On Monday I attended my first CrossFit session at CrossFit Colchester. The coaches were really friendly and we got started straight away.
Warm up squats - 3 sets of 5 (increasing weight each time)
Main set - 4 x 9 squats - 30kg - every 3 minutes - (30kg is all I could manage)
The WOD (Workout Of The Day) then followed.
50 air squats
15 wall balls
15 box jumps
20 minutes. For time.
It doesn't seem like long. I can tell you now, it was brutal!
To say I was exhausted, post workout, is an understatement. I have never felt so depleted of energy in all my life! My legs felt like they were going to buckle underneath me on the walk home! But I LOVED it. The sweat, the determination, the atmosphere in the gym. It felt amazing to be a part of that positive energy.
The atmosphere was fantastic and the coaches helped give feedback on technique throughout. As a complete novice, I thought I would feel somewhat useless. This wasn't the case at all. The coaches made me feel so welcome and equal. Although I feel like I have been hit by a bus (my quads and bum are SO sore), I feel motivated to return tonight for my second foundation session!