My first Crossfit class

This morning was my first Crossfit class.  I already went through a free women’s crossfit workout, which gave me a taste of the real thing, and then 3 Crossfit Elements sessions with a coach, but this was my first real class.

It started at 5:30 a.m., and Zach is my coach.  Adam helps him out.  There were about a dozen people in the class — 6 women, including me.  I’m not going to detail how nervous I was about starting a new activity — but I was and I’m glad I didn’t flake out.

We started wth a warmup that included a 400m run.  I was happy that I kept up, but I’m not much of a runner, and it was really hard for me. The WOD (Workout of the Day) was MAX deadlift and shoulder press. I was teamed with two other women.  The point was to do one rep of the exercise at the heaviest weight I could do.

I started with a fairly light deadlift, and my coach said add more weight.  Finally I got to 135 and lifted.  It was hard, and I felt good about it.  My coach was sure I could have done 145, but since I had already lifted 3 times, he accepted the 135.

Shoulder press was much more difficult.  The bar itself is heavy enough for me.  We added 10, and it was tough.  I had trouble keeping my knees locked on the way up.  On the 3rd rep we added another 5, and I couldn’t lift past my chin,

Here’s where my Max reps stand so far:
Deadlift: 135
Shoulder press: 55

We finished off with a nice stretch.

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Hi! I'm Cindy Brummer. By day, I'm a web & wordpress designer/developer/content strategist. And for fun, I'm a cook, Crossfitter, novice Olympic weightlifter, and mom to two cuties. Find me on Google+.