There is a great partner competition next Saturday, February 15, at CrossFit Route 1. They have been doing it for a few years now and it’s a great event every time. 1 guy, 1 girl, right around Valentine’s Day. They call it the “Love em or Leave em Partner Competition”.
Stacey and I are teaming up and I encourage anyone who is looking to RX the Opens to give it a shot. I know a few people were looking to partner up, and I know there are still spots open, so let’s complete this match made in heaven. The link to sign up is right here: click here!
It’s a great combination of a good time, good challenge, and doable for a wide range of people. The standards listed are 1) 135# Snatch for men, 2) 115# Clean for women, 3) Pull-ups (rx), 4) Double unders.
Let’s get a few more teams in there to give me and Stacey some friends to compete with and let’s try to make the podium a Lando sweep!
Vegetables, vegetables, and more vegetables!! Getting sick of eating your veggies? It must be time to spice up the variety of those healthy buggers. Remember variety is the key to life.
Curry is a very distinct, strong flavor and could take some getting used to. But if you like Indian or Thai food, you must be a fan of curry. Curry is a great spice to keep in your cabinet because it can completely change the flavor of any dish and it has health benefits up the wazoo!
Benefits of Curry:
1. Eases swelling in joints
2. May reduce risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia
3. May reduce the risk of cancer
4. Eases digestion
5. Helps burn fat
6. May help manage asthma
7. Rich in antioxidants
8. Boosts immunity
Curried Carrots and Cauliflower
1 pound carrots, peeled
2 TBSP virgin coconut oil
1 medium cauliflower, cut into bit size florets
1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tsp curry powder
1 cup of water
sea salt and black pepper to taste
1. Cut carrots in half crosswise, then cut each piece in half lengthwise. Cut the pieces lengthwise into thin strips.
2. Heat coconut oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots cauliflower, and onions. Cook stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned in spots.
3. Add garlic and curry powder. Stir for one minute.
4. Add water. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the veggies are just tender, 5-10 minutes.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
FRIDAY: Double AMRAP Day
WOD 1: 4m AMRAP
Kettlebell Swings, 53/35
– Every 10 reps counts as 1 point. Add 2 bonus points for every 30 done unbroken.
Rest 10 Full Minutes then:
WOD 2: “Choose Your Own Adventure”
This workout is 15 minutes long of a running clock. You have 5 movements to choose from, each with a different point value, and 5 different amounts of time. You can choose where you do each movement based on your ability with that movement. Normal scaling is allowed but might affect points.
Muscle Ups: 5 Points (scale is 3 CTB pull-ups, 3 Ring Dips for 1 muscle up/5 points)
Handstand Pushups: 4 Points (for each abmat width…pushups can be done but receive 0 points)
KB OH Walking Lunges: 3 Points every 3 steps (must alternate arms every 3 steps). Must complete 3 steps for 3 points. No partial points…aka 2 steps is not 2 points
Burpee Lateral Box Jumps 24/20: 2 Points (scale to step up and over, do not scale height)
Air Squats: 1 point