Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of:
30 Hang squat clean, 15 lbs (total)
30 Hang squat clean, 20 lbs (total)
30 Hang squat clean, 25 lbs (total)
Hang squat clean, 30 lbs (total), as many reps as possible
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website and provide a glimpse into my own story. I know you’ve put a
lot of work into your website, and you need to know that there are so many of
us out there who appreciate what you have done and are doing.
was in junior high, high school, and college. I earned some injuries
along the way and eventually stopped working out at all following my post-grad
work. I didn’t just gain weight. I gained a lack of respect for
myself, a heaping of depression, and also an unhealthy dose of pride because I
was too stubborn to ask someone for help to get me back on track.
At the beginning of this year, I lost my job. I didn’t exactly hit that
proverbial rock bottom everybody talks about, but I was in a bad place. I
looked at myself in the mirror. I looked at pictures of myself. I
didn’t like what I saw nor who I had become. I literally swore at myself.
That very night, I met a guy at a non-profit I had been volunteering at.
He was very attractive guy in the military heading overseas. I
remember thinking to myself, ‘McHottie guys like him don’t want to be with
girls like me because I don’t even want to be with me!” Shallow
thinking on my part? Sure. Realistic? Unfortunately, yes, in
our society. So I did what any normal then-single 31-year-old female in
America would do. I googled the crap out of the attractive guy to find
out what was out there about him. (Call me a stalker. I’m cool with
that.) McHottie and I became Facebook friends (He initiated it, I
swear!), and I soon realized I really didn’t fall into his “type” of
woman. [Frowny face] Could I pick up a winning lottery ticket and
get lipo? Would he be attracted to me then? Horrible thought
processes like these ran rampant in my gray matter for a while.
It took me a full twenty-four hours to realize that I was being selfish and
shallow concerning the McHottie. I knew I needed to get my body back in
shape but not because guys would find me more attractive. I needed to be
healthy for me and me alone. And that’s what really got me motivated.
Me. I needed to take care of myself the right way for the right
reasons in the right way.
Since I had lost my job, getting a personal trainer or even going to a gym was
out of the question. I’ve always hated running too, so I wasn’t sure what
to do. What I did know is that I needed some sort of realistic fitness routine
to get my fat arse back into shape. Thanks to poor self-esteem and major
pride issues, I didn’t want to ask anyone I knew for help either. Back to
trolling the internet! A little bit of searching led me to your website.
I remember thinking, ‘Roughly 15-20 minutes of workout hell? Yeah.
I could do that, right? I need to start somewhere.’ So I did
what you suggested. I did the exact WOD you had RXd for that day. I
remember thinking that you were Satan or close to it. That day was a
Filthy Fifty WOD. Such a great WOD to start on, by the way. 🙂
That WOD took me an embarrassing amount of time to finish. I didn’t
dare post my comment and let the Hiit Mamas know how dreadfully out of shape I
was. Let’s not even talk about the sweat puddles that accumulated
underneath me in my basement or how I could barely walk up the steps to get out
of the basement! It wasn’t pretty.
4-5 days a week, I did your WODs. Sometimes, I had to scale back.
90% of the time, I had to get creative using milk jugs for dumb bells,
etc. If anyone had videotaped me, I’m sure I looked very silly. But
I was determined. I started making
small changes in my diet. I didn’t cut out all sweets, sugars, etc., but
I began seeing progress quickly.
Fast-forward through many more sweat puddles, WODs, and little dietary changes
to eight-almost-nine months later, I have now lost 48 pounds. My initial
and slightly crazy goal was to lose 30 pounds in six months, but I’ll take 48
in eight-almost-nine months. No complaints here! Realistically, I
know I’ve lost more than 48 pounds of fat since much of my bad fat poundage has
been changed into strong muscle poundage. I’ve also learned that it isn’t
necessarily the poundage but, rather, the inches that make a huge difference in
how I look and feel. I’ve lost only 2 inches off my thighs (they’ve
always been big, beefy, and toned even though I hadn’t been working them like I
should have been for years!), 5 inches off my hips, 3 inches off my bust (yet
no cup decrease, weird), and 7 inches off my waist. I repeat, 7 inches of
belly fat gone.
I’m healthier, stronger, and faster than where I
was at the beginning of this year. I look forward to seeing what 2014
holds for me too. I’m already signed up for a 5K, a Spartan Race, a Tough
Mudder, and two more GORUCK Challenges. Like I mentioned before, I’m a
Again, thank you for your website. You are a part of the reason why I’m a
better version of myself both physically and emotionally. My body’s
looking great, but I’m still working on the self-esteem and pride issues.
Baby steps! :)”