Let me come clean. I used to make fun of crossfit until I took a class and instantly become hooked. But this is not shocking to me, I knew it would happen and I knew I would love it. Crossfit is perfectly designed for my DNA makeup. It’s a nice structured program that basically touches upon every movement of the body, it’s fast and intense, then you are done. I went to 3 different crossfit gyms for a “free” workout and get a feel for the scene. Was I intimated? Yes! There can be that superiority, holier than thou attitude with some crossfitters, it’s definitely out there. I could careless about the fashion as well. I’m also not sold on kipping or these butterfly pull-ups, to me that’s just not a pull-up. I’m all about keeping it strict. But so far my overall experience, with 3 different gyms, is everyone is pretty damn cool and supportive. It’s absolutely a community.
I’m not fully a member at a gym yet. I try to do at least one drop-in at this particular gym that I like, and will probably start a membership there when I can afford it. To be honest crossfit is not cheap! I basically live from paycheck to paycheck and I don’t have an extra $140 floating around, which would cost for 2 classes a week for a month. So the knowledge I gain from classes and online stuff, I do my own WOD at home. I have a decent size garage that I can actually turn into a small crossfit gym, which is something I’m interested in doing. You just need some basic things to get going. I already have a pull-up bar, something for dips, two Kettlebells, some dumbbells, a jump robe, and an old school barbell with weights. My next purchase would be an Olympic bar and bumper weights, that’s a must have.
This was my work out this morning in the garage:
5 minute double unders
10 hanging knee raises
10 pistol squats (5 per leg)
10 hollow Rocks
5 rounds for time
12 dead lifts
9 hanging power cleans
6 push jerks
You are supposed to use 155lbs for this workout. I stared with 80lbs. since it’s the first time doing this. It’s not easy.