So hit crossfit for the first time over the weekend, heres what I did and my thoughts:
Saturday- 930am session at Crossfit LoDo in Denver, CO
15 min AMRAP
8 hand release pushups
Overall it was a good workout. I was 8 pull ups short of getting 5 rounds in but knocked them out anyways after the timer went off. You really get tired during these workouts. Given the altitude and copious amount of drinks I had the night before I thought I did pretty well. Girl that brought me did 5.5 rounds but she was proud that I held my own
I'm in pretty good shape right so there was a group of 3-4 people who wanted to get some more in after and I was down. so then we did:
4 deadlifts +4 bar burpees
3 power cleans + 3 bar burpees
2 Clean > front squats + 2bar burpees
1 Clean and jerk + bar burpee
I had 135 on the bar and I could only do 3 rounds at that point.
**** had me gassed and I wasn't trying to hurt myself doing those Olympic lifts while I was that beat.
Went back again on Sunday morning and my girl made up a WOD on the fly that has me feeling the effects today
400 air squats
300 sit ups
200 double unders
25 hand stand push ups.
**** was brutal. Those air squats then run are
. It took me a little over an hour.
Overall I really liked it. Great change of pace from my reg 4 day split lifting routine. Aside from the lifting, its a great avenue to channel that competitive fire you have from playing sports and build some camaraderie with the people at the gym. After I'm done traveling and working a **** load for work I might look into joining in April. I think if I were to go for a year consistently I'd literally be a beast. At the same time I think you can incorporate this into any lifting routine, its just harder to push yourself to that 'redline' solo instead of lifting in a group.
Haven't been that tired after a workout since my college football summer workouts in 2009.
Never felt so sore but jacked at the same time though.
Also about to see what that strict paleo life is all about. Kind of already eat a paleo diet but could cut some things out to make it the real deal .Edited by 40inchBoost - 2/11/13 at 3:25pm