August 14, 2010


I’m always looking for new ways to switch up my work out routine, as it is important to constantly challenge our bodies and avoid getting stuck on a "human hamster wheel." 

Today I tried CrossFit for the first time and really appreciate the concept. According to, the program “delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.”

I followed the routine on, today it was:

  • 1 mile run 
  • 109 squats
  • 89 box jumps (24″ - 18″)
  • 69 double unders while jump roping
  • 49 burpees (down ups)
  • 29 GHD sit-ups
  • 1 mile run
It was a great total body workout that I could do with only a jump rope and pair of running shoes. Since I don't have a gym membership right now, I’ve been finding ways to get a great workout at home (besides pulling up carpet at the office as I've recently been doing).

The thing I really like about CrossFit is that everyone can do it, or at least a modified version of it. For box jumps, I used the side of my deck and for the GHD sit-ups I did leg raises, but since they are easier I did a few more. If you are unable to run, then speed walk the distance. If you are unable to do full squats, do partial squats. You can always modify each exercise to fit your needs and abilities. Do what you can, and push yourself each time to do a little more.

Have you tried CrossFit or a similar program? I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.

1 comment:

  1. I did Cross Fit for the first time 6 months ago and it was the most challenging workout I've done. It pushed me pass my self-conceived limits to get more out of a workout. I now frequently add Cross Fit to my work out routine. Its great and you are right, anyone can do it with its simple modifications. Try it out!