Observations & thoughts on my first real WOD in a long time:
- The rope is not effing easy. While I understand that I need to develop a technique with my legs, I still think I’m just not strong enough yet. Instead of doing the actual full ascents, I did a substitution that involved laying on my back back on the ground & pulling my body into a standing position, while maintaining a plank position, belly up.
- Full hand gloves for rope climb are no longer an option, but a necessity. I’m not interested in having “man-hands” & I don’t give 2 ishes if that gets me laughed at.
- Thrusters are incredibly hard, but they’re something I want to get good at.
- Squats felt good. Probably could’ve done more, but since the weight needs to be the same as the thruster weight, that held me back a bit.
Initial thoughts on the Crossfit overall experience:
- Way too easy to get hurt. And not just kind-of-tweak-something-hurt, but badly, out for months hurt. MUST take care of oneself. Nobody in box does that for you.
- The lack of warm-up is downright ridiculous, & shameful, in my opinion. Will start doing warm-up on my own prior to start of class.
- I still hate running, which we’ve done everyday so far.
- For the most part, the “coaches” don’t deserve that title. They don’t know how to teach, aren’t interested enough in the details, & are terrible at queuing properly. (i.e. “Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!” is NOT coaching, it’s just yelling at people.)
- Likes: competitive aspect, fairly serious/dedicated environment, actual exercises.
I am sore again today – traps haven’t recovered & I’m feeling my legs, all the way down to my tibialis anterior (probably due to the running.) The good news is tomorrow is Bikram & then a massage… Cannot wait!