Spend 15 min working up to a heavy triple deadlift.
7 min AMRAP
10 deadlifts 225/155
21 double unders
Does CrossFit work?
Absolutely without a doubt, just ask your toddler! These guys are constantly performing functional movements at high intensity.
The bigger question is whether you are making time for fitness or simply jamming it into an already packed schedule. In that case, the answer is a resounding, NO, because there is no sustainable fitness program that will work for any amount of time if you are “burning the candle at both ends.”
If you start a fitness program of any kind, and it is a relatively new part of your schedule and/or habits, then you have to make some important decisions. Fitness is a way of life. Fitness is true health insurance. Fitness is a balance of exercising AND getting enough sleep and eating clean foods.
What does your schedule look like right now? Most of us are working 50-60+ hours per week. This is a 10-12 hour work day, so let’s say you work from 8am to 6pm. (We won’t get into the daily commute, which can be horrific and often consume 5-10 hours per week.) Next we have family/social/personal responsibilities and commitments after work, which can range from kids’ sports to community activities. These can consume most of our evenings and a good part of the weekend. Then there is dinner and “me time”, which often occurs between the hours of 10pm-midnight. We wake as late as possible to squeak out 5-7 hours of sleep before racing to work and starting the cycle all over… BUT NOW we have decided to get healthy because there is an incentive program at work (not shorter work days of course, only $10 off a gym membership/insurance/etc) or your doctor just put you on blood pressure, cholesterol, or anti-whateverelseisjackedinyourbody.
We look at our schedules and say no problem, “I can keep doing exactly what I’m doing, but I’m going to wake up earlier now and get my wod in before work!” Results are awesome! You start feeling energized and lose 2 pounds in the first week because exercise is great and the body responds well to it despite our best efforts to destroy it. Some of us can maintain this for a few months and others for a year, maybe two, because we will inevitably take “a day off”, i.e. a week or month off every few weeks when we hit a wall where nothing will wake us and/or any thousands of excuses come up. Then, we look back and say, “This exercise thing doesn’t do any good. I’ve gained 10 pounds and been working out every day for a year.” (We do not remember that we actually only worked out the equivalent of 1-2 months at best between our “days off.” Never really ate healthy other than the salad we ate once. Never got more than 8 hours of sleep on a consistent basis or ever.)
What’s the solution? Open one of 2 Doors: Door A - make some serious life changes, Door B - get ready for some serious life changes
What’s the big difference? Door A will be changes you make and Door B will be changes your body, doctors, or family will be making for you.
CrossFit will work for any human. You just have to make sure that you are doing your part outside of CrossFit to make those results happen!