Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Solo swim

     Good morning friends. And how are we doing today? Good I trust? Might as well be, this is the first day of the rest of your life. Wait, I misspoke... this is the first WOD of the rest of your life. Ok, that sounds better. Now onto the first ramble of the rest of my life.

     Ok guys, so we're always trying to improve our fitness, I got that. Another thing, is were always trying new sports, at least we should be. Let it be known, that all sports are not created equal... and some just make you scratch your head a little. I just want you to expand your mind today, and learn about the Olympic sport of Solo Synchronized Swimming.

     Yep, the Solo Synchronized Swimming was an event in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 games. Now, the point of this "interesting" event was to synch up with the music being played. So imagine the Ice Dancing event during the Winter Olympics... but underwater. The picture above does make me wonder... is she dancing to the YMCA?

     So, this was a short little ramble today, but I hope it made you smirk, or maybe even start googling discontinued Olympic events (there are some strange ones). Who knows, this might be tougher than you think. But, I'd suggest to just stick with your training. Keep moving, don't stop... and do burpees.

Femme Fit 2011 - Events 3-5 from CrossFit Sweat Shop on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's Skills/Strength:

Pullups 3 x 15 / Back Extentions 2 x 10 / Box Jumps 5 x 3 40"
10 minutes working on ring handstand pushups
Don't get to mess around with the ring HSPU much, so it felt good. I got 2 legit ones in a row!

2 RM Front Squat - 170 lbs
3 RM Power Clean - 155 lbs
The Front Squat was a PR, not by much, but the Power Cleans were not. Wasn't feeling that hot, might still be recovering, my legs were feeling pretty strange on the cleans.


  1. Maybe if you put some mouse traps under your head you could do some more :-)

  2. Not if you didn't fall on them...