Things for me are finally getting back to normal. My health has improved after a hysterectomy and then a case of shingles... Truly, I have been struggling since October with health related issues. I have gained close to 25 lbs. since this time last year. I realize that I am in a vicious cycle here. I have health issues that are flaring up because I am unhealthy... My lifestyle has needs to change... It is time to fix this.
I love CrossFit and have missed doing it regularly. I haven't found a box near me yet since I have moved, but I have started doing WODs on my own. I was lucky enough to be chosen to review Reebok's brand new Nanos, the Nano 4.0s. And working out in cute shoes that make your feet feel good, is the only way to work out! I couldn't wait to lace up and do some WODs. Check the Nano 4.0 out here: Reebok Nano 4.0
|What makes these shoes better than the rest!|
A year or so ago when I was doing CrossFit at CrossFit BlackBeard in St. Pete, I decided to spend the money and get some Nanos. Reebok specializes in CrossFit and it's so much better to workout in shoes made for CrossFit, rather than trying to workout in running shoes. Running shoes have their purpose, but for effective CrossFit training, you really need specialized shoes. To have the best form in squats, dead lifts, cleans, etc, you have to have your feet flat on the ground and distribute your weight. These shoes allow for the best form. Check out the video below from Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. She is unbelievable! Yes, I want that kind of strength!
Why do you need Nano 4.0? What makes them better than 3.0?
1. They are more breathable. The mesh was changed for better air flow during workouts.
2. The shoe itself is lighter.
3. They are more flexible!
Since I don't have a box, I have to come up with my own WODs. How do I do this? Well, there are tons of websites out there that offer WODs, but I try to come up with my own as well. I am not a personal trainer, but I have come to realize that if there is a workout that hurts, it works! (by hurt, I mean good pain, not injury pain.) Burpees are the biggest culprit to "hurting" workouts! LOL so I try to add burpees to every WOD. These shoes make my feet feel great while I struggle to become stronger. If you find a shoe that allows for comfort and support, you have to tell the world! So here goes: I love these shoes. I have the Nano 2.0 and 3.0 and these are the best fit yet. Thank you Reebok for working so hard to make the right improvements every time!
If you haven't tried CrossFit, you need to. It's not just for muscle, body building people, it's for everyone. Nothing I have ever done makes me feel stronger and more complete! It's really the best! And it's a whole lot of fun to watch the CrossFit Games too! Who doesn't love Rich Froning!!! He is the fittest man on earth!
My WOD today was:
10 "muscle rope" jump ropes
Run up and down the stairs 2x
What is your workout today? I would love some more ideas!