November 15, 2013 in fitness, health
Yesterday I had my last free session at Crossfit N1 City. I cannot believe that the month flew by so fast. And what amazing time I had. I fear that I will go into serious CrossFit withdrawal next week
Before I get all mushy and philosophical about my CrossFit experience let me tell you about my WODs. (workout of the day, just in case this is the first time you’re reading my blog.)
Monday we had a killer session. We had 3, yes THREE WODs.
WOD 1 – EMOM 10 (every minute on the minute for 10 minutes)
10 burpees followed by 20 walking lunges
WOD 2 – Half Cindy AMRAP 10 (it’s usually AMRAP 20)
5 pullups, 10 pushups and 15 squats
I managed 6 rounds
WOD 3 – 30s on/30s off 6 rounds of knees to elbows and dips
Who knew 30 seconds could be so long!
My total reps 155
Wednesday was a bit more relaxed. I did some mobility warm ups (so many I cannot remember). Followed by 5 rounds of 5 deadlifts. (Man did my quads and glutes feel those yesterday.)
WOD – Max box jump and max linked double unders
Max height jumped – 76 cm
Double under …. *cough cough* 1. Double unders are serious business and my one leg seems to have a mind of its own – it keeps hopping up.
Seriously though can you do this?
With my last class coming up I was a bit sad yesterday. In the past month Crossfit had become such a big part of my life, it felt like I was on the verge of a breakup. (yes, yes I’m a bit melodramatic)
We started with a warm up: inchworm, 3 wall walks, backward inchworm, overhead pass through, backward overhead pass through, good mornings, wrist mobility exercises and some pain balling.
Benchmark WOD - Elizabeth 21-15-9 Cleans and dips
Benchmark WODS measure your improvement through repeated, irregular, appearances.
My time: 15kg HC 5m25
*cue violins get ready for the mushy stuff*
Speak to any long-time Crossfitter and they’ll tell you that you start with a specific goal and in time it changes.
I went in there ‘cause I wanted to improve my fitness and in no time it changed. Now I want to be able to perfect my kettlebell swing, I want to lift more, I want to jump higher, I want to do a free handstand and I want to beat my last benchmark time.
The sessions challenged my physical strength and my mental strength and I did come out stronger.
I would recommend anyone to give it a try and despite popular belief you don’t have to be super fit or an athlete to join – anyone can do it! It’s an amazing community to be part of.
It’s clear I’m an addict. One way or another I’m going to find a way to go back. (reworking my budget in my head as I type.)
Looking forward to socialising with Crossfit N1City tonight!
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