Back in Los Angeles and after a hectic week, found out that Angelino had Sunday classes. I had a brunch scheduled for later in the day, but wanted to make the class. I had no excuse as to why I shouldn’t workout other than pure laziness and fear of what looked like a very hard workout – so I went. I definitely need to get into a routine.
We started with a 700m run and for the last 200m we sprinted. Then, as we all wandered back into the box, Karlos presented us with a small box filled with folded pieces of paper. Once everyone was back from the warm up, we were informed that we were doing 2 tabatas prior to the workout using the 8 movements that we picked (4 per tabata). I can’t quite remember all of the ones we did, but man, tabatas are terrible 🙂
Then we went into the workout, which was called Cerebrus. I modified the crap out of this one:
3 Rounds for Time:
Single Arm KB Press (Rx 40+/30+) 10# bicep curls (6 per arm)
15x Box Jumps (Rx 24+/20+) step-ups
12x KB Swings 24#
10x Goblet Squats 10#
Strict Pull-Ups ring rows
12x Knees-to-Elbow did these on the ground
Hand Release Push-Ups wall push-ups
5x Wall Balls (Rx 20/14) 10#
Final time: 26:10
This one was tough, but I got to break in my brand new Nike Metcons. Short review: Awesome. Better for varied workouts than the Nanos. The runs felt really slow (and were actually slow) for me. I am also having a hard time figuring out what weights to do. I can’t tell if I’m choosing lower weights because I’m scared of not being able to do the workout (failing) or if I’m choosing them because (and this is what I tell myself) I want to ease back into Crossfit and not go to heavy too fast and injure myself all over again. Most likely, it’s a combination of them both – but it’s something that I know that I’ll be constantly evaluating as I venture forth back into Crossfit. Stay tuned, friends.