Good morning and happy Friday!
I ventured in Boston last night to attend a fun CrossFit event hosted by City Sports and CrossFit Back Bay. Every Thursday night from now until August 21st, you can participate in a free CrossFit workout on the Greenway (North End entrance, near the intersection of Cross and Hanover).
To participate in one of these workouts, you just need to register online and show up. Easy as that! Last night, a lot of people showed up with a buddy or two, so this event would definitely be fun with friends!
Reebok sent me their new Nano 4.0, so I was pumped to try them out at the workout. Side note: I literally squealed with delight when these beauties arrived at my house. I was SO excited. All of the elite CrossFit athletes have raved about these shoes, so I couldn’t wait to get them on my feet and WOD with them.
About 25 people showed up for the outdoor workout last night. It was a good group—an equal mix of guys and gals—and lots of newbies! The majority of participants had never tried CrossFit before.
The basic format of the class was a warm-up followed by some instruction and then a partner workout.
The warm-up was a double Tabata (20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 16 times) of squats, lunges, high knees, jumping jacks, push-ups, and sit-ups.
Once we were good and warm, we learned the various movements for the partner WOD:
With a partner:
100 Squats or Squat Jumps
100 Alternating Jump Lunges
EMOM 3 Burpees
How this workout worked: You and your partner needed to finish all 100 squats before you went on to the sit-ups and all 100 sit-ups before you went on to the jumping lunges. You could split up the reps anyway you wanted. (My partner and I split the reps equally and alternated sets of 10.)
And it gets better… The workout was timed, so when a new minute started, the instructor yelled “3,2,1” and we all had to stop and perform 3 Burpees before continuing the rest of the reps in the workout. It was fun!
The workout finished with a bunch of ab and core exercises. As the instructor said: “The reward for exercise is more exercise.” Haha!
I really enjoyed last night’s workout, especially since it was outside on the Greenway (so pretty) and it didn’t require any equipment. The entire workout was done with body weight, so you really could do it anywhere. I love that.
And the Nano 4.0… LOVE THEM. Obviously, I love the color (Mint Glow), and they’re so, so, so comfortable—lightweight yet sturdy. I’m planning to wear them for my regular CrossFit workouts, so I’ll give you guys a full review once I’ve had a chance to really break them in.
Questions of the Day
When was the last time you tried a new workout?
Anyone have the Nano 4.0 yet? What do you think?