Shin guards?

Does anyone else think it might be a good idea for all of us to start wearing shin guards while we do box jumps? Sheesh. I’m heading out to Dick’s Sporting Goods today to find myself a pair of snazzy pink shin guards to wear under my tall socks.

The workout yesterday started with front squats: 3-3-3-1-1-1. There were quite a few PR’s, including Mark R’s 140kg, Steph’s 80kg, Stacy’s 75kg, Matt Lo 102.5kg, Dave’s 95kg, Beth 46.5kg, Jessica and Staci 45kg, and Mariah 60kg. Nice work you guys!

After some squatting, we had a SUPER fast metcon for you guys.

box jumps (34/28″)

After looking at the times from the GYG, Bill realized that the box jumps just weren’t challenging enough. He stepped up the height on the box jumps from 24″, to 34″ for men, and 28″ for the ladies. THAT’S MORE LIKE IT!

It was funny to watch people confidently get their boxes set up to the prescribed height, and then pace around it nervously. Mark R’s comment was, “That’s CRAZY!” Matty Lo’s comment was “Geez that’s high.” As Bill pointed out, it’s only 55 reps. SUCK IT UP. :-)

Paleo Thanksgiving looks like it’s going to have a great turnout! I counted the RSVP’s on the website, and I counted 24 adults, and 14 kids attending. Bill will be ordering the Birds today from Slankers. Thanks to everyone for RSVP’ing! Mmmm……turkey…..Remember that we are asking everyone to please bring a paleo dish to pass. Trish, Garth is in LOVE with your cookies – could you bring a double batch? He drove to our house last night at 9:00 PM just to see if we had any left over from the party. :-)

A lot of people are wondering who won the Better Body Challenge. We are working diligently to get everyone’s before & after pictures lined up side by side so that we can compare. I’ll let you guys know right now that it is going to be TOUGH to choose a winner! Everyone did an excellent job, and there are some SERIOUSLY noticeable changes in just 60 days. We’ll have the pictures updated and the winner announced shortly, so hang in there!

Mikey front squats 130kg's

Mikey front squats 130kg's