As it’s my first blog I’m going to introduce myself. My name’s Scott, I’m co-owner/coach at CrossFit Blackwater. I’m hugely passionate about CrossFit and have been competing all around Europe since 2008.
Back in 2007 I was stuck in a bit of a rut. I’ve always done some form of fitness but I just could not pin down what was right for me at that time. One day I would go and lift weights, the next a 5k run or maybe a visit to a local park to throw random heavy objects around, in a safe manner of course. Why was there not anything that involved both the cardiovascular effort of running or rowing combined with the strength of lifting things? Then one day I was doing my usual high rep finisher in a local gym and one of the PT’s called out, “Are you doing CrossFit?”. To cut it short I went home and googled it. Picked a workout from CF main page and Boom I was hooked.
So what is CrossFit? There’s a long answer on CF main page, but from me to you it’s a programme that will make you better at running, stronger, faster, improve your agility, make you better at your sport…. Well I could go on but then I may as well give you main page long answer!
Now I have introduced myself here’s what we call the WOD (workout of the day):
Strength: Front squat 10-8-6-4-2 Ascending weight
For time 3 rounds of:
21 kettlebell swings 24/16kg
12 pull-ups / ring rows
Finisher: Band pullaparts