Yes, you read that correctly. Dean and I went to try out Crossfit for the first time yesterday. The first thing I told our coach was that I was very beginner and I couldn’t do any pull ups just yet so if the workout included any I would have to modify. He reassured me I would be okay and I got all comfortable and ready to start the workout. We walked over to the board and the workout of the day (WOD) was called “death by pull ups.” The workout consisted of nothing else but pull ups.
The warm up was a workout in itself but I enjoyed learning the ‘Crossfit way’ of doing things.
I was so nervous when pull up time came but I was introduced to these fancy bands that you attach to a pull up bar and assist you in pulling your weight up. One foot goes into the band and it makes it a little easier for people like me:
We had to do one pull up in the first minute, two in the second, three in the third, and keep going until we couldn’t do anymore. I got to 10 rounds, Dean got to 13 (but he didn’t use any assistance). I didn’t really feel like I pushed myself as intensely as I could have, probably because pull ups are still so new (and scary) to me. We are going to try and go back today so I am excited to challenge myself a bit more this time.
Exciting news – Vega sent me some samples of their Vega One and Energizing Smoothie. I have already tried their Energizing Smoothie in two flavours (bodacious berry and tropical tango). They are so yummy and contain a pretty decent amount of vegan protein (10 grams).
I can’t wait to try out the Vega One as well. I have heard all about the features and benefits and think it will compliment my diet really well. They are giving away free samples of their Vega One! If you are interested in trying it, all you have to do is click here.
Can you do pull ups?? Do you use a band/assisted machine?
Have you tried any Vega products? What did you think?