CrossFit Gainesville- School Of Elite Fitness
Meet Lisa Ingram!
Name: Lisa Ingram
Hometown: Land O' Lakes, Florida
When did you first start training at Crossfit Gainesville? Almost 2 years ago
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: Spent my whole life at the softball fields
How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My husband. Tried my first class a couple months after he started.
What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? I don't remember what my first workout was, only that it was awful. And I was really intimidated.
Favorite Workout: Power clean and jerks.
Least Favorite Workout: Overhead squats.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?
Nowadays, it feels like I have lived two different CrossFit lives: pre-pregnant and pregnant. Pre-pregnancy, I pushed myself, experienced tremendous gains in my fitness, and felt a real sense of pride for learning all of these new and crazy lifts that I never imagined myself doing. When I was younger, I considered myself fit as I played sports year round and had my whole life. But since CrossFit, I am able to perform functional movements in a way that I just couldn't have before.
While pregnant, my CrossFit experience is all about maintenance-mode, setting limits, and paying close attention to my body. While there are lots of negative Nancys out there about crossfitting while pregnant, there are many more supporters. My OB, and every doctor that I've seen, is fully onboard and excited about my continued crossfitting. I don't know how to be a mom quite yet, but it makes me happy to know that by sticking with CrossFit during my pregnancy, I am making a healthy choice for my growing family. My little girl and I will be stronger because of it. My husband is very proud of us.
What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit?
CrossFit has been a very humbling experience for me. I have learned that it is OK to be far from the best at something and still experience the pride of self-improvement, instead of frustration.
Please share with us any favorite CrossFit / CFG moments:
The HalloWODs are really fun. I still love Katie and Amir's kettle bell costumes. I also really enjoy cheering on CFG friends, even from the sidelines, when they are doing awesome things. I am lucky to be part of such an inspiring community.
Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit?
No matter how intimidated you feel at your first WOD, just keep going. You will find yourself surprised at how pumped you are about CrossFit and how you really don't ever shut up about it ;o)
Andy and Lisa at Level 1 Testing!
Workout of the Day
A. Overhead Squat @ 55X1, 10min to build to moderate single
20:00 at moderate effort:
10 Thrusters (75/55)
20 unanchored sit ups
30 Double Unders/90 Single Unders
3 rounds for time:
10 Thrusters (95/65)
60 sec rest
5 min rest
2 rounds for time:1000m Row
Join us THIS Friday for the Friday Night Lights grand finale at 6pm! We'll have live music and I'll be MC'ing the entire evening including athlete announcements! We've had a steady stream of over 100 people each week and this week we would like to blow it out!
The event starts at 6pm. We'll crown the 'spirit of the friday night lights' with a demon kb trophy as well as the 'hardest worker' for CFG over the past year. Don't miss out. Throw on your CFG shirt and bring your friends for the most athletic, action packed evening Gainesville has to offer!
Andy Ingram at 14.4 working on power cleans
Workout of the Day
Day 2 - Squat+MAP Sets
A. Back Squat @ 40X1, 3-4 reps x 3 sets, focus on tempo
4 sets @ high effort:
15 Air Squats
10 KBS (53/35)
- rest 3 min b/t sets
A. Squat Clean Thruster, build to a heavy single
B. 12 minutes of:
10 STOH (105/75)
7 Box Jumps (24/20)
10 KBS (70/53)
'Easy' Is A Waste Of Time
When it comes to your fitness and achieving your goals... choosing the easy route is a waste of your time. It'll never get you to where you want to go. You've invested the time, the money, the emotional energy into accomplishing a goal that you've set for yourself, so why ruin it by choosing the easiest looking way to it. I'm here to say, you'll never make it.
This past Open workout 14.4 was a great example of an opportunity for most to take the easy road or to suck it up and tackle a beast. That beast is Toes-2-Bar. It's a tough gymnastic move and takes quite a bit of core strength to perform. Doing them consecutive is twice as hard (took me over a year to learn that trick) and then add in 50 reps in a workout and you're looking at a giant obstacle for most people. The easy choice is to sub out an easier move... but why? You CAN do a few T2B, right? So why not struggle your way through as many as you can? You'll learn a lot about your abilities, where your strengths/weaknesses are as well as how to be tough and remain positive in the face of adversity. All valuable lessons to carry with you.
So, I tip my hat to a handful of 14.4 athletes who took on the challenge of T2B (Jeff, Em, Jessie, Andy, Angel, to name a few). Way to tackle that challenge head on!
I encourage you all to take this mindset in your trianing. When the opportunity arises to challenge yourself, even at the cost of a quick time or your own comfort, take it head on and realize you'll be better off for it down the road.
Jeff, working through the pain and difficulty.
Workout of the Day
Day 1 - Upper Pull+MAP Scenario’s
A. Wtd. Pronated Pull-Up, build to heavy single
10 minute AMRAP:
10 Air Squats
A. Muscle Snatch, build to 1RM
B. Push Press, build to heavy single
C. 3 minute AMRAP of: