Sunday, 25 July 2010

CrossFit NorthEastEngland

While injured I tried to keep myself fit in the gym and on the exercise bike. I’ve always enjoyed any kind of circuit class, but training on your own is more difficult to keep the same levels of discipline, intensity and motivation that you’d have with an instructor and other people. I seen this schedule below in Men’s Fitness and decided to give it a go. It’s not for the faint hearted, its left me in pieces at times but I’m enjoying it. The sessions are quite short but very sharp!

The other activity I’ve been wanting to get involved in for ages is CrossFit. New workouts are posted daily at:

Since two of my mates have their own CrossFit affiliate gym in Newcastle it was a priority to pop in for a visit while I was back home.

In our session yesterday, Chris and Leon instructed us how to safely and properly perform a squat press and we warmed up. The workout was as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 15 minutes of 10 squat press and then a 400m run. I didn’t think it sounded too bad. Stupidly, I looked at my watch as we started and I was wrecked in less than 5 minutes. After 15 I had to be peeled from off the floor.

I felt fine until I woke up the next morning and tried to get out of bed. Holy-shit-dick-lick-balls! I hurt everywhere, but I’m sure that 15 minute session done me more good than an hour of training on my own. Who knew?

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