrossFit, with coach Jamie coming in first for the men with a massive score of 354!  We rocked our new  Under Armour T-Shirts and smiled lots!!  Looking forward to the opening of the new gym this Friday. There will be a 6am workout for the first one….uh oh, what is it gonna be?!?

Check out the socks!

Busy Muchly!

Wow, it has been an exciting couple of weeks and soooo many more exciting things to come. Firstly we have Fight Gone bad this coming Saturday at CrossFit NZ. Raising money for charities around the world, it happens yearly and the whole CrossFit community gets involved. FGB is a knarly workout, one to be loved but feared when you know how terribly hard it is. I’ll be trying to gets some pics of this weekend so I can post up on my blog showing the awesome effort everyone puts in. I am also excited to see some faces I haven’t seen in awhile and just have the fun vibe rub off on me.

The other majorly exciting thing is…… Kia Kaha CrossFit has taken me on as a sponsored athlete!!! Serious!! They will be supporting me in my future competitions, being my strength and conditioning coaches for what ever venture is ahead of me. This is just amazing and I still can’t get over it. The gym opens early October and I am as excited as a little kid at xmas!!

Now as to body figure comps, don’t worry I am still going ahead with this idea. Unfortunately I have missed the comps this year as I didn’t really know when they were when I signed up for this challenge.

Humm, what else? Arrr, had some amazing CrossFit Style photos taken by a Uni Student that I will post up on here too. Was a lot of fun doing the shoot.  So keep an eye out for those… Been writing menu plans for friends and others who are trying to understand Paleo eating. This has been quite challenging and very time consuming, but is giving me a refresher as to why I eat as I do. Which by the way is going great. Tonight’s dinner of fresh baked salmon, roasted cauliflower and salad was just tasty.

Ok, signing out, it’s getting late. Catch you soon….

It’s been ages!

Don’t worry I haven’t disappeared ! I am here! Internet at home has been off for a couple of weeks so hence the no posts on my blog. Training has been great all round. Setting some new PBs which is always awesome motivation, and feeling  general good vibes from all my buddies. Spring is in the air, well, just…

Two of my new PB’s are : Thruster @ 45kg and Strict Push-Press @ 37.5kg…..

One thing I’m really looking forward to is the new CrossFit Kia Kaha opening up in Auckland City. Opening in early October it means a new place for me to train at that has like minded people around, something I have missed like crazy since training at a regular gym. I can’t wait to throw down some moves at a CrossFit gym and gain some new friends!!! Also keep watching this space as I may soon have some exciting extra news about this……  🙂

Signing out for now; nasty but nice WOD coming up tonight…..

DOMS, ouchies

Ha ha I have to laugh, I’m sore, everywhere! It’s a good feeling, but waddling like a duck isn’t so hot right now!! This weeks training has been so much fun. We used some of the workouts from CrossFit NZ‘s website. Also popped along there this morning to practice some things that I can’t do at the “regular” gym I train at. Was great to be surround by everyone from the CrossFit NZ gym as I miss training with like minded people. Good people, good vibe!! Thanks CFNZ.

Concentrated on wonderful wall balls and kipping pull-ups. Its been a few months now since busting out a kipping pull-up, just doing strict ones  has been amazing at strength increase and I got suprised by doing 9 strict in a row yesterday!! Sweet. Today the kipping felt fine, I was worried I would have lost some technique but seems that I have just gotten stronger 🙂

Check out what we did yesterday:

20mins to establish heaviest Thruster: 45kg

then:

max pull-ups over 3 rounds: 9, 7, 6 = 22 (strict)

max ring-dips over 3 rounds: 9, 5, 5= 19 (shoulder to touch ring)

max pistols over 3 rounds: 62, 50, 36 = 148 (no more than 2seconds rest between each pistols)

total number plus thruster = 234

I have to say I was severely exhausted after this. Good times. Pretty pleased too as each part was a new PB for me!!! Ok, over and out for today, I want to rest…… I am pooped 🙂