Fourth Week of Fitmas – Four Crossfits

I am a Crossfit newbie, but there is nothing quite like Fitmas to push you past what you thought possible! I have been interested in Crossfit for a long time, but had no idea where to start.

After reading up on it this week, it seems to be a cross between kettlebells, tabata, weight training, and functional training, hence the name Crossfit. The workouts are designed to be explosive, quick, and epic.


Looks fun...but it also makes this clumsy woman worried about the domino effect...

There is also a crazy phenomenon called Ludus that my fabulous friend Julia has introduced me to. It is very crossfit-esque, but so far there are no Ludus gyms in Edmonton…at least not according to Google. I guess I just need to make a trip to New Zealand; it only makes sense.

All I know is that its going to get sweat-tay!

Since I had no idea where to start or what a ‘good’ crossfit exercise was, I asked my fit friends. Kim, a fellow competitor from Team K, gave me some great workouts and a place to start.

Four Crossfits

Depending on your fitness level, I suggest doing two to four crossfit adventures this week. If you just thought, ‘I will do two of these short but epic workouts‘, do three!

Without further ado, I give you this week’s Fitmas challenges.

Crossfit Adventure #1 – Run Your Butt Off

Complete 5 rounds for time.

  • Run 200 meters
  • 20 Pull-ups
  • Run 200 meters
  • 20 Push-ups
  • Run 200 meters
  • 20 Sit-ups
  • Run 200 meters
  • 20 Squats

Crossfit Adventure #2 – Filthy 50

Do all of these for time.

  • 50 box jumps
  • 50 jumping pullups
  • 50 kettle bell swings
  • 50 lunges
  • 50 knees to elbows
  • 50 push press
  • 50 back extension
  • 50 wall balls
  • 50 burpees
  • 50 double unders

Crossfit Adventure #3 – Michael

Complete 3 rounds for time.

  • 800m run
  • 50 back extensions
  • 50 glute ham situps (back down on a back extention machine
  • Angie for time 100 pullups
  • 100 pushups
  • 100 situps
  • 100 squats

Crossfit Adventure #4 – Kimmy

Complete 10 rounds for time.

  • 5 pullups
  • 10 pushups
  • 15 squats (bodyweight only)
  • 20 situps

Check out the Crossfit forum for more information and tons of workouts. A new one is posted daily!

Make sure to check out all the exercises if you don’t know how to done them.

I can feel the DOMS already!

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  1. Yay! So excited! I WILL CONQUER THEM ALL!

  2. This is great! Cross fit seems like it gets you in an amazing shape! I am going to try to do these challenges and my half marathon training!

  3. All the options look awful! Can’t wait to try them! 🙂

  4. Just reading those made me exhausted, except the last one – I could do that now! I can’t even imagine trying to attempt 100 pushups in a row, and as for 50 glute ham situps…ouchie!!

  5. I am so excited for this! I actually did #4 on Friday! I’ve been wanting to do the filthy 50 for awhile now, here’s my chance, yipee!!

  6. Wow, the Filthy 50 – you don’t mess around! Those are some intense CrossFit workouts – Good on ya!

  7. I completed option #4 two day ago. It was fab – completed 10 rounds in just over 40 minutes. But by round 10, I got only one pullup in – holy my lats are sore now. But I did add 40lbs to the squats.

    Hoping to hit the Filthy 50 this weekend. Great stuff!

  8. I do some crossfit-esque type workouts but have never actually been to a “box.” I JUST found out there is one about 10 minutes from my house. Needless to say I cannot wait to visit and try my first full on, hardcore, official crossfit workout. Any tips for my first time?!!? 🙂


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