Press 3-3-3-3-3

5 rounds for time of

5 Back squats (225 lb./165 lb.)
25 Sit ups
25 Push ups

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I came across this super easy chicken recipe last week, Chicken-a-la-camille, and it was really great! I added sliced roma tomatoes to the pan to bake because you can’t go wrong with roasted tomatoes!

How do you navigate the food goodness during the holiday season? Are you all in for celebrating and enjoying all of the special treats? Or do you try to stick to a disciplined/clean diet?


A couple of weeks ago, I was working on snatches, cruising along, and then it happened….I was reminded of one lift, one snatch that went horribly wrong.

I don’t even know how the conversation started, but Dusty and I were talking, and next thing you know, we were talking about that one lift. (I will spare you the details, and we’ll say it’s a miracle I didn’t break my nose. I can, however, say I know my nostrils are capable of touching my eyeballs.) That one lift, that even though was three years ago, I remember very vividly. And the problem is, as soon as I gave it just a little bit of attention, I was literally so afraid of the bar, I could not lift a measly 95 lbs.

My mind got completely in the way.

Our biggest obstacle in Olympic lifting, and in any CrossFit WOD for that matter, is our mind. It gets in the way. It tells you that you “can’t”. It tells you to stop. It convinces you that you aren’t fit enough, strong enough or fast enough, and sometimes, our minds win. Not often, but there are times….

So how do we beat it and get our mind out of the way? I asked Coach Burgener, and he said, “Amie, mentally, you have to overcome your fears. In the great movie, ‘The Last Samurai’, during one of the joustings with the wooden swords, a young samurai comes up to Tom Cruise and says: TOO MUCH MIND!!! MUCH MIND! NO MORE MIND!! What he was saying was…..LET IT GO….RELAX….LET IT HAPPEN!!! Amie…..NO MORE MIND!!!” 🙂

I wrote “NO MIND!” on the top of my lifting shoes to remind me to get my mind out of the way and just lift and have some fun.

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Tuesday WOD, November 29, 2011

5 thoughts on “Tuesday WOD, November 29, 2011

  • November 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

    SC: 105 / 115 / 125 / 130 / 135

    WC: 16:07

  • November 29, 2011 at 9:13 am

    95 – 135 failed on my very last rep

    185# BS and 13:14 on WOD

  • November 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Worked up to 135 Press

    17:50 on the WOD at 185# BS. Push-ups were a killer.

  • November 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Today is my 5yr CrossFit anniversary! I remember the first four WODs very clearly: OHS, Fight Gone Bad, Filthy 50 and Murph…wowee! So, I celebrate every year with Murph and my friend David…this year, Murph was on Sunday at Fire St. No 6. I’ve never prayed that someone call 911 as much as I did on Sunday because getting through it was TOUGH after Badger on Saturday. My biceps and lats are super unhappy with me at the moment. A few rest days, and I’ll be good to go. Funny story though – my biceps are pretty inflamed and a little swollen….one of my students said today, “Hey, Ms. Taylor, your arms are swoll….have you been working out?” hehehehe 🙂

    Got this article today from Coach B – for the lifters, you might like it:

  • November 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Worked up to 135# press
    11:31 WOD @ 200# BS

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