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Cross Fit – Sweaty mess and amazing workout
|August 2, 2012
Posted by Carrie
Workouts don’t need to be fancy. I did my first cross fit workout this morning and this is all we needed.
I mentioned a few times already that I was going to meet up with my friend to workout (college roommate – we’ve known each other seemingly forever). She does a cross fit workout daily at her work – she’s a police officer. So, off I went to the police academy to get my butt kicked.
We started out with a 1/4 mile run. She’s tall and leggy and I was already pushing things to keep up. Then our workout was 5 moves, each for 50 seconds with a 10 second rest. Here’s how the whole round went.
bridge leg lift (l)
bridge leg lift (r)
We did 4 rounds and finished with a cool down run.
Holy moly! During the 3rd round I started to get that ‘queasy stomach flip flop omg I think I might pass out’ feeling. So, I did modify a little bit on the 4th round. I also modified the bridge leg lifts a little bit as my hamstrings kept cramping. I must work on my hamstrings, they are seriously weak.
Wow, were my legs tired. And, then my arms. It was a great workout. Look how sweaty we were!
I love the idea of cross fit. Muscle confusion, don’t let you body get comfortable with your workouts. Do short, high intensity workouts and get on with your day.
Because we were pushing ourselves so hard while we were working out, we didn’t get that much time to chat. But, we took a good amount of time to stretch when we were done, so there was plenty of time for socializing.
I really loved it. I loved having a friend who would push me. She uses the Bodyrock workout as her base for each day. Seriously, she just writes the workouts on a post it and then off we go. How simple!
Funniest part – she works at the police academy. The road that we were using runs parallel to the shooting range. So, we were running to the motivation of gun shots. I was trying to channel my inner criminal and run away from them.
I think I’m going to be able to work in a workout with her on one of my school days each week when school starts again. Until then, I really want to get in a day or two on my own.
Do you do Cross Fit? What’s your favorite source for a WOD (Workout of the Day)?
I’m going to link this up in the morning with Jill’s Fitness Friday Blog Hop – go check it out. I know my schedule/blog publishing/timing is a little wacky. Summer schedule people