Originally Posted by bplewis24
That's the kind of stuff I want to do. That can replace the sprint work I'm unable to do at the local track because of the cold weather outside. The part about crossfit I don't like is the pullups (full body motion) and burnout pushups and stuff.
Yeah, Crossfit is pretty intense. One of my buddies that I play golf with... He is in great shape and has been doing Crossfit religously for 6mo - and his daily intake is what I would consider to be very healthy. Any way, we played golf on Saturday, and he was telling me the biggest thing that he likes about Crossfit, versus any other exercise plan that he has done, is how it trains your body to breathe. And increase your Vo2 max.
I've not done much research on VO2 max... But from what my buddy was telling me is that it is great for golf because when you are under pressure - like putting... You can control your breathing better. And your pressure putting will become better than if you weren't in shape.
We were also talking about the effects I was feeling (my last Crossfit workout was on Friday night) - on Saturday morning... I still felt like I had a metallic taste in my throat - and chest was still kind of sore or felt like it was strained from breathing. My buddy said he had the same exact thing... And he believed it was the body not being able to process the amount of oxygen intake - coupled with your heart rate hitting some upper limits when doing extrenuous type of workout like Crossfit?
I Googled that... And found this article.
Not sure if I would call it blood that caused the feeling in my throat and chest... But it was definitely related to hitting some of my extremes in the regimine. I'm expecting that this will subside as I continue to get in better and better shape over time? At least for my buddy, he said he no longer has this issue.
But yeah... Crossfit can kick your ass if you really go balls to the wall with it.
Tonight is my 3rd workout - so I'll let you know how that goes.