It’s a new year so why not try something new. Last year, in January, I changed jobs. Now that was quite a change. This year, it may be my fitness that gets an overhaul. In the first week of January 2018 I found myself visiting Core Strength & Performance.
CrossFit Nancy. CrossFit is known for named workouts. If it is named after a man, then it was named after a real person; normally a fallen service member, police officer, fireman. There are also workouts named after women and I have no idea about the background of the women-named workouts. But in the women-named workouts is one called Nancy.
The Nancy workout consists of:
5 Rounds for time:
15 reps of overhead squats, 65# for women and 95# for men
The first time I attempted Nancy was my first year of CrossFit. I had to scale it way back to 55# and three rounds. I wanted to quit so hard during that workout.
I have not attempted Nancy since way back then. Until now, I did it on my own, from my garage gym just a few days ago.
Here’s the thing, I THOUGHT I was doing it scaled because when you look up the workout on the internet it only lists the 95# portion. After I posted that I scaled it to 65# on Facebook, another CrossFitter told me, “No ma’am, you Rx’d because that is 65# for women.”
But the point is that I did it as prescribed, 5 rounds, did NOT stop to walk and did all the overhead squats unbroken. My time was 21:45
I think I can improve on that time.
Anyway, here is a demonstration of the overhead squats.
I’ve decided to visit all the north Alabama CrossFit boxes. After visiting the official CrossFit page and finding affiliates via the map, and after visiting each box’s website, I’ve come up with what classes I could attend.