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Crossfit!

Posted Mar 13 2011 12:54am

 

I’ve decided that I am just going to jump in the deep end with the CrossFit craze. Well… I’m going to wear floaties while I do it. Yes, I will be modifying and scaling, sometimes heavily depending on the Workout of the Day. ;)

Totally Not me, but she's pretty awesome! Kudos!

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. - CrossFit.com

How’d this come about?

Well I’ve seen some videos here and there of the amazing awesomeness that elitist crossfitters can perform and it’s inspiring. I’ve been teeter tottering on whether or not to start, and when.

I figure as a Personal Trainer I should try what all is out there, right? I mean I can’t have an opinion of how something works if I haven’t tried it. So here we go, trying this out.

Also, it seems a many of Mr. Sushicookie’s fellow officers are getting in on the craze. Well with that many people within our social group trying it, why the hell not? Two sushicookies in a pod?

C’mon, Sushicookie, you know you suck at being regular about things.

Yeah, I know! C’mon self, don’t rub it in! What I like about CrossFit is that everyday is a little bit different. They post a Workout of the Day, and you do it for a time. I hate when things get monotonous. It’s so boring. I really need change to keep me interested. Round one of P90x had enough variety that I was totally into it. But I can’t seem to stick with a second round because I know what’s coming next and it’s boring to me!

So I will be posting daily my cross fit times. :) Yes, I may get annoying. Oh well.

Since we started today, here’s our times for the WoD:

SushiVersion Mr. SushiVersion
3/12/2011Run 1/2 MilePup Run 1/2 MilePup
50 Sit UpsPack 50 Sit UpsPack
50 Back Exten.Pack 50 Back Exten.Pack
Run 1/2 MilePup Run 1/2 MilePup
Time:12m10s 11m 22s

 

Both of us did Pup Versions for the cardio. For one I hate cardio, and two I haven’t done very much in a long while so I need to build up my endurance. Mr. Sushicookie likely could have done the Pack Version which is 2 Miles total, but he decided to match up with me on the program tonight.

We do the Classic CrossFit warm-up as well, of course. Which takes about 15-20 minutes then our WoD routine. After WoD we recover and I act like I am dying. After our heart rates drop to a reasonable zone, we do a little bit of our regular strength training.

 

You can find the CrossFit WoD’s in two places: CrossFit.com and crossfitbrandx.com . I like to use Brand X’s site because they break it down into different levels of intensity. :)

 

 

 

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