Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A New Challenge

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Here are the exercises that the Climbing Cutie suggested for the new 100 day Crossfit Challenge.

Here's a video to show you how to do a walking lunge or you can watch this one:

Feel free to add weight as they do on the video I linked to if you want more of a workout. You'll need to do a lunge on both right and left for it to count as one. If you can't do a lunge, then you can do step ups. Here are a couple step up instructional videos:

The other exercise would be a shoulder press. Start with a lower weight and work your way up to a heavier one as you get stronger. There's no need to buy hand weights. Just use something you have around the house. The Climbing Cutie suggested filling water bottles (or anything else with a lid you can tighten) with sand. Two cans of food would work, too. And if you want more of a workout with the lunges or step ups, you could hold onto the weights while you do those!

Here are three shoulder press videos. The first two are seated, the third is a standing dumbbell shoulder press. The third way is how I learned from Nichole at Crossfit, but the first two suggest keeping your elbows up. I'm going to ask the Climbing Cutie about the differences, and I'll let you know!

So what do you think? Anything you want to add or not do?


limecello said...

I'm going to have to figure out what I can or cannot do. Finally went to the doctor's today; xrays were taken and I have to go back in two weeks. Likely I have a stress fracture, and I *do* have tendinitis. :P No number my ankle/foot has been messed up for... 5 1/2 weeks. *cringe*

catslady said...

Good luck to those doing the new challenge!

Brandy said...

I have wrist issues so have certain exercises I can't do, but will have to wait and see if the shoulder press affects me. *G* However, this looks like fun! How long will the challenge be, another 100 days?
I hope Finn is feeling better today!

Jane said...

I'm not sure about the shoulder press, but the I think I can do the lunges.

Sarita Leone said...

I can do the lunges but the shoulder press won't work for me. I hate it, but I've got one lousy shoulder. I try to pretend it isn't so but shoulder presses will make ignoring it impossible. May I substitute something else?