There's little doubt that CrossFit has turned the fitness world upside down. Gone are the days of traditional weightlifting and cardio routines. Your approach to workouts has also probably changed; maybe even more than you realize. Here are a few of the effects from the workout routine we know as CrossFit.
Before: "I've only ran for 15 minutes. That's not a long enough workout. I need to run longer."
After: "A fifteen minute AMRAP? That's so long! I hope I can make it through the workout."
Before: "Wow! That looks heavy!"
After: "How much does that weigh? Oh yeah, I can lift that!"
Before: "I wonder what I should do tomorrow at the gym?"
After: "I need to look at tomorrow's WOD. Uh-oh! What is a manmaker? I better Google that."
Before: "I wonder if those shorts would make my legs look good?"
After: "I wonder if I could squat in those shorts?"
Before: "Three sets of twenty pushups felt pretty good today"
After: "I can't believe I just did one hundred pushups in that WOD!"
Before: "I can't remember how many reps of this exercise I'm on."
After: "What do you mean 'no rep'? I was almost done!"
Before: "Box Jumps? Don't professional athletes do those?"
After: "Box Jumps? My shins still hurt from the last time I did box jumps!"
Before: "I'm going to lift today and run tomorrow."
After: "Running in between overhead squats was really hard!"
Before: "I hope there are some treadmills available when I get to the gym today."
After: "I hope we're not running up that huge hill in the WOD today!"
Before: "Burpees? Yeah I can do those."
After: "Burpees? Why am I being punished?"
Before: "I hate watching the time tick away on the treadmill. It takes forever!"
After: "I get so nervous when the ten seconds ticks down on the clock! 3,2,1, Go!"
There you have it! Workouts will never be the same, once you've tired CrossFit!
Author: Sarah Warman
I like to run, take pictures and write. I've combined all three in this blog.