We started with the CrossFit Kettlebell Swing basics. (“I should be okay with this 16KG ball”). Then the Medicine Ball Slams. (“A little different but the 20 pounder will suffice”). Last but not least, the Box Jumps. (“No problem, I jumped for a living, let me grab the 24 inch box, the highest”)
After going through the basics, to the white board we go to discuss the workout. Lane starts with an “Okay guys here is the workout Funk you’ll do the brown workout” Shown below
40-30-20-10 reps for time of:
Lane continues with “So Funk you will do 40 Box Jumps, 40 Ball Slams, 40 Kettlebell Swings, then you will move to 30 Box Jumps, 30 Ball Slams and 30 Kettlebell Swings and so on. All for time and make sure you have perfect form on all reps…Ready 3-2-1 go”
(“Ah wait a minute…wait one minute…are you serious?”) Here I am trying to be BIG MAN ON CAMPUS, I was about to be reduced to a high school kid going through the first week of Campus orientation.
Box Jumps…Ball Slams…Kettlebell Swings…Box Jumps…Ball Slams…Kettlebell Swings. It was grueling. You find yourself really pushing your mind, body and soul past thresholds that you would never think you could get through. Aside from tweaking an old back injury, I finished. The rest of the pack flew through the workout as well. It was great. What a fantastic atmosphere, great camaraderie and amazing instructing.
CROSSFIT IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES,
See you next week