After breakfast, Mal and I headed to CrossFit for a (FUN) partner workout.
Our coaches wanted us to match up with someone of a different athletic ability (i.e. guy + girl), so Mal and I teamed up for our second ever partner WOD. (Remember our first one together? It was so fun and we killed it!)
The REAL Swingy Balls
In teams of two:
A) In teams of two, take 15 minutes to work up to max push jerk, for combined weight.
B) With a clock running for 10 minutes, complete:
400m Buddy Carry
*Carrying a buddy AND a kettlebell
With remaining time, AMRAP unbroken KB swings
*If you break KB swings, your partner starts their set of swings, and so on.
Rx: (70, 53)
L2: (53, 35)
L1: (45, 30)
Beg: (35, 25)
For the first part of the workout, I worked with another gal, who partnered up with her husband. Instead of adding and stripping the weights when we lifted with our husbands, we worked together since we were of similar strength. We started at 65 pounds for the Jerks and worked our way up to 115, which was a 1RM max for me!
Then, it was time for the 400 meter Buddy Carry, which was hilarious. I don’t know why I think Buddy Carries are so funny””maybe it’s because I’m so awkward and clearly have no idea what I’m doing””but I laughed almost the entire time.
Mal did the first 200 meters with me on his back.
I forgot to add that we had to hold a kettle bell while carrying our partner.
Hahaha! I have no idea what he’s saying”¦
And then it was my turn”¦
Tip: Pick up the kettle bell before you pick up your partner. It’s a lot easier!
Laughing the entire time”¦
After the Buddy Carry, Mal and I busted out 131 kettle bell swings.
We alternated unbroken swings until we ran out of time.
I know I’ve said this before, but CrossFit is like playtime. I felt like a big kid doing half the stuff we did today. So fun!
A huge THANKS to Kerrie for snapping these pics!
After CrossFit, I refueled with a vanilla-coffee protein shake made with vanilla fitmixer protein powder, decaf iced coffee, almond milk, and ice.
A little while later, I broke out some leftovers from last night’s dinner at Stockholders. They were quite tasty reheated!
After lunch, I enjoyed an amazingly delicious brownie in a mug that my friend Kerrie blogged about the other day. I didn’t have almond butter or baking soda, so I used peanut butter and baking powder instead, which worked out well. Here are the measurements I used:
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (I used chunky – it was like a nutty brownie!)
- 1 tbsp liquid egg whites
- 1 tps cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- Pinch of baking powder
Question of the Day
Do you ever work out with your significant other?
I work out with my partner all the time, it makes it easier and the time passes at lot quicker. I will give your recipe a go sounds good.
This post made me smile! I love how you thoroughly enjoy CF.
BTW I just read your book a few days ago, and loved it:)
@firstname.lastname@example.org: Yay! So glad you liked it! 🙂
That looks like so much fun! I love exercise that feels like playing 🙂
My husband and I sometimes run together, but mostly we just go to the gym together or take our dog for a walk. We have very different fitness goals so that seems to be working out…so far!
Love when working out feels more like playing! I hope my future hubby and I enjoy the same types of exercise because I definitely want to work out with whoever it is. 😉
I love this!!! So fun carrying eachother! I love to workout with my fiance–especially group fitness classes. We are competitive with each other and steal glances in the mirrors. 🙂
This is hilarious! My boyfriend and I often work out together – he’s much fitter than I am which means I push myself harder than I normally would. He’s also one foot and 100lbs heavier than me so I can’t imagine carrying him (though I do try!). I love your blog by the way!
@Laura: Same here! Mal is a much better athlete than me, so he definitely pushes me when we work out together.
Yum I looked at that brownie, not too bad I want to make it!… looks pretty healthy actually, i could even add in chocolate protein powder 🙂
although we have done races together and do outdoorsy things – we’ve never been to the gym together before. Hubby hates the gym 🙁
But he might be into crossfit….maybe…
@Rebecca@Running.Food.Baby.: I bet he’d like CrossFit! 😉
That looks like such fun! Though I must admit it looks and sounds a tad painful!!! Well done for carrying him, I don’t think I would have been able for it through the laughing!
Cute pics!! I’d be laughing too. I love working out with my husband. Best dates ever!
I love the carrying pics. 🙂 Yal have so much fun together – so cute!
That looks like a fun Blender bottle! Where did you find it?
@Seeking Amy: I think that one came from a conference, but you can buy them online! http://astore.amazon.com/canca0c-20/detail/B003SW2QI6
This was one of my favorite posts on CNC. Thanks for sharing!
@Ilana: Haha! It was a fun one to write! 🙂
Oh my gosh, the buddy carry looks like so much fun! I can’t imagine doing that with my husband though . . . he’s 6’3” and NOT a twig. Eek!
I wish! You too look so cute together. I wish my hubby would work out with me! He is technically 11 years younger than I am , but we have different mojos around working out. I just did a Zumba class and 40 minutes of weight training and yoga stretches. He gave our dogs a bath and is taking a nap. I considered a second zumba class seriously, but will walk those dogs instead.
I like vitamuffin 50 cal brownie thingees..lots of fiber and flavor.
Oh my goodness what an awesome work out! I would totally love to do that. Luckily my bf is pretty small. I think he only weighs about 15lbs more than me 🙂
@Karla @ Foodologie: Me too! Thankfully, Mal is a small dude.
Buddy Carry?? That’s hilarious! Not only the action, but the name as well. Haha! Quick question, who do you have taking your blog pictures during your workouts? I take it you aren’t reaching for your camera every 3 seconds, who do you have take them?
@Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well: My friend Kerrie took them. (She wasn’t working out.)
that looks the most fun and entertaining workout ever!
