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:
Shoulder press: 55
We finished off with a nice stretch.