There are a few pieces of equipment I think all CrossFit athletes should have, whether you’re experienced or it’s Day 1.
1. Jump Rope
Even if it’s not a double under WOD, you need your own jump rope, sized for your height and skill level. Community ropes are first come/first served and may not be the ideal rope to encourage the intensity we’re trying to achieve. Also, you need to bring your rope everyday. Double unders (& triple unders) take practice to get better. Plus, it’s a great warm up before the start of class.
2. Weightlifting Belt
Weightlifting belts increase the amount of thorasic pressure in your core to help maintain midline stability as you lift. Not only does this help protect your spine, it helps you utilize the muscles you need to complete whatever lift you’re training.
Size is the most important factor when choosing a belt along with how it fastens. A belt become worthless if it can’t be tightened enough and maintain tension.
3. WODBook or Journal
You’ve gotta keep track of ALL of your training. It’s hard to tell just how well you’re improving with a constantly varied program unless you can take a look back at where you’ve been.
Dedicated, commercially made WODBooks like Sports Journals WODBook (again, like the one in the Merch Area) separate and categorize your training data making it easy to navigate. However, a composition book works too.
Feel free to add to this list in the comments section.
TODAY: WED, SEPT 25, 2013
25 KETTLEBELL SWING BUY-IN 53#/35#
15 RING DIPS
RUN 3 LAPS
50 AIR SQUATS
25 KETTLEBELL SWING BUY-OUT