Ahhh Crossfit…you get me every time.
I found out this morning that I had to work tonight so suddenly, my big plans for the day changed (my big, really cool plans that I had…ha!). I still had time to fit in a workout but didn’t want to go run right in the middle of the day (turns out the sun is typically out in full force around noon..ya, not a good running time). When I need a good, hard workout but don’t have all day, I turn to CrossFit. They’re usually short and sweet but ultra difficult.
I warmed up today with 5 minutes on the elliptical. I haven’t been on an elliptical in a long time…which was pretty obvious when I hopped on it today. It’s amazing how different forms of cardio are challenging in their own ways. At this point, running for me is easiest. But throw me in a pool or on a bike and I’d be huffing and puffing like crazy! Especially swimming, what a great workout!!
Here was the workout I performed after my warmup:
- 75 squats
- 50 lat pulldowns using 50lb. weights. The actual CrossFit has pull ups in this spot not lat pulldowns. First of all, I don’t have any pull up bar in the gym at my place. Secondly, 50 pull ups? That’s hilarious. Those CrossFit guys have such a great sense of humor….
- 20 triceps dips- I did these on a bench. The CrossFit calls for dips on rings….like gymnastic rings. Another hilarious joke by those CrossFitting geniuses. Who has gymnastic rings in their gym anyway?
- 50 squats
- 35 lat pull downs
- 15 dips
- 25 squats
- 20 lat pull downs
- 10 dips
This was a pretty good workout. It actually wasn’t as hard as some CrossFit’s have been, but I know I’ll feel it (especially my lats) tomorrow.
Yesterday’s workout was similar in that it was short and sweet. I did sprints! I used to do sprints a lot more while living in Chicago. I can definitely feel a huge difference between running springs versus long runs. It feels good to mix it up a little. It’s important when training for a race to incorporate different speeds in your runs as well as inclines like hill runs. This was yesterday’s workout:
- 10 sprints 100 meters each
Overall, it ended up being a little over a mile of sprints. It was pretty tough!
If you ever need a short, hard workout, check out CrossFit! They’re not always doable, but you can search through and pick and choose a workout. Happy Monday!