Monday, March 24, 2014

Fight Gone Bad (But not so bad)

Watched an awesome motivational video yesterday of Rich Froning (my lifelong crush) and it got me wanting to step up in the gym. Go ahead, let the motivation take hold of you by watching right here.  Rich Froning tends to make me want to push things further, and I don't think I'm alone in this. After the motivation got me, I googled hard crossfit WODS, and suddenly it was as if I hadn't been breathing for years & someone gave me fresh air, F* yes. Brutal cross fit work outs came up and rattled my being. 


One of  WODS which spoke to me is the Fight Gone Bad. So the next day I came prepared loaded with coconut electrolytes & some furry in my heart. I attacked the WOD  and I felt like I could concur anything. Here's the WOD:

"Fight Gone Bad!"3 rounds:

Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps) - 14# for girls
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Reps)   -  modified at 65#
Box Jump, 20" box (Reps)
Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)                    - modifiied at 65#
Row (Calories)
* One minute on each station & a one minute break between rounds. It's a 17 minute work out **

Concured this bad boy, though I didn't count points, instead I just felt the painful glory. I loved particularly the SDHP because I'd never done them in the gym before. They are ridiculous looking which guarantees I get to leave my comfort zone. 

According to Muscle & FItness magazine, the origin of the name came upon us like this:
"The origin story of “Fight Gone Bad” is now a thing of CrossFit legend. When world-renowned UFC fighter B.J. Penn went to CrossFit founder Greg Glassman looking for a workout that would mimic the trials of mixed martial arts, Glassman devised a devastating test: three five-minute rounds containing high- power compound exercises meant to work every muscle in the body and re-create the intensity of a real mixed martial arts battle. (um,,,, F* yes!)
When Penn was lying on the floor trying to catch his breath after the brutal workout, Glassman asked whether the new circuit felt anything like a fight. “It’s like a fight gone bad,” Penn replied, supplying the name for one of CrossFit’s most challenging—and notorious—workouts. " (Muscle & FItness Magazine link here.

I HEART crossfit!! - I will be doing it again & timing it. 

and happy st. pati's day!