Push, Press, Jerk

I’d say our first try at CrossFit was a resounding success.   Here are the three main movements we learned last night:

The one on the right, a push jerk, is the hardest to learn.  Kind of a strange movement, but it’s mainly for when you’re really working on pressing heavy weight.  Kind of cool — I felt tough.

And these kettle bell swings, for making our hot booties hotter (skip to 0:44):

The things we got picked on the most about were, arching backs (Amanda), and keeping a closed grip on the bar (Kara).  We’ll work on it.  I’m looking forward to the next session, which will be Friday next week.  I guess we won’t have Jen again, but I think it will still be fun.

At the end of our session, we did a quick workout, for time.  Five rounds of:

  • 10 kettle-bell swings with 25 kg (is that weight right, Kara?)
  • 5 right arm push presses
  • 5 left arm push presses.

I believe we both finished everything in under 5 minutes, but I didn’t write down our times.  Next time, we’ll have to bring notebooks!

-Amanda

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