Thursday, September 3, 2015

CrossFit


Saro and I tried CrossFit last weekend and decided to join as a supplement to the 21 Day Fix Extreme, PiYo and running. I plan on going 2x a week. My sister-in-law has been going for a year and looks amazing.

They had an awesome Groupon deal plus 15% off of that and $10 back each from eBates ;) It was basically buy 1 month, get two months free plus 5 one on one sessions.

It's definitely a little intimidating but most new things are, I guess.

Our first work out was as a 2 person team. They start you off "easy" and you progress from there.

Between the two of us, we had to do 54 burpees (and not the ones I'm used to - you have to go all the way to floor so it's basically a burpee AND a push up), 54 butterfly sit ups (legs spread butterfly, lay down and touch the floor over your head, sit up and touch the floor passed your toes), 54 kettle bell swings (I used 18 lb, Saro used 35) - so 27 each (sounds easier than it is!) and then an 800 meter (1/2 mile) run. Phew! I was SO SORE for 3 days. It's crazy because I'm familiar with most of these moves, this is just on a more hardcore level.

We finished in about 15.5 minutes.

We have to go through Foundations to learn the proper moves and form. We did two classes this week.


Tuesday's workout was:

500 meter row on row machine
40 air squats
30 sit ups
20 ring rows (easier form of pull ups)

Wednesday's workout was:

500 meter row on row machine 
21/15/9 (3 rounds of each exercise - 1st 21 times, 2nd 15 times and 3rd 9 times)
Dead lifts (I did 35 lbs Saro 85) and then hanging from a bar, bring your knees as close to your elbows as possible without swinging too much.

It's definitely really challenging! 
Have you ever tried CrossFit?!

1 comment:

  1. We LOVE Crossfit!! Scott and I have incorporated Crossfit into our workouts for about six years, and I honestly love it (but hate it while I'm doing it :)). We don't belong to a box, but Scott is a Level 1 Certified Crossfit trainer, so he's made it a point to slowly but surely turn our garage into a gym. I can't wait to hear more about your experience with Crossfit!

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