Breaking Down the CrossFit Lingo

I had been thinking about doing a post like this for awhile but after Amanda came to visit a couple weeks ago and asked me to, I figured I better hurry up and actually write it. So, for those of you who have wondered about certain terms in the CrossFit world, today I hope you find your answers.

crossfit lingo

I will tell you this, this isn’t an extensive list by any means but rather a few of the most common terms you see in CrossFit (though technically most of these you’d probably hear from your trainers too)! ;)

Rx – Prescribed, in terms of the weight, reps, etc – no adjustments made

WOD – workout of the day

Box – gym

AMRAP – as many rounds as possible

AMrAP – as many reps as possible

Double Unders – when the rope passes under 2x in a single jump (single unders – normal jump)

The Girls – bench mark WODs (fran, cindy, etc)

Hero WODs – named after military servicemen, police, or firefighters who have died in the lone of duty (programmed for additional challenge as a reminder of the sacrifice made)

EMOTM – every minute on the minute

1RM – one rep max

 

Non-CrossFitters – any terms you’ve heard that I didn’t answer? 

CrossFitters – any other big terms you think I’m missing? 

Re-Discovering A Good Band

I love running across new music. No surprise, right? I’m not sure if this song came on one of my Spotify radio stations or how I ran across it but I loved it right away and had it on repeat for awhile, knowing I’d need to share it soon enough. (FYI – This is a mesh with another song..)

Of course you know me, find one song I love and I move on to figure out if I like anything else from that artist…and then I realize I know the band but forgot about them! (gasp) Anyone else know this song?

In my research it also appears Neulore will release a new album later this month!! You better believe I can’t wait to get my hands on it and give it a listen! But thankfully with a little internet snooping (aka Google search) I found another song from the new album…whoa!

All I can say is that I’m excited for the new album…

album

What band’s have you re-discovered lately?

*Linking up for Katie’s MIMM!*

*I took over Delights & Delectables today – check it out!*

Blueberry Plantain Protein Muffins

We may have made it to the weekend, but I must be honest, it doesn’t really feel any different to me. Since I’m officially done at my full-time job, I’ve been in full-time 50 States planning mode which is fun but has definitely kept me busy. Plus picking up a few extra hours at my chiropractor’s office to help them out this week, I feel like I’ve been on GO mode from the moment I wake up in the morning until I go to bed. I’m so thankful for CrossFit and the amazing ladies I workout with everyday at 5:30am for helping keep me motivated to get it out of the way first thing in the morning. It definitely helps get me on the track of productivity from the start.

Unknown

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a recipe so I thought I’d share a new one I made a couple weeks ago. My friends at Skoop challenged me to make a muffin recipe with B-Strong and I’m not one to turn down a fun challenge, so I took a look around my kitchen to see what I already had on hand and came up with these Plantain Protein Blueberry Muffins.

Unknown

One of my favorite pre-long run meals has been the Purely Twins plantain bread so that’s where I found my inspiration for the plantain muffins.

These muffins are delicious and quite honestly, couldn’t be any easier!

Ingredients:

1 plantain, peeled and chopped

2 eggs

1 scoop Skoop B-Strong

½ tsp cinnamon

1 TBSP coconut oil

½ tsp vanilla extract

large handful blueberries

 

In a small blender or food processor, blend all ingredients except the blueberries until batter comes together. Pour into a small bowl and fold in blueberries.

 

Scoop dough into muffin tins greased with coconut oil.

 

Bake in a preheated oven at 350* for 27-30 mins.

 

Eat and enjoy! (As with anything and everything, they’re even better with a smear of cashew or almond butter!) ;)

 

muffin2

*UPDATE* Exciting news! You can now get 10% off your Skoop order using “TALKLESS10″!!

What’s your favorite kind of muffin?

Have you tried any new recipes lately?

My Workouts Keep Me Sane

It has been a long freaking week. And while there’s no difference to me whether it’s the weekend or a weekday, for some reason, knowing the weekend is coming brings along a sense of peace and for that I am grateful.

10646849_10104042069447358_2281675155547973940_nFrom concerts in the city to big 50 States meetings, it’s been a non-stop week!

10672235_10154500163240147_7831941660112620653_nThankfully, my workouts have been there this week to help keep me sane…

Friday 8/29

2 power cleans every :30 for 5:00 (60#)

AMRAP in 11:00:

250m row

20 ring dips (purple)

20 wall balls (8#)

20 overhead walking lunges (25#)

Score: 2+10 ring dips

 

Saturday 8/30

Rest

 

Sunday 8/31

(GPP ab day-modified slightly)

3 rounds: 50 sit-ups/50 KB swings

3 rounds: 25 side ups R/25 side ups L/25 tick tocks R/25 tick tocks L

1 minute plank

1 mile run

10322650_1674281979462768_9091921623891060871_n

Monday 9/1

Rest

 

Tuesday 9/2

Push Press 5-3-1+ : 7 @ 70#

For Time:

50m farmer’s carry (25#)

Run 100m

50m farmer’s carry

Then, 5 rounds of:

9 sumo deadlift high pulls (45#)

3 Handstand Push-ups (w/ box)

39 single unders

Then, 50m farmer’s carry

Run 100m

50m farmer’s carry

Time: 8:59

Happy Birthday to my girl, Nicole!

Happy Birthday to my girl, Nicole!

Wednesday 9/3

CrossFit Team Series WOD #3:

Spend 10:00 to establish a 3RM: 95#

CrossFit Team Series WOD #4:

For time:

30 calorie row

30 bar-facing burpees

30 hang power cleans (55#)

Time: 7:34

Cash out:

600m run

 

Thursday 9/4

EMOTM for 7:00

20 Double Unders (Singles)

3 Power Snatch (35#)

AMRAP in 10:00:

5 Deadlifts (85#)

10 Hand-Release Push-ups (red)

10 Games Standard Box Jumps (16″)

Score: 8+7 push-ups

 

 

How were your workouts this week? 

Any big plans for your weekend?