Like, so Crossfit

I recently (and right now, temporarily) have moved to Valley Village, CA  (I’m, like, totally living in the Valley.  Like, so awesome, you know?) to consult with ESL North America for an extended period of time.   They do the eSports and it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.   I get to work in eSports and work with a lot of people that I respect and love working with.  If you don’t know what eSports are or don’t understand why I chose to work with this company, check this out:

Back here, I needed to get into a workout routine and running was not cutting it.  I spent all summer running and getting my stamina up, only to waste it all when I started working again (I recently spent the summer FUNemployed). – it because hard to get up in the morning and workout.

I looked up some recent Crossfit gyms in the area and stumbled across Angelino Crossfit.  It’s about .7 miles from where I live and I thought I’d give it a try.  The manager of the gym, Karlos, emailed me back right away and I immediately felt at ease when I was in communication with him.

Definitely nervous starting up Crossfit again, but emailed my awesome PT back in MA and he told me what I could and couldn’t do.  Range of motion and maintaining ROM was key. No overhead squats, no shoulder to overhead, no snatches.  Otherwise, things were okay – other than cleans which I can do if there is no pain whilst doing them.

I’m going to use this blog to log my workouts and also share how I’m modifying them in order to potentially help other Crossfitters that are coming back from a long hiatus and/or shoulder injury and want to ease their way back in.  This isn’t a guide or anything, just sharing my recovery and road back into Crossfit with you guys.  I’ll also be posting some goings on while I’m in Los Angeles and of course, any cat updates that I might have. For all workouts, I’ll post my scores and weights in this color and post my modifications in this color.

(* I am trying to figure out this stupid formatting/font issue below and the way it looks bothers me a ton, but I’m tired of trying to fix it *)

Front Squat – 3×7 @ 75#

200m Farmer’s Carry with 15# dumbbells between rounds

** And then…**

Lucky #7 (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

7 Minute AMRAP

3 7 Deadlift (Rx 135/95) – 75#

4 Hang Power Clean

5 Jerks Ring Rows

6 Wall Balls (Rx 20/14) – 10#

21 Double-Unders (Scale 63 Singles)


2 Minute Rest

Then repeat AMRAP:

Complete a total of 3 rounds of above AMRAP and then

Cash-Out: 700m Run

It took me a full hour to recover from the workout.  What a way back into Crossfit.  Is it weird that I loved how I felt afterwards?  It was a mixture of terrible and awesome all at the same time.   It was all the things I remember loving about Crossfit from the get-go.  As a side note, I am probably always going to go low weight when cycling deadlifts in a workout.  If I’m being completely honest, I think cycling fast deadlifts is not the smartest thing to program in a workout.  Way too many people end up getting injured doing them.


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