Turns out I did a weakling version of Helen – 3 x 400m run, 21 KB swings and 12 ‘pull ups’.
The third and last fundamentals session felt great! Once again struggled with anything requiring upper body strength, but that was to be expected.
By weakling session I mean that instead of using 16kg kettle bell, I was given a 12kg one and instead of swinging one above my head, I was told to focus on the technique and aim at swinging it higher than my shoulders. The kettle bell swings and running felt good… it was the pull-ups that were troublesome.
There is no way I’ll be able to do anything even resembling a pull up at this stage, so instead, I was instructed to horizontally hang down from hoops, with my feet up on a box and pull up towards the hoops.
Now I’ve completed the fundamentals and the plan is for me to join the regular WOD on Monday. Uh-oh…
Tanja does (weakling) Helen
CrossFit fundamental class 3/3
3 reps of:
- 400m run
- 21 kettle bell swings (12kg)
- 12 ‘pull ups’