So, today I did a CrossFit WOD. Yeah I know right, a powerlifter doing CrossFit? What is this madness? Well truthfully I thought I was going to do some Olympic lifting and I got my days confused.
But when in Rome (aka Crossfit Mode)...
Floor Press or Strict Press (5RM)
Death by Back Squat
Complete: 1 back squat the first minute, 2 back squats the second minute, 3 back squats the third minute and so on…
This workout is performed at body weight or 100kg-70kg, whichever is more.
So, as usual I started off with some mobility work, rolling out stretching etc. We had the option of doing some floor presses or strict press for the first workout. I haven’t done much overhead work but I do enjoy it so I took that option. We did sets of 5 working with a partner and starting at 8kgs moving up to 15kg, 25kg and finally 3 sets of 5 at 30kgs.
Then death by squats! I didn’t die, but wow it was testing. I was squatting with 70kgs and made it 7 rounds. I didn’t go as well as I assumed I would - definitely a good indication I need to work on my conditioning and fitness in general - but not too bad for my first week back training after 9 weeks off.
All in all, I enjoyed the session and training in a group environment like that. I’ll admit I did see some poor form and lots of high squats but I didn’t lose all my gains and everyone in that gym is doing 10 times better than the people at home not training at all.
A huge thank you to James, Kyala and all the crew at Crossfit Mode for having me, I think I’ll be back in the future and not just to work on my Olympic lifts. If you’re interested in trying CrossFit in Adelaide contact James or Kyala on the details below. At the same location you can also find Recovery Mode and The WOD Life which I will cover in more detail in future posts.
22 Gilbert St, Adelaide, 5000 South Australia
Kayla mobile: 0432433306 or 0413362997