Drum-roll please! Today, after doing all 4 of my prep sessions as well as my fitness assessment I attended my first CrossFit Class. I really didn’t know what to expect but I liked it. I had never taken a class of this sort, so in my mind I thought it was going to be like a spinning or aerobics class where the instructor is at the front yelling out instructions. I was way off. Dave was who lead the class today and since there were only 4 of us in attendance we had a lot of back and forth interaction with him. Perhaps my favorite part about the class was the friendly competitiveness and encouragement I felt. Both the instructor and the other people taking the class would help everyone push as hard as they could. Dave even threw in some challenges like making us go up in weight as much as possible in the 4 exercises we were doing (dead lifts, hang cleans, shoulder press and squats). The reason I believe that the competition and encouragement were the most important parts of the workout is because without them it is very easy to just quit at the first sign of fatigue. When I work-out by myself, there is nobody there encouraging me to go for that extra rep or to go up in weight. I once heard that the last rep of every exercise you do is worth as much as the first five. So, having friendly competition going not only makes it more fun, but it also pushes you to the limit which means better results. I’d like to thank the people who have sent their comments to my previous posts and encourage others to write in. Remember there’s a facebook group you can join. Just look up “My experience with Precision Athletics” Talk to you soon.
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