I have been slowly introducing myself into the world of “CrossFit” lately. I quote it because I still have yet to visit an actual CrossFit gym (or box), but have enjoyed incorporating the no-weight-required movements into my every day workouts.
Instead of the traditional Fitness Pilates/Boot Camp structure our team trainer usually has us do for our weekly workout with her, she included a CrossFit WOD instead, followed by a series of core exercises. I couldn’t believe how tired and sweaty I got (quickly!) and it inspired me to start creating my own at home.
Before our Media Day, I put together and completed the following workout.
V-ups (I call them ab reaches)
I was drenched (spray tan streaks and all) in no time!
Reebok CrossFit Nano Speed Review
What initially got me interested in this CrossFit craze is the latest variety in sneakers I have been privileged to try out, thanks to Reebok. I have mentioned before that I have an ongoing campaign with them, and was excited to see this snazy pair of sneakers arrive for September’s shipment.
As someone who has already tried the CrossFit Nano 2.0 and 3.0 sneakers, I have to admit that I was a little confused on why I (the dancer/runner) keeps receiving CrossFit sneakers. As soon as I tried the CrossFit Nano Speeds on, I realized they are a completely different animal.
While their previous sneakers in the CrossFit line have been built for stability and weight training, these have additional features made to incorporate running. The main difference I noticed is the flexibility in the sole.
I may be completely off here, but I would describe this one as the lovechild between my Nano 3.0’s and my ONE Series Cushion running shoes. They still have the same grips on the bottom for stability and a heel to toe drop structure, but also flexibility for various movements without the bulkiness of a normal running shoe. Pretty fancy!
My favorite kind of workouts always involve some kind of running for cardio, and I seem to gravitate towards any kind of cross-training workouts that include sprints, jumps, and lunges.
“There are plenty of running shoes that you can do CrossFit in, but we made the FIRST CrossFit shoe that you can run in.” Well said, Reebok.
While I did not set out for a straight running workout in them, I have worn them for HIIT, cross-training, around town running errands, and even to dance practices. While I wasn’t sure about them at first (to me, they run a tad on the large side), I grew to love them shortly after. As a fan of CrossFit shoes, I like these the best out of all of them for their versatility.
CrossFit For Newbies
are like me and still feel out of the loop with all of this CrossFit terminology and lingo, here are a few articles to help get you started.
• The Ultimate Guide To CrossFit Lingo via Greatist
• The CrossFit Craze: 5 Reasons Why You Need To Get On It! via Huffington Post
• 5 CrossFit Tips For Beginners via Carrots ‘N’ Cake (hey, Tina!)
• From the Couch to CrossFit: 5 Things Beginners Need To Know Before Joining A Box via Huffington Post
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Have a great rest of your Tuesday. 😀
Questions of the Day
• Have you ever been to a CrossFit box or completed a WOD (Workout of the Day)?
• Does the thought of it intimidate you?