Sep
10
2019

CROSSFIT SYOSSET/ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

“EAT ONLY EGGS, MEAT AND VEGETABLES EVERYDAY THAT’S IT AND YOU WILL LOOK EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT TO LOOK.  BY EATING THESE TYPES OF FOODS YOU WILL NO DOUBT REACH YOUR GOALS OF LOOKING FUCKING AWESOME”

THIS IS AMAZING, I’VE HEARD SO MANY OF YOU GUYS TELL ME HOW YOU HAVE DECIDED TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU ARE EATING DO TO THOSE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE WORDS BEING SHOVED IN EVERYONE’S FACE.  EVERYONE  IS TRYING TO EAT EGGS, MEAT AND VEGGIES.  THIS IS TRULY REMARKABLE!
YOU GUYS REALLY KNOW HOW TO MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY !

ONTO THE NEXT TOPIC!
ELLIE HOOEY, OR SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW HER BY HER OTHER NAME, LAURIE’S DAUGHTER WAS ASKED TO WRITE A PAPER ON SOMETHING THAT SHE CONQUERED IN HER LIFE RECENTLY.
KINDA LIKE GETTING OVER YOUR SELF INFLICTED FEAR RUNNING AROUND IN YOUR HEAD ABOUT WHAT CROSSFIT CAN DO TO YOU AND ACTUALLY WALKING INTO THE GYM THAT IS A HUGE FEAR THAT WAS CRUSHED!
THE PAPER IS GREAT, ELLIE REALLY EXPRESSED HER PERSEVERANCE AND HOW HARD SHE WORKED TO ACHIEVE HER GOAL.
MY HOPE IS THAT SOME OF YOU WILL READ THIS PAPER AND MAYBRE IT WILL GIVE YOU THE CONFIDENCE TO CRUSH THAT DAMN ANNOYING ASS PIMPLE THAT IS “THE DREADED DOUBLE UNDER”!

Philosopher Lao Tzu famously said, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…”  or could it be a single jump? My name is Ellie Hooey and I love CrossFit. I love CrossFit for many reasons but most of all because it has given me a goal-oriented SMART mindset.  SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. The specific goal I have undertaken as a result of CrossFit is to master the double under.  What’s a double under, you may ask? It’s when you jump rope and make the rope go under you two times on one jump instead of only once. 

Upon joining Crossfit,I realized that double unders were important and relevant to my success as a Crossfit athlete but the last time I skipped rope was in elementary school!  YIKES… so I asked the owner of the gym, a 6 foot 5, 250-pound massive man with a thick Long Island accent named Chris, for some help.  He could sense my apprehension so he said it was achievable, emailed me a YouTube workout link, and handed me my newest friend, a lucky hot pink jump rope.  I set a time-line and decided I would be able to do continuous double unders by the end of the year.

With the research and plan in hand, I began my journey.  Step one was to get 200 single jumps in a row. Each day, I dedicated 15 minutes to jumping rope and measured progress until I finally hit the dreaded 200.  The next step was to pepper in a double under every 10 singles then 9 then 8 and so on.

I have 4 more months left in this endeavor and am down to doing a double under every other jump. Using the steps of SMART goals made a task that once seemed impossible much more manageable. I look forward to applying my goal-oriented mindset in future endeavors whether it be in CrossFit, this class or life in general.

FOR ALL OF YOU THAT STILL DONT HAVE YOUR DOUBLE UNDERS I’LL BE EXPECTING A 1,000 WORD PAPER ON WHY THE DOUBLE UNDERS SEEM TO ELUDE YOU.

LIFT:

SWING 10 X 10
@70/55
REST IS WHEN YOUR PARTNER GOES

WORKOUT:

50 PULL UPS
400 RUN
21  POWER CLEANS @135/95
800 RUN
21 POWER CLEANS @135/95
400 RUN
50 PULL UPS

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