Originally Posted by crunchy_mama
So, you have Wolf's book? How do you like it? I have always enjoyed his info.I'm undecided--check this thread for a wide variety of reviews: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...aleo-Solution_ I liked it for sure. The more recent criticisms in the above thread got me really thinking though. I still prefer the PB above all others as a good beginner manual. Not sure this one is necessary for someone who already knows about this stuff. I learned from it for sure, and am glad I have it (I'm a book collector for sure though). But I don't know if it is a great book for folks new to this, only because of a bit of disorganization/lack of clarity? I'm still thinking on this though...
I really enjoy the moving slow part as well. For the very longest time I put no value in it from a fitness standpoint. However, these days I really do see the fitness and mental health value of it. We love family walks and I love doing fitness together as a family. We are certainly increasing our endurance and distance. A 'short' walk for us is an hr- and quite often we will be gone for 2 hrs or so. Today we did a nice one by the lake- I was certainly winded at the end it was some rugged terrain and a pretty fair incline at the end. I plan to do some pushups and squats this evening- trying to ease back in as I haven't done them in a few weeks. Tomorrow will be our night at the bike park and sprints(hoping the rain holds off).
What are your plans for the week? I like to do bodyweight stuff 2x a week. I want to do the shovelglove 1x this week and then 50 pushups/100squats/10 pullups another.
I'm not sure. I'm not so good at making plans and sticking to them. (I actually love the making plans part--just not the second part.
) I'll probably do things off of that beginner's list as I feel like it. From what I've done so far, it *feels* like they are shorter workouts than PBF, which I like, but that might have me doing them a bit more often (3x a week?) if my body feels like it wants/needs it. We'll see.
I did the Day 3 workout (5 rounds 10 tuck jumps, 15 back extensions) 2x so far, just to get the hang of the tuck jumps. I did it a couple days ago and then this am. I may do something that focuses on arms today as well b/c I feel like I need it--my body just wants it, you know? (I might do some push ups/pull ups--assisted
) I really want to add in more sprinting as well--I *always* skimp on that part. I'd like to take a walk sometime today as well...Ah so many options!!!
So, um, no real plans, probably will just wing it.
*Maybe* I'll post what I do--although I typically do that for a few days and then stop. I'm terrible at recording stuff like this and diet. If I do anything really cool or fun I will post it for sure though, and will continue to check in here for ideas and info! I'd love to learn more about the basics of crossfit. I think I really NEED to read through the FAQs on the crossfit site so I can learn some of the lingo!
Off to do some push ups and pull ups--maybe 2 rounds of 20 (chair) pull ups, and 2 rounds of 30 (some real, some on the knees) push ups (al la my PBF routine). We'll see!
Glad this thread is motivating me to change things up a bit!
ETA: Ds ended up waking from his nap right after I posted, so I didn't do the push/pull ups. BUT, we went to my mom's and helped her move furniture and some boxes (she's redecorating) and it was actually a good workout. I was glad I hadn't tired out on push ups b/4hand!