Friday was our usual weekly 'Beautiful Basics' class, a class aimed at beginners like me, and after a warm up and going over all the moves the WOD looked like this
3 round of 12 box jumps
12 sumo deadlift with kettlebell (8kg)
12 push press (12 kg)
12 medicine ball clean (7kg)
12 pull ups/ring rows
I am absolutely useless at box jumps: I am vertically challenged! So in the picture of my set up above, can you see the stack of plates beside the box? Those are what I use while I work myself up to be able to jump a bit higher... or grow a few inches! I also scaled back the pull ups to ring rows, I just can't consistently bang out 12 pull ups even when I do use the rubber bands! In the end my time was 15:11, you know it's a pretty hard going workout when you consider the box jumps to be the 'rest'!
I've tried linking to all of the movements that we do as I'm sure a fideo is much better than any explanation I could give. Of course feel free to ask any questions, I don't profess to be an expert, far from it, I just want to share my enthusiasm for CrossFit. As you see I do scale back on a lot of moves, so I hope this shows that CrossFit is accessible to everyone! If you are interested in giving CrossFit a go, or maybe just join a regular gym, then don't forget to check out the Gym For The Win initiative to get yourself a free gym membership!
Do you ever throw in a different class into your usual gym routine just for a change? I think I'm pretty set in my routine once I get into a groove as I don't want to miss out on something I usually do for something else, however I can see that there are advantages to challenging your body with something new! Going to the class was instead of my weekly run though, and I haven't been for a few weeks now, so I hope I manage to get out there this week.
Have a great week everyone!