Father Andrew's Hot Body Gym

April 24, 2010

Has BeerFit Replaced CrossFit?

Filed under: real talk — Mara @ 2:22 pm

This is an example of what our workouts have consisted of recently!

Well folks, April has turned out to be a bit of an off month for us. Despite the Primal Challenge, we’ve all been of our eating game with Easter Feasters, Birthday bashes, Out-of-town Overtures, and for Josh, Graham, and I,  Teacher Appreciation Week. And on top of all that, our workout schedule has just not worked out, if you know what I mean. It feels like months since we have all worked out together and weeks since we have really worked out hard at all. Our most recent mass fail consisted of about 5 deadlifts and 5 presses and that was it. I did the workout in a skirt, so as to avoid the hassle of changing clothes. Sad. Our grand plan to do the PTP program is a wash, at least for now.

But, finally, we may be getting back on the straight and narrow path. We had a solid, butt-kicking workout this morning, despite the noticeable absence of Josh and Micah. I say we all try to use this a a jump start to stop all this eating-cheating, get back into regular workouts, and generally focus in on doing what we know will lead to increased health, fitness, and longevity.

I also say that next weekend, the half-way point for our Primal Challenge, we all post our total points and see where we stand. Perhaps that threat of public shame will help motivate us to say “no” to the next brownie, bagel, or beer that looks our way.

I know we can do it! Go team FAHBG!!!

Here was our workout for today:

Strength work

Front Squat 5-5-5-5

Pull-ups, deadhang, max rep x 2


Working with a parter so that you alternate work and rest using the same equipment,

For Max Reps:
Three minutes of Wall Balls
Three minutes of Rest
Three minutes of Kettlebell Swings (16 kg)
Three minutes of Rest
Three minutes of Double Unders

It was brutal. But it felt good to know I had really worked out and still could.

So no more “BeerFit” and lots more CrossFit!


  1. I got up to 125# for the 5 rep front squat. Then I got 5 and 4 dead hang pull-ups.

    For the workout I got 85 KBS, 28 DU, and 45 WB, for a total of 158. It was brutal!

    Comment by Mara — April 24, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

  2. True that! Although I did have half a piece of cake at my nephews B-Day party, I think yesterday was a good day. I’m totally down to get back into working out. I miss feeling fit 🙂

    I got up to 110# I think for the front squats.

    Did 75 KB, 40 DU, and 45 Wallballs = 160 total

    Comment by Abby Vandegrift — April 25, 2010 @ 9:17 am

  3. to be fair, that photo was taken after Andrew and I had finished a great workout. ;0

    Comment by Micah Vandegrift — April 26, 2010 @ 8:26 am

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