With no pain of regret.
One of my newest ambassadors, this super-awesome chick I met in Charlotte at our Level 1 CrossFit trainer’s course, Tasha, sends me this message last night:
Tonight was a first: 53# kettlebell for the entire WOD!
If you’ve ever picked up a kettlebell before, you know the weight of one feels much different than a typical weight like a dumbbell or even a weighted plate. And most chicks I know never even attempt doing an ENTIRE workout with any kettlebell over 35 pounds. But Tasha? She’s a Strong Figure. She did 90 American Swings with a 53 pounder. That’s amazing.
Her coach, Jeremy, “threw down the challenge” for her to do the entire WOD with that bell. Tasha admitted that she took a 35 pound bell to her area just in case she needed it, but she didn’t!
Here’s the WOD:
3 Rounds for Time:
- 30 hand release pushups
- 30 calorie row
- 30 KB swings 70/53
After my first round and I went two sets of 15 KBs, I realized I CAN do this! However, I had to break them up into three sets of 10. After my first round I realized I wasn’t going to win, so I told myself that it didn’t matter – just finish. RX the WOD! It feels good to sling a 53# and look over and see men slinging a 35.
Tasha works out at CrossFit Hard Knox in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Jeremy is her coach.
I’ve been working with Jeremy since January. He’s amazing at what he does, very motivating. There have been WODs when I want to yell at him and run away, but in the end, after it’s over, I know that he’s pushing me to get better because he knows I can do it. He believes in me when I don’t see it myself.
I want to know, who believes in and pushes you, when you’re at the edge of feeling like you can’t go on? Please respond in the comments below!
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