The other day my boss invited me and another P90X grad to an open house at the local Crossfit club here in Ocean Isle Beach. I was excited about the opportunity since I had always wanted to try it but could never afford it.
After a 400 meter warm-up run, we did a timed warm-up workout that included:
500 meter row
30 speed squats
I knocked it out at 4:59 but I know I could do better if I did it again; I’m not use to the rowing machine and everyone else finished that part before me so I got behind.
After the warm-up comes the Workout Of the Day, or WOD, which included:
- Burpees (from a standing position, drop to your stomach, push up to a standing position and then jump-jack)
- Box Jumps (standing in front of a 20″ box, jump up, then jump down)
- Toes to the bar (dead hang from pull-up bar, raise your toes in front of you all the way to the bar)
Since I was a noob, I did the puppy version which was 20-15-10, which means I did the Burpees 20x, the Box Jumps 20x and the Toes to the bar 20x, then I did all 3 exercises again, but only 15 reps, and finally 10 reps each. Man, I was dead! What a workout! And I just finished P90X! The big-boy workout was like 30-25-20-15-10 or something crazy like that.
So, here are some things to consider:
- Expensive! Most clubs are from $75 – $100/month
- Short intense workouts
- Have to drive to a gym to workout
- Does a lot of heavy Olympic-style weight lifting
- Great place to encourage and push each other
- You pay $100 once, and you own the workout forever so you can do multiple rounds
- The workouts are about 1 hour long
- You can workout in the comfort of your own home
- Has a good mix of cardio, pull-ups, dumb bells or bands workouts
- You workout by yourself, so that’s why you need a Beachbody coach!!
So, either way, the objective is to find the program that works best for you and stick with it!!!