Unofficial Cross Fit Moves

So, thanks to Pinterest, I found an amazing blog with some beginner workouts that mirror the Cross fit type workouts. If interested challenge yourself for 30 days with these exercises. I would like to thank Pinterest for allowing me to stumble upon the ascent blog. The blogger recommended you do one of these exercises once a week with a day of rest in between. Good Luck and let’s get fit!

 

Beginner WOD #1: The Ladder
Equipment needed: None

Warm Up:
3 Rounds (go at your own pace, but try not to rest more than 5 or 10 seconds between movements, and only 20 or 30 seconds between rounds):
50 jumping jacks
10 push-ups
10 air squats

30 second each side lunge stretch
60 seconds butterfly stretch
30 seconds dynamic arm swings (click here for example)
30 seconds wide arm circles forward
30 seconds wide arm circles backward

Workout:
(Editor’s Note: I realize that if you are not used to working out with such high reps, 100 push-ups is a LOT. If you are looking at this thinking “No freakin way!” feel free to cut the reps for all the movements in half and see how it feels–you can always come back to it later and complete the full workout!)
For time (AKA, as fast as you can!):
50 push-ups
40 lunges (count each leg)
30 sit-ups
20 air squats
10 burpees
60 second plank hold
10 burpees
20 air squats
30 sit-ups
40 lunges (count each leg)
50 push-ups

Beginner WOD #2: Butt Blaster
Equipment Needed: Super lightweight bar for warm-up, like a broom. 15-pound plate, or equivalent weight that can be held over your head

Warm-Up:
Run 400 meters (1/4 mile–use mapmyrun.com to measure a run you can do from your house)
15 slow-ish deep lunges, to stretch the hips and groin (walking or in-place)
20 supermans
60 seconds butterfly stretch
30 seconds each leg pigeon stretch
15 shoulder pass throughs (this is where the broom comes in)
30 seconds each arm shoulder stretch across chest

Workout:
12 minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible–so, work as hard as you can for 12 minutes and do as many rounds as possible of the following):
10 lunges with 25# plate/other heavy object overhead (count each leg, arms locked out, core tight)
15 air squats
20 speed skaters (count each side)
10 tuck jumps

Beginner WOD #3: Upper Body
Equipment Needed: Two sturdy chairs, a hand-weight that is moderate for you (probably 10-15 lbs for women, 20-25 lbs for men) or the equivalent household object (a gallon of water weighs a little over 8 lbs, for example).

Warm Up:
3 rounds:
15 jumping jacks
10 supermans
7 push-ups

10 Michael Phelps-style shoulder swings
15 each small, medium, and wide arm circles forward
15 each small, medium, and wide arm circles backwards
30 seconds each side shoulder stretch across chest
30 seconds each side tricep stretch
60 seconds this stretch (minus the child’s pose bit at the end)
60 seconds downward facing dog
60 seconds upward facing dog

Workout:
21-15-9 (1st round 21 reps, 2nd round 15 reps, 3rd round 9 reps each of):
One-arm shoulder press with your weight, alternating arms and counting each arm
Push-ups
Chair dips with feet elevated
Burpees
After each round: Crab walk to the other side of the room and back

Don’t forget to cool down, stretch, and drink a LOT of water before and after each workout!

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