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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:

Warm-up
5 minute double unders

2 rounds
10 hanging knee raises
10 pistol squats (5 per leg)
10 hollow Rocks
“DT”
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.

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