The Pains of Crossfit

I discovered today a new way to hurt myself down the gym: I was doing a “Clean” which is to pick an Olympic Weight Lifting bar off the ground, stand up straight as fast as you can which launches the bar into the air, then squat down underneath it and catch it on your shoulders. Actually I was dong 60 of them, at 40kg, along with several other exercises too (60 deadlifts, 60 push j3rks and 3 runs round the block), but that’s not the point.

The point is, I now have something new to fear: hitting myself in the neck with a flying 40kg bar, specifically right in the adams apple! I have a lovely graze on my neck now. Which matches nicely with the 2 friction burns on my butt0cks which I got yesterday (*insert jokes here*) from doing 200 situps (again, amongst several other exercises: 100 pull ups, 150 pressups, and 250 squats).

Add to that the bruises on the back of my shoulders from Back Squats on Tuesday, the bruises on the front of my shoulders (delts is it?) from Thrusters on Friday, and the bruise on my collar bone (clavicle I think) from Push Presses on Saturday, and I’m generally feeling rather beat up! Of course I haven’t even mentioned the aches and pains to go along with the physical evidence, like the sore thighs, wrecked pecks and aching stomach muscles.

Crossfit’s fun, no honest it is! 🙂 “Wear your stripes with pride.” so I’ve been told, and to be fair, when they stop hurting, I will. 😉

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  • andrea 24 August 2007, 1:44 am

    Hello there,
    I couldn’t help but let out a small chuckle while reading this post, not of your injury of course, but because I too have found new ways to hurt myself while exercising! I guess I’m glad I’m not the only one *smiles

    No pain, no gain, right!?

  • Colin McNulty 24 August 2007, 7:35 am

    > No pain, no gain, right!?

    The flippant answer is to say “So they tell me”. But actually I think that’s true. Too many exercise machines are sold on the back of being “easy” and then people can’t understand why they don’t lose weight / tone up. Go figure! 😉

  • Dragana 9 February 2012, 2:02 am

    This one at the Crossfit site has voides showing the exercises. . crossfit. com/cf-info/excercise. html#Exer

  • mcgnoam 9 February 2012, 1:48 pm

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