With the help of the MyWOD app, several bloggers, and access to a little bit of equipment, it's completely feasible to do many Crossfit workouts at home. Just a few WODs later (workouts of the day, if you've just tuned in) I am already convinced that Crossfit can be adapted for anyone, at just about any fitness level.
WOD 1. Angie
Burn: 233 calories
Thoughts: OMG I am dead. DEAD. And I won't be able to use my arms again any time soon. But in a good way.
WOD 2: Bradley
Burn: 383 calories
Thoughts: I only got through 6 of 10 rounds. The sprints were fine, the pull-ups (which I modify) a-ok. But the burpees? Even modified, they killed me. It's something to work on. Next time will be better.
WOD 3: Barbara
Burn: 502 cals
Thoughts: I'm hitting my stride with this whole thing. Fun workout, time flew by. And I am just as terrible at push-ups as ever before. I am really feeling those squats today, my friends.
These workouts have come directly from the MyWOD Crossfit app. It also has links to the official Crossfit website, as well as the ability to add custom workouts. Considering I follow a lot of bloggers and pinboards who share their own WODs, I know I will use that feature in the future. The app is great - it has a built-in timer (standard, lap, or tabata options) and saves your entire workout history so you can compare your times and weights. My goal has been 2-3 WODs a week. I do a 5-10 minute cardio warm up before and 5-10 minute cooldown after, followed by 10-15 minutes of stretching. WODs take 20-45 minutes, from my observation so far.
I'll be hanging out with Chelsea tonight. She looks fun, no?
I don't pretend to be an expert by any means, but it's been really exciting and motivating to try something new. We've discussed investing in some new equipment for our gym space at home, but long term I think we'll be joining our community center instead. Kind of like a YMCA, it has a nice space for weights, as well as an indoor track and pool, plus options for classes and other activities. Multiple benefits and uses!
Have you tried any new exercise or workouts lately? I promise not to spam you all to death with CF news and updates (unless you want them), but you can check out my Crossfit-inspired pinboard on pinterest here!