So I heard it through the grapevine that my most recent post, 18 Reasons to Love or Hate CrossFit, offended or upset a few people. Technically, this is a good sign. My writing is being read, taken seriously, and is effective. As someone who aspires to be a full-time health/fitness writer, that’s a GREAT thing. So thank you readers–even when I upset you, it’s a sign that I’m doing my job and doing it well.
And next, I really want to point out that I don’t write about my friends in a negative way. My crossfit/fitness background goes back several years, not even starting anywhere near where I am now. And I converse daily with people on a global level. From Canada to Mexico, London, and Australia, I am able to connect, chat with, and dive into all sorts of fitness communities. This also means that my readership is pretty darned expansive. This post is a “world-wide” post, not a local one.
Because it’s my job to read, research and be a better leader within the fitness community, that leads me to finding a plethora of posts that are crossfit negative and crossfit positive. I was able to use my voice as a way to convey to a lot of people that there are some really good articles that help us all improve and become better. Kind of echoing my own article….reading more on how to do things only results in better athletes, coaches, etc.
The good in my post outweighs the bad. For those who were upset, the GOOD of functional fitness empowers the bad on any given day. The community, the spirit, the motivation…that’s all you guys. If you were upset by this post, go back and read it a little bit slower. I think it’s a much more positive post that you might think.
Did you miss that stir-up-the-pot post? Check it out HERE!
Ok, the good stuff: your Strong Figure Conditioning Workout is:
- 2oo meter sprint
- 10 Turkish Get Ups (each arm!)
- 400 meter sprint
- 8 Turkish Get Ups
- 600 meter sprint
- 6 TGUs
- 800m sprint
- 4 TGUs
I started adding a skill to my bootcamp classes, and the skill that goes with this workout is 5x:30 plank holds. Do them before you workout because you’ll be to exhausted when this one is done! Also, you might want to give yourself a time cap here. I have a feeling this could be a long one.
If you don’t have weights for the get-ups, perform sit-ups, lunges, and pushups for each get-up. So when you have to do 10 get-ups, do 10 sit-ups, 10 lunges (each leg) and 10 pushups. Maybe even do 3 rounds of this before moving on to the 400 meter sprint. Then maybe 3 rounds of 8 sit-ups, lunges, and pushups.
Enjoy, and keep reading my posts! BTW, please comment in the comment section your thoughts on anything I write! I don’t mind a little controversy (you should read some of Erik’s posts) and your comments help our rankings. #doit #letmehaveit