Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A nice pressed shirt

     Howdy howdy fitness zen masters. Whats the good word of the day? I'll tell you... it's burpee! That's right: "The Burpee: you can always do one more." Hey, sounds like a good TV ad, right? Ok, maybe I'll give it a while till Rambles of a Frosh hits syndication. Let's just stick with the blog. Before I begin, shout out to Laurie of CrossFit St. Louis fame. Thanks for the plug on the CFSTL website. Now, let's make some magic.

hense why the cookie is never worth it... unless it's my wife's Paleo cookies
     Are you looking for a new sport? Did my last posts on Chessboxing, Cheese Rolling, and Solo Synchronized Swimming not do it for you? Well, I bring you a new one. This crazy sport bring you the "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt" I bring you... Extreme Ironing!

     Extreme Ironing started in the mid 90's. Slowly gaining in popularity "athletes" would snap photos of themselves heated in the battle of their sport (pictured above). It wasn't untill 2002 in Europe that the 1st annual Extreme Ironing World Championships was held. 12 teams. The competition was split into 5 sections: Ironing in Urban environment, Water (ie river, ocean, etc.), Forest, Rocky/Mountainous, and a Freestyle category. Athletes were jusdged on creative ironing locations... as well as creases in their clothes.

     So, is anyone ready to be an Extreme Ironing athlete?! Come on, if we all get excited we could see this puppy in the Olympics! I'm sure CrossFit training would add great benefit to your ironing skills. How about Tababa Ironing? 8 rounds of 20 second rounds, see if you can iron an entire shirt... that actually sounds like something I'm going to try... one burpee per crease penalty! Anyway, let's come back to the real world. Move the weight, open your hips... and do burpees.

Strengthen up For 2011 from Anna Le on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's WOD:

Rest Day
Needed to give it a rest from the heavy Deadlifts. Next time I'm changing to a sumo Deadlift and backing off the weight considerably

Day 12 Burpee Challenge / 78 Burpees Total


1 comment:

  1. It is sad that Ethan can do more handstand pushups than yous? :-)

    He did his burpees for the day!