Happy 5 days until Christmas to you all!
This morning, I decided to share with you what I’ve been working on since on my break from running. I’ve written about my Crossfit/Bootcamp class, which I’m still taking 3-4 times a week. This group experiences has opened so many doors for both Hubby and I! It’s been amazing, even if it’s only been about a month.
My ultimate goal of becoming a ninja requires meeting several objectives though baby steps. The little steps are designed to help me gain strength and agility.
One big objective is the handstand. I want to be able to hold a free handstand for 10 seconds. Baby steps include developing wrist & hand strength, wall handstands (90 degrees and as straight as possible), spotted handstands (where a spotter helps pry me upright and steadies me), and of course the free handstand.
Last night, while working at the gym, I was able to hold my spotted handstand for 12 seconds! I even asked my spotter to slowly release their grip/steadiness as the seconds ticked by – so I could begin working on balance – and I didn’t fall immediately! (Note: I wouldn’t let them release me completely, just mostly).
I have to brag on the Hubster for a minute — that man is STRONG AF!
He’s never really been into fitness or training of any sort. The few times I’ve begged/pleaded/guilted him into working out with me, he’s hated it.
Cardio isn’t his thing, so running is definitely not his thing.
Since he’s anti-running, the last 5 years of my running and training for races have been lonely.
Then we started this group class together. All of a sudden, we’re bonding over lifts and movements. He’s my spotter for the above handstands. I’m his spotter for bench press, etc… He cheers for me, I cheer for him!
I was really cheering on Saturday. We both went in to work on some basic lifts. Deadlift was first — and he crushed it. His initial goal was 200lbs but really “just to see how much” he could lift.
He made lift after lift — adding weight each time — until he crushed 300lbs!!! WHAT??!!
This from a guy that has NEVER lifted before — NEVER strength trained before — NEVER deadlifted before!! He learned the lift and then crushed the lift!!!
I’m so proud of him!