Normally I would stay inside. I’m not a big fan of training outside during the winter, but yesterday I made an exception since it wasn’t that cold outside. There is a school playground directly across from where I live, when I train outside, I make good use of it :).
After the warm-up, 200 or so single unders (still working on my double unders, slow progress on it..) a 30 meter bearcrawl and a few 100% sprints, I started my workout.
The workout that I did was the following:
15 BJ (box jumps)
15 Toes to Bar
15 Toes to Bar
15 Pull Ups
Unfortunately, I didn’t time it. Its a fun workout though. The Toes to Bar and Box Jumps weaken your arms enough to make the Pull Ups a real pain. I must say, I really liked training outside. I like being outside and It’s fun to see people watch your “weird” workout. Most definitely will keep it up!
I almost died today at my local crossfit gym. I was there for my third session (I only recently joined) and when I saw this workout, it wasn’t that impressive to me. Boy was I wrong…
Ok, I have to admit, 50 pullups is pretty die hard, and I couldnt do these without some elastic band to help my body get up there, everyone has limits and with pullups I have mine around 20 unaided. But the rest seemed pretty doable. The pullups went pretty fast, the boxjumps ok, but after the Sit-ups I was completely busted.
The heaviest of them all where, by far, the burpees (without the push ups that is). I was so wasted from the previous exercise that my body couldn’t manage more than 7 at a time.
Ok, here my time: 17.59. Which probably isn’t so bad for someone who just joined the gym.
50 KB swings (I used a dumbell of 9kg)
50 Burpees (without the actual Pushup)
After this one, u will probably feel like shit (at least I did).
Since my partner in life is blogging as well (working on becoming a nutritionist, handling my diet and supporting me to achieve my goals), a post has appeared on her blog My Paleo Kitchen about a handy addition to our Home gym.
It’s an awesome tool to get those pullups done faster and more comfortable!
Go read the post!
I came across this workout when I checked crossfit.com. It was posted as the WOD (Workout Of the Day) a couple of days back.
Since i truely love the bodyweight exercises I tried this one out, liked it, and decided that ill do it on regular bases!
If u can’t handle the HSPU’s yet, try getting your legs as high up as possible, it has about the same effect, though not the same intensity.
10 min Handstand Pushups: 37
5 min Squats: 150
2 min Pull Ups: 22
1 min Push Ups: 35
Reps: 244 total
Retry will be next week.