Today’s workout was from home in my fairly new garage gym! I am beyond excited to have my very own Crossfit Box at home!
Because in all my years of sports and working out (and trust me, I’ve done it all), I find Crossfit to be the most comprehensive, effective, intense, and fun workout I have ever tried! Olympic Lifts, Gymnastics, Functional Movements, Running, Rowing… every day is different and every day is difficult. I got a great introduction to the sport thanks to a Groupon from Crossfit BNI in Brandon, FL. Those guys are great and I highly recommend that beginners get a solid education before trying it out on their own. Its certainly not for everyone, but if you are looking for a workout that will push you past what you thought was possible, this is it. And the best advice I ever got: Scale it down to your level!
Ok, cool stuff, so why at home and not a local box?
- I am over scheduled. Between work and school I was having a very hard time figuring out when I would ever get to a Box. I now have everything I need at home.
- It’s an investment. Crossfit is expensive. Upwards of $200 a month to workout on someone else’s equipment. I may have spent some cash up front, but in less than a year I will be saving money.
- I don’t like to be told I need to follow the Paleo Diet (and that being vegan was flat out wrong) by people who are not nutritionists. I’ve done my research and I don’t think its healthy. I could go on, but I’ll save all that for a different post some other day.
- I like to work out alone. I don’t like to chit chat. I don’t like to have to be nice to people I don’t care for. A crossfit box is a great place for people who love to be social and be motivated by others. It’s just not for me. Seriously, I live in Florida. I want to be able to wear a sports bra and no t-shirt and not have to jiggle around in front of others. This may be the #1 motivation for my home gym. The old lady across the street will just have to deal.
So with that visual in your head, here is today’s Work Out of the Day…
Warm up: Stretch, 800m Run
Skill: Snatch 65lbs x 20 reps
WOD: [Push Press (65lbs) x10, Kettle Bell Swings (25lbs)x 10, Run 100m] x3 Rounds for Time (12:16)
Endurance: Row 2000m for time (11:18)
Cool Down: SitUps x100, PushUps x100, Stretch
This took me about an hour to complete. I was drenched in sweat and I feel great.
Have you ever tried Crossfit? What was your experience? Were you intimidated at first? If you have any questions, please just ask! Leave a comment or email me at SummerVBlankenship@gmail.com. I hope to hear from you soon!