Weekly Workouts Roundup: Happy 4th of July 2015!
With a week of fun runs, crossfit, and the reintroduction of tempo runs, my week in workouts has been a triumphant one for sure!
Feel free to join Meghan and I each week to review your week of workouts, any day – doesn’t have to be Sunday 😉
Week of 2/11/13
Fun runs have been a great way to add in a little more cardio without added pressure!
The question of the week is: So, how has Crossfit been going Kat?
I’d been going to Crossfit428 now for 5 weeks – 9 sessions (averaging twice a week between my runs as crosstraining.)
Verdict: Yeah, I dig it!
I have to admit I was a bit terrified to try crossfit because of past experiences where I was thrown into workouts I didn’t feel ready for. Over the course of the 5 weeks I went to 428, I learned a ton and saw progress in a short period of time. I am by no means ‘great’ at Crossfit just yet but I’ve taken away a lot that I didn’t know before! My strength improved and I was able to see form improvements as well (i.e. pushups and burpess galore.) Did I see a difference with my body? Yes! I began to gain muscle and then as I increased my mileage with running again, I’m back down to my ‘regular’ weight but feel much more toned! When I run, I feel more power in my upper body and feel that the Crossfit Endurance workouts I’ve done has helped me even more with my breathing!
Taking advise from many avenues, I’ve decided to check out another box here shortly (after the Princess Half) that we’ve found another deal on ($45 for 8 classes + on ramp.) Not only to try out another Crossfit box and see my options before I start to drop $80 a month on another gym, but also so that I have a chance to do it with hubs who’s been coming back into the scene and also wants to give Crossfit a shot with me. The on ramp part of the deal we’ve found will allow him to learn some of the moves I’ve already learned and also allow me to train in those area again so that I get them down even better.
My tips for trying out Crossfit for the first time?
* take it easy – start slow and even if you’ve lifted before, let the trainers help you work
with piping or a barbell without weight before you go out boxing like a champ
* Arrive with enough time to warmup – self explanatory
* Listen! You’ll get instruction from the trainers on movements you probably haven’t
tried before, so listen up and learn proper form! .. injuries suck
* Running shoes don’t always mean “workout shoes” – My PC2s didn’t feel so great when
I did squats or lifting (stability in soles didn’t help me be flat on the ground), so I ended up getting some lighter and flatter shoes (Brooks Green Silence & Pure Drifts) for lifting and crossfit workouts
* Peep the Workout of the Day (WOD) the night before – this helped me plan on bringing running shoes or not depending of there were drills involved or if it was just lifting, etc.
* Be ready for a feeling of community! I was apprehensive day one. Afraid to walk into
the box (aka crossfit gym) and little did I know what a little community these gyms are!
Learn people’s names so you can give each other words of encouragement throughout the WOD.
When you’re done with your WOD, cheer on the rest of those finishing up.
* Use the chalk – to write down your sets and keep track – you’ll be too busy working out to try to use your head as an abacus 😉
Are you in the market to try Crossfit?
Any things that still sketch you out?
Any things that still sketch you out?
And don’t forget starting MARCH 4!
As I mentioned last Sunday, the Spring Best Bootie Buster Challenge (SBBC) starts!
Link-up your weekly workouts with these Sunday/weekly posts! These posts will be a great place to tally your points and be accountable for a successful challenge!
(FULL details on Run to the Finish’s challenge here)!