That looks so tiring!!btw, your lunch looks delicious!
What an awesome WOD! That looks like such a blast. Saturday WOD’s are always the best!
Pretty badass that you can carry your hubby AND a kettlebell! Every time you post a WOD with pics, it looks like a fun version of PE in school. 🙂
Those pictures had me laughing out loud! 🙂 Looks like a good time!
I don’t have a significant other but that looks like its fun as shit!! Omg so jealous!! I love the photo of Mal on your back with his arms around your neck. LOL so fun!
I like that comparison–CrossFit is fun-time for adults! I’m always a little iffy on partner carries–total space bubble invasion, but with your hubby that would be okay! We worked with KB’s today too–tabatas! My fav!
@Jess @ Blonde Ponytail: Oh, yea, totally! It’s such an awkward move. I’m so glad I got to do it with Mal!
Oh my word those pics! lol no wonder you laugh the whole time lol You carrying Mal just cracked me up! 🙂 Question…what if you cant carry your partner?? lol
@Lisa: 100 Burpees! Just kidding! 🙂 We didn’t have anyone in class who couldn’t do at least part of the carry, but I guess you’d just carry the kettle bell as a modification.
What an awesome WOD! Glad you got photo evidence – maybe next year’s Christmas card??
@Ashton: Haha! YES!!
My boyfriend isn’t as active as I am, but we’ve done some Nike + Kinect Training sessions together and challenged each other. We’re competitive with each other in a friendly way, so I’m always trying to get him to work out with me since I know I’ll work harder if I’m trying to beat him!
this is such a cute post.. I could just picture myself laughing the entire time.. stuff like that really cracks me up.
I’m sorry but I’m cracking up at you carrying your husband! My kids must think I’m crazy because I have tears rolling down my face! Not sure that I’d be able to do that, but I’m sure I’d be laughing the entire time I was carrying him, too! Looks like so much fun and I’m sure it makes the workout fly by when you’re having fun, eh?!
@Cynthia: Haha! 🙂
We go to the gym together but don’t workout together. Not really. That does look like a BOATLOAD of fun.
The Kidless Kronicles
That is great! I made my husband look at the carrying pictures, I could totally cracking up the whole time! My husband loves to run, but my ankle usual makes me stop. However we do hike, backpack and rock climb together, which is always a blast and rarely feels like a workout. We have not done as much this year as in the past and I have been telling him how much I miss or hang out time on the trail!
Looks like you had a great morning workout no doubt but in NO WAY would this ever inspire me …a 51 yr old woman of above average strength who considers myself very active to EVER try Crossfit! My good friend has been trying to persuade me..but after seeing this workout…no way! I still love your blog though…ðŸ˜Š
@Melanie: You could TOTALLY do CrossFit, especially if you’re already active. There’s a ton of modifications for the workouts, so you’d be able to do them all! 🙂
Today’s WOD totally seems like play-time, very “recess” like. Nothing wrong with that! 😉
Love your blog!
Holy crap that looks like an amazing workout! I don’t workout with my husband that much since I run and he prefers the elliptical. However, he did tell me last night that he wants to start running! I hope he sticks with it.
That brownie in a mug sounds awesome, and I just happen to have all of those ingredients on hand…hmm…it must be meant to be, right?? 😉
I couldn’t do those without laughing! And laughing, would of course, lead to dropping. Yeah, I’ll just skip it. Kudos to you though! Rockstar!
Whoa, girl – you’ve got to be crazy strong to do that!
My workout today was just over a 4 mile run.
Haha now that’s what I call a workout buddy- looks so fun!
When I look at your meal portions (for example your lunch today), they look so small. How does that fuel you through your day and hard workouts? It just doesn’t seem like enough. Maybe I eat too much! 🙂
A protein shake + lunch was a great way for me to refuel! 🙂
That workout looks like it was awesome! I go to CrossFit with my boyfriend, but we hardly ever get to work together. I’m going to suggest that we do some partner WODs in the future – it looks like so much fun!
Girl you are strong!! I love how fun these pics look!
I generally enjoy working out best when I’m on my own – I guess it’s that little bit of “me” time that I need?!
That is so funny! I’m glad there is photo evidence. I don’t think I could carry my husband, since he’s about 80 pounds more than me (and almost a foot taller), but I’m sure crazier things have happened…
My box had buddy carries yesterday too. It was absolutely ridiculous looking. Thank goodness I just went for pilates. Which kicked my booty too! Or my abs I should say.
Sadly my boyfriend isn’t too big on the fitness stuff. I really wish he was because then I wouldn’t feel so guilty about working out and I know it could be a lot of fun together 🙁
@Tracey: You guys should try CrossFit together! 🙂
I’ve only done one partner workout so far but we didn’t have to carry each other.. that looks fun. I wish my box had weekend drop-in classes.. but I’m loving the at-home workouts you’ve shared. Have a great rest of the weekend!
I dont have a microwave. How do I make this brownie?
Ahaha!! When I first started reading this I was thinking of asking my hubby to do it with me. Then I saw the buddy carry…. My hubby is 6ft 6in and 340lbs (solid muscle 😉 so there is NO way I could carry him! And him carrying me would not be challenging at all!
We do our cardio workouts together but we are so different with our strength training that we usually go our separate ways.
HA! I just posted a “Couples Workout” on my blog last week and asked the same question. You both look like you are having a blast and that’s so awesome. The weather in MA looks just as dreary as it does down here. BLECH! Enjoy your weekend!
Hi Tina. I often read your blog but rarely post. I literally laughed out loud as a I read through your workout. It looks so fun! And a little ridiculous! I’ve been thinking about going back to crossfit after several years off and this makes me remember why I like it!
@Alicia: You should!!!