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8/10/2014

Its Official--I'm a crossfitter!

Woo hoo! I finally took the next step to 'up' my workout game and get in the best shape of my life--I signed up at Crossfit Redefined! Its a ton of fun and I now I know why there's so many crossfit fanatics out there.


To get started, I took their intro classes to meet everyone, learn the lingo, and practice good form for the lifts. After learning the ropes (and yes, literally climbing a rope), I'm prepped and ready to attack these workouts. The workouts are everything you could want from a total workout. They're challenging,
ever-changing, and there's a lot of partner work and team camaraderie.

After a crossfit workout in a no AC box in Texas heat, I am splayed out flat on the gym floor dying and loving every minute of it. Check out my first WOD:


 After a 5 minute warm up of jogging & rowing, we focused on strength with Hang Cleans then onto
the partner METCON. For partner work, you split the reps with your partner and switch several times if needed, just as long as it gets done. The goal is to go through the workout for 3 minutes, rest 1 minute.
Yes, 1 minute--its timed. After resting, we do it all again for 6 minutes as many reps as possible of:

Clean and Press
Wall Balls
Ab mat sit ups
Box Jumps
Kettlebell Sumodeadlift high pulls
Burpees
I forget what the last one was, but I know we hit the barbell a few more times before dying.

If you're looking to break your workout routine, try a new challenge, and meet some fitness buddies to offer motivation and inspiration, I recommend checking out CrossFit to take your fitness to the next level. Like right now, what are you waiting for? Go find a box now, your future self will thank you later.