I am training with CrossfitMNL for almost a month now, and now i feel stronger, faster and better! And I’m totally addicted to it!
Before i go any further, let me go back 1 month ago before I decided to join the club. Honestly when I tried the free trial last May, i was totally intimidated, i almost fainted, my arms felt like spaghetti and my entire body aching when the 15min workout was over, not only that, I had sore leg, arms, back, abdominal muscles for almost a week! The confidence I had when I first entered the gym went *kaput*! And at that time, i decided to stick to running and a weight lifting at the gym.
That is until I was able to chat once again with Miggy (the founder of CrossfitMNL), he told me to challenge myself, that Crossfit can help me improve, not only in running but for my overall body fitness. It took me several weeks to break my initial thought of intimidation and to finally break out of my comfort zone, and decided to show up my first official crossfitMNL training, and its now 1 month to date.
Here’s a snapshot of the Workout of the Day (WOD), another thing about Crossfit is that everyday is a new challenge, you’ll never know about the workout until you finally show up, it’s part of the mental challenge of the training. For this workout, you have to do (4) different exercises per round, do as many rounds as you can in 20 mins! I was only able to finish 3 rounds when the timer finally rang! *Thank You!*
While doing the workouts, I wore my Garmin Forerunner 410 and strapped on my Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) to have a look of what’s going on inside of me. In less than 3 minutes I have reached my Max HR, and the graph shows how the workout is, short but high intensity training, take note, the drops are when I really can’t do any more repetitions and I have to take a short break while being shouted at to do more by Karen (one of the CrossfitMNL trainers) *smiles*
As I attend more sessions, I also started to meet regular Crossfitters, as we work out as a group with trainers that made sure you push to your limits, training sessions transformed from torture to being fun and challenging at the same time, I also noticed that my muscle recovery has improved significantly, muscle pain is not as bad as the first time I tried the workout.
After almost 2 weeks and 5 sessions, I was able to try out all my hard work in running a 10k at the recently concluded Yamaha Run 2011, I started at my normal pace, but at half way point I was quite amazed That i was still able to push myself, I ended my run with a new PR of 1:06 with a negative split! *Cool*
So is Crossfit for everyone? Probably, it’s a workout where you will to be pushed to your limits, work together as a team, be mentally prepared and continuously exceed expectations, you might cry in pain, hang your tongue out like a dog to grasp for air, but what I know is, after a month, I’m totally hooked and you might like it too! Wanna find out!? Try it out!
Sign up here for a trial! And maybe I’ll see you at the CrossfitMNL gym!
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