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Crossfit or not?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yesterday was my first crossfit experience.

We did the clean/press/snatch, if that's even worded right or not. The "coach" asked if I had done any previous bar work and I said NO, never and I also expressed I had zero experience with crossfit. She started me out with the lightest bar (not sure of weight) then she moved me onto the 35 lb bar with 10's on each side, then she added another 5. I had no clue what the end game would be, where this workout was headed. The final weight/bar felt like something I had to work to get up and over my head but I didn't think anything of it as I am used to pushing myself in other types of ST workouts and bootcamps.

After several minutes of practice, she set the clock for eight minutes. The group was told to do ten jumping or regular lunges (5 each side) then do 5 lifts. The point was to do as many rounds as possible in the eight minutes. My legs were jello by the time the minutes were up and I could feel a strain in my lower back BUT I kept on lifting. I should have at least removed the 5's from each side...but hey, this was a competition and I put my form/safety aside. Bad, stupid, stupid idea!! Once the time was up, everyone seemed to be putting up their weights and bars. I said out loud "is that it?" and another lady next to me said "yes but trust me it works". Hmmmm....I'm used to busting my tail for at least 45 minutes in bootcamp classes.

My lower back isn't in pain but it is not happy with me today. I don't plan on any strenuous workouts for a few days; maybe some running instead though. After my back is normal, I will be attending another crossfit class but not at the same place I went to yesterday. And since I now know about the "rounds" within so many minutes, I will lighten up my load next time.

I welcome any crossfit feedback anyone has.

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    jumping lunges?! I'd be out on that one. yep, definitely wouldn't risk injury- fast is dangerous to me
    1856 days ago
    I do want to try it as well. I really do! However....I think for me I'd prefer to focus on form rather than speed of reps. I've hurt my lower back before, so I'm super cautious.

    I'd say try it again, maybe a couple times, to see if it's right for you.
    1857 days ago
    The trick is to find the program that is right for you. Just enough challenge without being discouraging.

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1857 days ago
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