Crossfit Training (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Enjoy Pain)

I ran across Crossfit Training last week after seeing a link on Instapundit and I started to look into what it was about. The variety of exercises, the emphasis on free weights and intensity of the training all appealed to me so I thought I’d give it a try. This morning marked my first workout using the Crossfit exercises and I picked a doozy to start on. “Murph” is the name of today’s WOD and it’s a killer.

Given that this was my first workout, I knew I wasn’t going to be anywhere near the totals but I gave it the old college try. I did both miles sandwiching 6 sets of 3 pullups, 10 pushups and 15 squats. I made a critical error and chose to do the squats with just the bar and that’s not a particularly good idea. I ended up finishing in about 35 minutes. It was pretty brutal but it felt good.

Overall, I like the emphasis on being an athlete that Crossfit stresses versus just being able to run a lot or just being able to lift a lot. On top of that, the intensity really appeals to me because they push exercises that surpass what is normally recommended. I’m looking forward to sticking with the program and seeing how the results turn out in a couple of months.

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