One Lung

Monday, November 28, 2011

Warm up:
Max Double unders for 2 minutes
Bounding Box Jumps for 1 minute
10 Wall Extensions
10 Handstand Pushups or variations, practice kipping
10 Light Deadlifts
10 Kipping Pullups
8  Moderate Deadlifts
10 Wall Balls
6  Heavy Deadlifts
10 Wall Extensions

Practice running with a plate, rest as needed, then perform

10 Handstand push-ups
250 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
25 Box jumps, 30 inch box
50 Pull-ups
100 Wallball shots, 20 pounds, 10′
200 Double-unders
Run 400 meters with a 45lb plate

Cool Down
3 Rounds for Quality:
Max Pushups
10 Basic Dot Drills


In case you have never noticed, we have an athlete profile section on the left side nav bar.  Jackson just sent me his information to be added and it was too good not to share!  Many of you may not know Jackson personally, but he was our week 1 winner of the Newtrition Challenge and is making a run for overall winner.  If you read his profile, you will see that his Whiteboard alias is “One Lung” and one of his weaknesses is “breathing.”  These are not playful comments, Jackson literally only has one lung!  His story is a reminder of how there are no excuses in this life and what is possible with proper nutrition and CrossFit just 3 times a week!

Read his explanation below of how he came to have one lung and his change in attitude towards food and nutrition:

This is a funny story but it is absolutely 100% true. I was 2 years old and I choked on a corndog. A fragment of the corndog went into my right lung and after 9 months in the hospital with infection and pneumonia they ended up taking out my right lung. On top of that I had severe asthma growing up as a child. I ended up playing football in all through school but could only play 1 way because of my shortness of breath. I had never ran an entire mile before just because the endurance was just too hard for my breathing. I am in better cardiovascular shape now than I have ever been in my life, I now can run both miles doing murph.

In terms of my diet, It wasn’t until about a month into my crossfit life that I decided to get serious about my diet. I made the decision and Zeb challenged me to go strict paleo zone for two weeks. It was hard but I made it through three weeks of strict paleo zone. My workouts became easier and I could see my intensity level and my ability to hold it go through the roof. I tapered off the zone just because life, but was able to maintain a pretty strict paleo lifestyle from then until now. Of course I have a pizza now and then, but my life has completely changed and the choices I make about stuffing my gut are based on how I it will effect me when I’m throwing bumper plates around rather than cuz im just hungry. My weight loss has not be fast nor has it been easy, I try not to even get on the scale very much. I am slowly understanding my body and how it preforms, and in turn my body is slowly finding its sweet spot. I think I will end up losing about 10 or 20 more lbs and I’ll will be far beyond any goal or expectation I had in the beginning.

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