Working out with ‘The Toddler’

No…..not a child, a weight vest. I can thank Feng Yi Chew for the phrase “the toddler”. She used to post on Facebook that she was working out with ‘the toddler’ and one day I had to ask, you have a kid? She said, “no, it’s my weight vest. It weighs about as much as a toddler.”

Today I did the CF warm up with ‘the toddler’ and boy did it make a difference. It’s amazing to see what 20lbs can do to you pullups, dips, situps, really all of it. Just wearing it I could feel the added pressure on my bones. If you’ve got a ‘toddler’ at your box give it a try, it’s an interesting feeling.

Today’s wod:
Handstand pushups (feet on bar)
Snatches (17.5)
Situps (ghd)

And my cool down was really a second wod.
3 Clean and Jerks (95lb) on the minute for 15 minutes.


7 thoughts on “Working out with ‘The Toddler’

  1. Hey, I got a toddler and I want to lose it. (my chest)
    Kidding aside, Way to push your body Kate!

  2. So, after I suggested that she wear the vest during the warmup, Kate asked "what's the point?". I had to bite my lip and just say, try it. At some point in the middle of her warmup I asked her if she figured out what the point was. She got it!

  3. Hey Kate! I was reading your blog and suddenly came across my name! Haha. The toddler is one hell of a nasty child, don’t you think? 🙂 Anyway, good luck with the training for the Games. I am rooting for you all the way. The stuff you have been doing is really impressive and I know you will kick ass. Please do keep me updated through FB, your blog, etc.!

  4. Feng…..great to hear from you. The toddler has become a big hit around the gym. And as much as I would love to take credit for naming it the toddler, I had to fess up that it wasn’t my idea. Although my coach said I should actually name the toddler. I’ll be sure to keep you posted. We’re going to try and get a team to the games this year.

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