Sunday, January 13, 2013

Crossfit 101

Back in December I bought a Groupon for a local Crossfit box, and Wednesday night was my first class.

I met Sharon there and as we walked in there were a LOT of newbies waiting for class to start, which was good!  I believe a majority of them had also purchased the Groupon.  Before we started, I popped some bits - 
There were about 20 of us in the class, and the owner, Peyton, was our instructor for the day.  He gave us a little about his personal history with Crossfit - he lost 51 pounds after doing Crossfit for 11 months and has been doing it for 4 years.  He recently got the space to open a box after using some space at a local park.

Afterwards, he got us all around him and had each of us show him our form with push ups and squats.  Then we grabbed kettle bells and did swings, and finally, a medicine ball for some toe to balls.  When we were done, he gave us our WOD:

400m run
4 sets of 10:
Push ups
Kettlebell swings
Toe to ball
400m run

Boy, did I work up a good sweat with that workout!!  After the class was over Sharon and I stayed behind and chatted a bit, then headed home.  I knew I was going to be sore the next morning but I didn't realize just HOW sore.  I definitely felt the burn in my muscles!

But Friday...I went back for my second 101 class!  It was a rainy day and the gym was pretty full with the 101 class, the normal WOD class, and an Olympic lifting class (he's hoping to knock out one of the walls to make the gym bigger soon).  So for those of us who were there for our second 101 class, we did the WOD for the day.  Before I started, I decided to try a new energy drink made by FRS

A lot of my fellow bloggers have done reviews of this product and I wanted to give it a try.  I picked up the Cherry Limeade flavor, and while I was a little nervous about what it would taste like, I actually really enjoyed it!  I want to try some of the other flavors soon.

Here was the WU (warm up) and WOD for Friday ;

2 sets of 20:
Raleigh hops
Mountain climers

5 rounds:
100 single jump rope or 500m row
15 goblet squats

It definitely got the heart pumping!  I could REALLY feel my quads duing the goblet squats, and I got a few battle wounds from the jump rope - 

All in all, I liked the WOD for Friday!  I'm planning to head back on Wednesday after work for more :)

Have you done Crossfit? What's your favorite and least favorite exercise during your workout?

Until next time,


  1. Ooo i love Crossfit!! I wish that more groupon's came up in this area for it!! Lucky girl - enjoy it! :)

    1. Thanks! It's been hard, but a lot of fun :)

  2. Nice job on your first week of Crossfit!

  3. Now that I have treadmil at home I am going to look into some crossfit you can do at home :)

    1. There are definitely WODs that you can do that don't require any equipment :) I think I want to buy myself a kettlebell


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