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Crossfit Forging Elite Fitness

Sometime back (6-8 months ago), I decided to try the exceeding popular brand of fitness known as Crossfit.  Jumped into a box that some coworkers recommended (USP Crossfit), no on-ramp, just made it happen.  Had a blast getting my butt kicked for about 4 or 5 classes & then promptly moved on to other fitness activities… Mostly due to the cost involved with committing to a monthly membership (average $130/month – ouch.)

Enter… Living Social!  $29 for a month of unlimited WODs at a friend’s box & I’m back at it again.  This time I wasn’t able to avoid the on-ramping process (which is probably for the best.)

During my 2 on-ramp classes, we reviewed the following exercises in detail, which are pretty much the foundation for all WODs:

  • Kettlebell Swings (KB)
  • Turkish Get Ups (TGU)
  • Snatches (SN)
  • Front Squats (FL)
  • Overhead Squats (OHS)
  • Back Squats (BS)
  • Cleans (CLN)
  • Jerks
  • Clean & Jerks (C&J)
  • Push Presses (PP)
  • Thrusters
  • Deadlifts (DL)
  • Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (SDHP)
  • Hand Stand Push Ups (HSPU)
  • Burpees
  • Rope Climbs/Ascents
  • Box Jumps

(The acronyms are annoying to remember, but it’s all part of the process, I suppose.)

Following our instructional time, we did mini-WODs each night, which, of course, didn’t feel very mini.  I woke up after Day 2 with sore traps & sore forearms, but looking forward to trying the real deal… 🙂