Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Atomic CrossFit

This past Saturday morning, I attended my first ever crossfit session. My friend from work invited me on Friday afternoon, saying that it was an open class taking donations to raise money for the families of Houston firefighters who recently died battling a restaurant fire. I thought it would not only be great to try something new to stay healthy and fit, but also be able to give back to the community. With that said, of course I agreed to join.

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I arrived at Atomic CrossFit not really knowing what to expect. After being introduced to so many nice (and extremely fit) people, I saw the WOD (workout of the day) and remembered how much my own upper body strength was lacking. It was going to be a rough morning!

This was the plan of attack for each person AFTER the warm-up, which consisted of dynamic stretching, jumping jacks, and push-ups.

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While most of the attendees did the full workout, my body was really struggling. I did the 1 mile run, 68 push-ups, albeit only 20 of them were in the true push-up form. The remaining 48 were done in the ‘easier’ formation with my knees touching the ground. Next, I did 35 kettle bell (18 pounds) swings, 51 sit-ups, 25 burpees, and the final 1 mile run. The burpees were without a doubt the toughest part of this challenge.

Although my entire body was screaming at me, when it was all said and done, I am SO glad I went; I needed this new high intensity strength workout to give me a wake-up call that I absolutely cannot neglect my upper body fitness the way that I have been lately.

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Also, the owners and attendees of Atomic CrossFit here in Houston were incredibly nice, yet very tough and motivating. They really do want to help make you the best you can be! If you live in Houston, and ever get the urge to try CrossFit, definitely check them out: see the below photo for their basic information, or click HERE for their website.

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QOTD: Have you ever attended a CrossFit session, or would you ever want to give it a try?

4 comments

  1. I've been DYING to try Crossfit! It sounds like pure torture...and yet, so much fun at the same time. Haha. :-D

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    1. Haha yup, that pretty much sums it up :) You should definitely give it a try!

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  2. Sounds a lot like the bootcamp I attended. You're right, it is NOT easy, although you do feel acomplished afterwards. Eventhough it was tough, I'm sure you thought it was worth it because it was for a good cause! Good for you for going!

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    1. I have to admit my arms are still kind of sore, but it was worth every minute!

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