Weekly Workouts

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Sunday – I don’t really like working out on Sundays. I just don’t feel that motivated and I don’t warm up enough so my workouts just kind of suck. I feel like I shouldn’t even be there, but I guess some kind of workout is better than no workout at all. I guess.

8 min AMRAP OF:
5 Hang Power Snatch (135/95) – I used 75#
15 Wall Ball – I used 14# ball

I got 6 rounds + HPS

Tennis ball sprints with Jackson. I swear I got more of a workout with him than I did with my 8 minute AMRAP. 

Monday – REST DAY! Because it was a squat day and I hate squats. When I see people post things about how pumped they are about squats, I think they are weirdos. I hate back squats, front squats, I used to love overhead squats until I hyperextended my elbow, but then I LOVE squat snatch. Whatever. I don’t care about getting stronger and my ass never looks any different, so I purposely skipped this squat day. Which I will also be doing again this Monday. Muahahaha.

Tuesday – I love these fast little workouts with no squatting. Just beautiful. 

Strict Press: 5-5-5-5. Add as you go – I got 75#
Split Jerk: 3-3-3-3. Add as you go. (16 mins) – I got 125# 


2 Rounds For Time:

200m Run
30 KB Swings (70/55)
200m Run
30 Box Overs (24/20)

I finished the workout in 8:49 with a 45# kettlebell

Wednesday – Ring dips blow. 

EMOM FOR 21 minutes:  7 sets each of the following, Alternating between:
1st minute: 3 Snatch ( 85%) – I used 100#
2nd minute: 12 Ring Dips – I used a hella amount of resistance with bands. I don’t think my boobs appreciate ring dips.
3rd minute: 60 Double Unders – I did rx


5 min AMRAP OF:
15 Wall Ball – I used a 14# ball
10 Pull Ups

I did 4 rounds + 10 wall balls rx

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Thursday – Love me a power clean day. AND handstand push ups? Heaven.

Power Cleans: 10 second reset between reps (15 mins) – I got 5 sets in of 4 singles and I ended up getting 150#  


For Time:
1000m/900m Row
5 Rounds For Time Of,
7 Power Cleans (185/135) – I used 115#
14 HSPU or 4 Wall Walks – I did kipping handstand push ups

I got 12:19 

Friday – Gross. Squats. But I planned to not workout on Saturday so I HAD to workout Friday. Dumb. 

Back Squats: 7 x 2. First set at 78%. Add as you go (18 mins) – I ended up going to 165# – I literally hate squats. I don’t do enough mobility or care enough to, so my squats don’t get better. My legs just kind of suck. Aw well.


For Time:
21 Front Squats (135/95)
21 KB Swings (70/55)
400m Run
15 Front Squats (135/95)
15 KB Swings (70/55)
400m Run
9 Front Squats (135/95)
9 KB Swings (70/55)
400m Run

I got 12:00 using 85# for front squats and 45# for swings. Again, I hate squats

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Saturday – REST DAY! That meant lake day for me! Jackson pretty much slept until noon the next day. I love lake days.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


28 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts”

  1. Ditto on the squats…I don’t say it often but…HATE! Ha ha, glad to not be alone on that one. I just took two days off in a row for the first time in almost a year and it was heaven! To be repeated.

  2. I love the pic of you and Jackson. He already looks like a natural at pushups or was it burpees?

    I think it’s funny because I actually love back and front squats and HATE overhead squats because they hurt my hands, elbows and shoulders (I must be doing them wrong).

    I am trying to get my butt in shape so that’s probably why I like squats. I did back squats today and stayed light on the weight because I have an umbilical hernia and will need to have surgery next month.

    I figured it’s probably smarter to avoid strangling the thing until I get it fixed.
    It stinks that I’ll have to be out for a few weeks recovering, but I’ll be happy when it’s done.

  3. I actually get extra-anxious before workouts when I know they incorporate back squats. Front squats scare me slightly less. Overhead squats I don’t even like to mention.

  4. Reading about you hyperextending your elbow… I recently started crossfit and did snatches for the first time in probably 5 years. I couldn’t straighten my elbow for like a week and it swelled up super bad! Do you just avoid doing those things or rest a lot and try again?

  5. This is off-topic but I thought you might see this post if I post on the most recent entry.

    Do your recipe cook times reflect altitude differences? I.e., are your recipes already adjusted for Denver elevation? I live in Denver as well and I don’t want to overcook or undercook my frittata tonight.

        1. Anita Kristensen

          Say what, does altitude matter in terms of cooking? How?
          Regards from a Dane aka a ignorant flatlander. 🙂

  6. See, and I love squats! Especially the back squat. It’s my favorite! I HATE the snatch – it’s so hard! Who would think that moving your arms out just a little bit would make it THAT much more challenging!


    I love your headband! Where is it from?

  7. I have a love/hate relationship with squats. Most days it hate 🙂 I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and I have to say that I notice a change in your physique….in a good way! Trying to give you a compliment without it sounding weird! lol You look amazing. Perfect amount of muscle but keeping it feminine. I know you’ve mentioned before about cutting out the crazy heavy lifting and listening to your body. Just curious, if you have noticed a change? Whatever it is that you are doing it is working! Good job, girl!

  8. Hi Juli! I’ve been following your blog now for a while and I absolutely love it and admire you! I’ve been wanting to go paleo now for some time but I am very nervous and scared. I am continuously criticized by many for wanting to eat glutent free or dairy free and I know going paleo would make it worse. I don’t mind other opinions and I have learned so much from you in terms of doing what works best for my body. I really want to learn more and was hoping you would have some tips on food brands, grocery shopping, and meal prep! I’m a college student so it can be quite inconvient to live this lift style but I know I am up for the challenge. I’m also a Crossfitter and that has also taught me so much on how I want my body to look and how I want to feel.
    Thanks for being such an inspiration! I always look forward to reading your post!

  9. Hi Juli – Can I ask if you have any tips on introducing my puppy to my CrossFit box? I noticed you seem to take Jackson with you on your workouts and I would love mine to come with me rather than leave her at home. Was Jackson scared to begin with? Did he mind the noise or did he just play happily whilst you trained? Any advice/tips would be much appreciated! Emma

    1. The first day we got Jackson, we took him to the gym to make sure he would get used to the loud music and weights dropping. He slept through almost all the workouts I brought him to. If he ever barks, I either tell him no or ignore him. I just try to play with him before the workout to get him tired so he’s not too bored

  10. I just love your attitude about CF. People love to make everyone feel bad about being a “cherry picker” but if I’m not going to compete then why does it matter if I want to skip a day when I hate the wod?! Thank you for making me feel better about not loving EVERY crossfit movement.

    1. I agree! I always look at the WOD and decide if I want to go. I have health issues and sometimes I know I cannot physically run, do burpees and overhead squats (or another combination) without getting sick.
      I’ve been criticized for doing this and my response was “I’m an adult and I AM paying for the classes, so if I want to choose my WODs, I will.”

  11. I’m sure you’ve answered this question somewhere in your blog, but I can’t find it…what breed of dog is Jackson? He’s beautiful!!

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