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I have to say that going to and watching the Crossfit Games in LA last weekend was tremendously inspiring. I was really pumped up and ready for a great workout yesterday, and that’s what I got. The workout is called “MACHO MAN.” Or perhaps MACHO WOMAN, lol.

I really love this workout (although it was very difficult near the end) as it involves quite a bit of barbell work which is always an excellent ab workout in itself. Win, win.

MACHO (WO)MAN

Every minute for 20 rounds of the following:

3 POWER CLEANS 

3 FRONT SQUATS

3 PUSH PRESS

I did this with 35 lbs. and started sweating bullets by the third minute and was having doubts whether I would finish or not. Mental game on! I just concentrated on doing 1 set at a time and doing my reps with the best technique possible. Having some rest between the sets was very helpful as well. Needless to say, I finished it and would actually do this workout at home with dumbbells.

After 180 total reps, what’s sore today? My shoulders. My abs (yes!). My hamstrings. My ass (yes!).

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Dr. Tanya Gill

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    Dr. Gill is also a member of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry. In addition to her Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Gill also has a BA in Integrative Biology and a BS in Vision Science, both from UC Berkeley. Go Bears!
    In 2015, Dr. Gill developed and founded We Love Eyes, which is a green cosmetics company that produces eyelid and eyelash cleansing products that are natural, non-toxic, and vegan.

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