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CrossFit Junkie. Saturday morning

Urgh, that first step towards the door on my way to work out on a Saturday morning is always the worst, but I just think about how good I feel after a workout and I’m on my way. The class was with Dave that morning and it was a killer.  We did a new routine that is called TABATA or something like that.  Basically it consists of doing as many reps as possible of one exercise for 20 or 30 seconds, then resting for 10 and starting over.  So, you do as many push-ups as you can in 20 seconds, and rest for ten, and so on.  Believe me, that pizza I had at 1 am on Friday was definitively burned up by the time I reached the third exercise.  Dave did a great job and keeping us motivated even when I was about to call it quits. The heavy weight part consisted of 5 sets of 4 reps of push press.  On this topic I wanted to share something with you.  I had wondered before why there always seemed to be an element of heaving lifting in all the CrossFit classes at Precision Athletics.  I didn’t really want to ask before just because I really liked the class, but there is a logic to it.  Craig Boyd explained to me that since not everyone can work out every single day, if they are only able to come to Crossfit a couple of times a week (like me) they might just so happen to come on days when there is no heavy lifting scheduled.  This would mean that some people would be missing the benefits of heavy lifting altogether.  By incorporating an element of heavy lifting into every class, these guys are making sure that everyone gets the most out of their workout. It sure makes sense, but is there a way we can do it without me ending up completely drenched in sweat? haha Talk soon,

17.08.2010 | Uncategorised