Been doing those crossfit workouts that I was going on about. They take anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 min. give or take, and what a burn! Some days I do just one x-fit workout and then do running, or a dvd. Yesterday I did 3 crossfit workouts. Yes, I’m a little go-getter!
For example, yesterday I did the following:
(I downloaded a handy timer app to my phone)
For time: x6 rounds of 400 meter runs & 7 burpees. So you run a quarter mile and do 7 burpees then dash off and carry on thru the remaining rounds of run/burpees-run/burpees….. Good way to work on your running! Or stumbling along as I seem to do a lot of.
On nice days I like to take my gear outside, if possible, to do the workout. For any running WOD’s I have marked spots on the street so that when I return to my yard I have run the 1/4 mile, or 1/2 mile distance required depending on what the WOD calls for. Then I can easily get right into which ever ever exercises are scheduled for in between the runs.
Its not easy because you time yourself and next time you do that WOD (workout of the day) maybe in a month, or two you see how much you’ve improved on time. I find it so motivating to challenge/test myself. Be fun with a friend too!
I did another where I set the countdown timer for 12 minutes.
In 12 minutes do as many rounds as possible of:
I managed 4 rounds! It was grueling, but the thing is that I did it. 150 squats! 120 push-ups & 60 pull-ups.
My push-ups were the girly type and they destroyed my arms! Wow! For pull-ups I laid on my treadmill and pulled my body up from an angle by grabbing the handrails as I’m not strong enough to do regular chin-ups. But Its a start!!!
After that I did: For Time:
12 then 9 then 6 then 3 reps of thrusters and burpees. My god I thought my heart was coming out of my chest. So that’s 12 reps of thrusters (dumbell overhead press right into a squat) followed by 12 burpees which I DO NOT like! They are so so sooooo exhausting! Then do 9 reps of thrusters/ 9 burpees, then 6 reps each and so on….i used my 15 pound each dumbbells and that was plenty.
This took me 3:14.
3 minutes and 14 seconds of pure hell.
Just try a crossfit workout and you will understand. So deceptively tough!
If you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, but somehow are still interested, simply utube crossfit. Or ‘crossfit’ followed by any exercise you want an example of. Crossfit thrusters, crossfit sit-ups, crossfit burpees, etc.
Have a great heart pounding day! hahaha!