I started reading all about this crossfit stuff yesterday and I've decided to give it a whirl, mixed in with some 5x5. Plan on doing CF/5x5/CF/5x5/CF/rest/rest. See how it goes. I know I'll be dead for the first couple weeks maybe longer. This is only my third week back to lifting after too much time off. Also I haven't done much intense cardio since I was a senior in high school like 3 years ago. I've looked over all of the different WOD's they have listed in the FAQ that I can do with the equipment available at the gym and wrote them down. Plus my gym is humongous, so it would be impossible to do a lot of the things while they are timed. However, if a WOD looks interesting on one of my CF days I might thrown it in, in place of what I already have planned. I've broke it down into like 4 week rotations with a different CF WO for each of the days. But anyways, I thought I'd start off with the Tabata This as it seems like a good overall judge as I progress through this. Here is how it went tonight:
Pullups: 14, 9, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2(doing 14 and then 9 was stupid). total=41
Situps: 15, 13, 13, 11, 10, 10, 8, 8 total=88
Squats: 17, 16, 15, 15, 15, 14, 14, 14 total=120
Pushups: 10, 10, 10, 9, 7, 6, 6, 5 total=59
Rower: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4 total=38
Overall score: 33.
I guess I'm alright with that. I'm pretty well out of shape. I figure when I do this again in 5 weeks it should increase fairly well. Plus I know not to start out gunning it like an idiot. Main thing that sucked here was I had to sprint to get to "multi-fuctional room" after pullups, and then run to the rower. So as if I wasn't winded enough. Afterwards I definitely puked up the banana I had before the workout, wasn't as good coming back up. But i'm gonna stick to this, I love workouts that motivational in this sense of constantly trying to beat your time and reps and what not.
Probably about my 4th journal. Hope to keep this one going.
Height: 5'5" no shoes
Weight: 132 this morning
BF%: Calipers giving me a 7, so probably really like 10.
So my goals are pretty much to get into better physical shape, strength and endurace. As well as gaining weight, which shouldn't be a problem until I hit about 145 as I've been there before. So I've got a 5x5 and I'll post details after the workout.