Yesterday, I did my very first crossfit workout. Now, I’ve done some functional fitness workouts before, but my normal go-to is weight training (Les Mills, Jeri Love, etc.). So this was new. I’m a total crossfit newbie.
My First Day As A Crossfit Newbie
Here’s what it was like taking my first crossfit newbie workout class. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how well I’d do!
Crossfit Warm Up
We started out with a 400-meter run. I’m extremely proud to say that I ran the whole way. Without dying. I know, I should totally get a medal.
We got back inside and did some leg and arm swings, and then did walking lunges, walking butt kicks, toe touches, and caterpillars. I was dying and dripping sweat by the time we were done. I grabbed my gymnastics grips crossfit and got ready for the workout.
Then we did some basic form drills:
Just as I was ready to get some water, we got instructions for our WOD (workout of the day). I have to be honest…my first thought was SERIOUSLY?!
But this crossfit newbie sucked it up.
Day 1 Crossfit WOD
Our WOD was an 8-minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of the following:
- 100-meter run
- box push ups x5
- squats x5
- sit ups x5
I completed the circuit 5 times. I might have been able to get another 100-meter run in, but I’m gonna be honest and say that I wimped out. Actually, I didn’t know my body could hurt like that. Surprisingly, my ankle held up really well. I need to work on my balance (the warm up balancing exercises were a bit more challenging than I would like), but I’m really, really proud of myself regardless.
I busted my rear for 50 minutes, did what I was told (including running!) and I can’t wait for Wednesday.
Now, I know a lot of crossfit newbies start with a 2 week intro class, but I am taking part in a 6 week total body challenge. 3 workouts each week, plus a strict clean eating plan. We’ll see how much my measurements change over the next 6 weeks.
Oh, and I’m still skating, so that should help things.