So has anyone else heard of Crossfit? I discovered it two days ago because my trainer turned me on to it. It’s basically cardio combined with weight training. The workout two days ago was: pull ups as fast as you can for 30 seconds, followed by dips as fast as you can for 30 seconds, followed by burpees as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Then rest a minute, then repeat the whole set again and again until you die. For those of you who don’t know what a burpee is, think a push up combined with a sprawl. I got through the whole thing 5 times and then couldn’t do even half a pull up anymore.
The thing is, these workouts come with cute girl names like, the Lisa, or the Meredith. I believe that workout is called something similarly cute. I can only imagine what the tough girl names are like. Can you imagine the Helga, or the Brunhilda?????
Anyway, the workouts are great, and very low tech in terms of the equipment you need. Today they posted a variation on the 300 workout, which was challenging, fun, and almost killed me… again. The website is www.crossfit.com for the crazy people like myself who want to try these.
In shameless self promotion news, my band Finer is playing Birdy’s tonight at 9pm, and I’ll be running sound at the late night jam both nights at Springfest, so come say hi if you’re at any of these!