Crossfit is a sport I started in late 2013. Almost my whole family had been doing the spoort at the CrossfitRoots gym in boulder, which is supposed to be one of the best gyms in the world. After getting a kidney stone in October, my Mom was worried about my health and persuaded me to go. I completed the foundations and now I'm happily going at least 3 times a week. It works perfect with my school and work schedule so it's easy for me to go each week. However, I find myself sore neary every single day.
Feel free to check out how I improve on the crossfit website
I'd consider the squat to be the absolute core to crossfit. The perfect squat is used everywhere; It's so important that I don't want to even try to explain it here. Try to find a tutorial online or just join crossfit!
With 4.5 years of rowing expereince, this is probably my best workout. I started doing the Erg machines back in early highschool for 3 years. I then continued with college rowing for 1.5 years. In the end, I quit crew because I simply didn't like the people. I was left with the impression that it's full of partiers, slackers, and jerks to put it bluntly. With crossfit, I rarely feel judged or out of place because everyone is coming from a different background.
Current PR: 5k in 19:24
My upperbody is WEAK. Hopefully it'll improve, but right now, anything with much upper body just puts me in shambles. The shoulder press starts with a barbell resting on the front of your shoulders, you then push up until your shoulders are locked.
Current PR: 100lbs
The deadlift doesn't require much upperbody movement. However it does require upperbody strength. The deadlift might have the most real-life application than any of the other workouts I've done here. It can be used for lifting a bag full of dogfood or moving furniture.
Current PR: 225lbs