18 August 2009

CrossFit in Las Vegas

Time to get back to serious workouts. Just can't get them on my own at the gym up the street. Not going to give up my membership ($35/m, open 24 hrs) cause in the dead of freezing winter or the blazing heat of the summer there is plenty of cardio equipment and some useful free weights. But I'm working out on my own (and intimidating some of the men, hehehehe).

I needed that support and structure of the CrossFit class I got in Balad. I needed the real pullup bars and the kettlebells and more than one barbell to do some of the WOD (workout of the day).

Googling CrossFit Las Vegas led me to, ta da!

It must be kismet (fate) because the gym is only 4 miles away (not too out of the way when I'm driving home from work).

Had my baseline evaluation today with Mike. After watching me jump rope, row, airsquat, do crossfit situps & pushups and demonstrate a pullup, he had me to the baseline workout: 500m row, 40 airsquats, 30 situps, 20 pushups, 10 pullups (used the purple band) in 6:45.

I stayed for the first of 12 Elements classes. Today we reviewed proper form in airsquats, deadlifts and pushups. Then we did the workout: 200m run, followed by 3 rounds of 15 airsquats, 12 deadlifts (I did 65#), 9 pushups, finish with another 200m run; my time 6:32. This workout will be repeated at the end of the course and I have to improve my time (should be easy since my legs were deadweights after the baseline workout so my run sucked).

Feels good to be back with the "muscle heads" (as my husband calls it). He should come visit - lots of women doing these workouts, not a typical bodybuilder type in the room. And we'd all kick his butt in any workout (shhhh, don't tell him I wrote that). I'd love for him to do this with me. But that is up to him, not me.

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