What was your first ever CrossFit Workout?

Mine was "Nancy"...

5 Rounds for Time:
400m Run
15 Overhead Squats @ 95 lbs

I did the workout on a track with a relatively experienced group, used 35 lbs on the bar, and it took me over 17 minutes.  It stung like nothing I had never experienced before in my life, sports or otherwise.  I thought to myself, "That's impossible at 95 lbs.  Just impossible.  No way.  These people are crazy."

Turns out it's not.  And they're not.  

It's amazing to come to work at Arena Ready and see newbies with that same look in their eyes that I once had-- thinking to themselves, "There's no way I can do that, ever."

And then, little by little, with consistent effort applied over a long period of time, that former newbie is doing what they once thought impossible.  And a new newbie is watching them, and thinking, "That person is crazy. There's no way I can do that, ever."

Saturday's Sweat-Fest will include a fair share of overhead squats, as we tackle a variant of the classic benchmark WOD “Nancy" - the reps are front-loaded toward the beginning of the workout in our “Antsy Nancy” version.  Every time we do the WOD “Nancy” - or some variation of it - I can’t help but think of that first workout, how far I’ve come since that day, and far I still have yet to go.   

REMINDER to come out and support Kate and Jeff at the 2016 Max's Gym Open on Saturday (click here for the original post, including meet location and session start times)!

WOD for 10-01-16:

Partner Medicine Ball Sit-ups & Russian Twists




"Antsy Nancy"

For Time:

25 Overhead Squats @ 95/65 lbs (no rack)

800m Run

20 Overhead Squats

600m Run

15 Overhead Squats

400m Run

10 Overhead Squats

200m Run

5 Overhead Squats


(Compare to 08-29-15; ALSO compare, for reference, to your "Nancy" times from 02-15-16, 01-10-15, 08-23-14, 04-17-14, and 12-05-13)