The 10 Toughest CrossFit Exercises –

The 10 Toughest CrossFit Exercises –

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by Adrian Van Balen

Each and every person will bring a different skill set with them when they begin their CrossFit journey.  Some people have strength, some have endurance, while others have flexibility.  However, no matter what you bring to the table, there is bound to be something that is going to trip you up in the programing.  It is the nature of the beast.  Constantly varied and constantly pushing your limits.  This is a list, in no particular order, of some of the most frustrating CrossFit movements, today, because I’m sure HQ is thinking up new ways to haunt our dreams as you read this.

1. Double Unders-  Jumping rope.  No big deal, kids do this every day.  Oh wait, you want it to pass under my feet twice in one jump.  As you begin, you imagine Rocky training with Apollo, speed rope hissing through the air while sweat drips from your body.  You swing the rope over head and immediately hit your feet.  Good start.  The average person swears about 3.7 times per one double under when they first start.  Rightfully so, you would probably have just about as much fun standing in place and just whipping your arms and legs with the rope.  Then it happens, you string some together.  The sound of the rope passing under your feet twice is like an angel’s whisper.  Then you see some YouTube video of a guy hitting triple unders.  Thanks, why don’t you just kick my dog while you’re here.

Click the link below to check out the other 9 out of 10 CrossFit exercises that frustrate the heck out of us. Of course you may have some of your own to add to the list. By the way, it’s a great feeling when you start to really develop a challenging skill. Then, what was once tough becomes fun.


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