I did that today and I got my butt kicked all over the field behind the gym. Just when I thought I was getting the hang of Crossfit, the Sgt throws in a day of Tabata Protocol. The title alone belted out of his military influenced mouth should have been a warning. I had a slight headache and low motivation so anything I saw or heard seemed difficult. I decided times like this I need to work through the doubt. Hmph! What a time to start it.
In case you are wondering a tabata workout is a timed workout that lasts 4 minutes long. It consists of 20 seconds of hard (intense) exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, and then you repeat this 8 times. Unfortunately for us, the afternoon is longer than 4 minutes so we couldn't just stop there. I don't know when the tabata part ended and the Sgt insanity began. It was hard. Very hard. It almost beat me. We'll have to see tomorrow. A friend told me she didn't think she was ready for this type of workout yet. I told her she would need to go into it blind and ignorant to get there. She laughed thinking I was joking asking if that's what I did. Absolutely! Not only did I ignorantly follow; I also was blind to what was on the field when I got there. Next time I have a headache and know my head is not in the game, I will ask instead of just following along ignorantly thinking today might just be the one easy day for working out.
Instead of trying to explain everything we did, I figured I would just Google some images.
|My group started with ball slams|
|Moving on to atomic pushups|
|Then the tire flips. For my back's sake, I pray I did these correctly!|
|Sledgehammer Slams. I kinda liked these.|
|Not sure what these were called. For the record, our group did the easier knees bent , straight back version.|