I started working out at Brick Crossfit in West Hollywood 2 weeks ago and I am really enjoying the challenge. While the workouts are hard, and I always leave there sweaty and tired, I have not been especially sore since I started, although, I was really feeling the squats the first day! I have worked with 3 coaches, Nick and 2 different Andreas! The coaches have been very helpful, making sure everyone’s form was correct and that we felt comfortable with the moves.
Since I am new to Crossfit, I have been attending the Fundamentals classes which focus on showing beginners the, well, the fundamentals of Crossfit. I’m not much of a class person, so it is taking some time for me to feel comfortable but even after just 4 workouts, it’s starting to feel like home. I’ll be attending the Introduction to Crossfit class this evening…I think this class will help we understand the concept and philosophy of Crossfit a little better.
Here are my workouts so far…
10/17 Starting Weight 156.6
Warm up: 3x 10 push ups, 10 mountain climbers and sprints.
Learned: Clean with 10 lb. ball, dead lift with bar and 20 lb.
Workout: 4 rounds 10 dead lift, 10 clean with ball and 30 squats 16:58
Warm up: 3 minutes jump rope
Learned: rowing (500 meter 2:12.9), thrusters, burpees
Work out: 21,15, 9 with 300 meter rows 12:57 (That’s 21 thruster, 21 burpees, 300 meter row, 15 thruster, 15 burpees, 300 meter row, 9 thrusters, 9 burpees
Warm up: jump rope
Learned: Presses with bar, kettle bell swings
Workout: Baseline 6:27
500 meter rowing, 40 air squats, 30 butterfly crunches, 20 pushups, 10 kettle bell swings with 13 lb weight
Warm up: 250 meter row, 10 each squats, sit ups, burpees, push ups
Workout: Baseline 6:31
500 meter rowing (2:18.3), 40 air squats, 30 an may crunches, 20 push ups, 10 burpees
My plan is to do Crossfit twice a week, along with running 3 times a week and yoga or Pilates one day a week. I’m hoping this will be the balance I need to continue to heal my adrenal fatigue, train for my upcoming races (RNR LA, RNR VEGAS, DIVA HONOLULU AND RAGNAR RELAY) as well as build some muscle and lose some fat.
These photos were taken in July 2011 and will be used as my before pictures…weight 162.2