Christmas in August!!

I’ve recently ordered the Reebok CrossFit Lifter Plus and the Reebok CrossFit Nano U-form. After much conflicting veiws about weightlifting shoes, I decided to get a pair and try them out. As for the nanos? I just couldn’t resist. The classic Reebok CrossFit look was just imprinted all over them and I could not restrain.
I ordered Nano classics ( I’ll call them) in a 10.5 , gray and purple. I decided to half size down these because my first pair, the nano 3.0, were size 11 . I found that Reebok CrossFit does run a bit big, and 11 was kind of big. Turns out 10.5 is just perfect. After doing the whole blow dryer – U form activater thing, they were finally ready. While waiting for them to dry, I kept staring at them and honestly couldn’t decide whether I want to even workout in them! I may just want these to be as casual wear! Maybe I’ll just order another pair😜.
I contemplated on which color to get for my Reebok Lifter Pluses for a bit. I decided on the red and black ones, also in size 10.5. Even though I’ve yet to use these, I’ve heard many times that you want to order a bit smaller for weightlifting shoes because you want that nice, snug, secure fit. I listened to this and gave it a go. I think it works because it fits real tight but snug. Now, with the Lifter Plus, it also has U-Form technology. Thus I popped them in the oven as soon as I knew what I was doing. The U- Form may be a hassle to activate and be a burden to have to do just to wear your shoe, but it is there for a reason. Once pulled out of the oven, the U-form tab turns red. This allows you to wear the shoes for a small amount of time so that it molds to your foot. It’s pretty incredible and I believe it works well.
Can’t wait to do some Oly Lifts in these puppies!
Also, to see the U-Form in action and other neat pics, check my instagram -xfittom
http://statigr.am/xfittom

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Clean PR

It’s been a while since the last post…
I’m so excited for my new Reebok Lifter Plus oly shoes to come in! Today’s workout was:
Strength
Clean
Establish 1RM

Conditioning
Every 2 minutes (on the minute) for 20 minutes
— 3 muscle ups or 3 dips
— 6 full squat cleans (55-65% of 1RM)
— 7 slam ball burpees (30/20)

I had been anxiously waiting for 1rm clean day, and here it was. I knew I would go up at least 10lb from 115. I shot for 135lb and shattered that by hitting 155lb! I was truly joyful. That weight had been one of the best all day.
Later in the MetCon , I used 80 lb for the cleans and 25lb slam ball for the slam ball burpees.
When ring dips came into the talk , I knew I was working on my muscle ups and wanted to see if I could do 3 muscle up progressions instead of dips. Coach Paul allowed me at first but then made me switch to dips. Probably a good thing. I did 8 rounds and was happy for the fact of the weights I used.

I absolutely love my forged shorts and they may be my favorite pair. 😬
Also! Something I’m super excited about is that my family picked up an Olympic barbell, weights , mats and a collars. I can’t wait to start my own Wendler strength series to improve!

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