Thoughts on Equipment
Before we opened the gym, Melissa and I wanted to publish an Athletes Pocket Guide that would be used to log WODs, as well as provide answers to common questions and accessible reference information. The idea never made it past a .PUB file. We firmly believe you can get a great workout in an old pair of sneakers and nothing else. However, for those who’d like to delve deeper into the sport, there are many worthwhile options.
– These items are listed in order of recommended purchase.
– Start slow; gear doesn’t make an athlete.
#1 All-Purpose Footwear:
The most important CrossFit purchase you can make is a good pair of footwear. The ideal pair will allow you to perform any WOD to include lifting, running and jumping.
Recommended shoes include Inov8s, Reebok Nano 3.0s, New Balance Minimuses, Merrill Barefoot, Chuck Taylors or any minimal style shoe that you are comfortable in.
#2 Jump Ropes:
While we provide jump ropes of different sizes, purchasing your own has many benefits. By customizing and adjusting the rope to your height, you’ll be able to master jump rope skills and have a portable conditioning tool. An inexpensive Ultra Speed Rope from Amazon will do fine. Rogue and Again Faster also make excellent products.
#3 Weightlifting Shoes:
A good pair of dedicated weightlifting shoes will add consistency and intensity into your lifts and squatting. An expensive purchase you will not use daily, we recommended holding off until you can squat your body weight. Recommended shoes include Nike Romaleos, Adidas Adipower, Reebok CrossFit OLYs and Rogue Do-Wins.
#4 Wrist Wraps:
For athletes getting into intermediate and advanced weights, wrist wraps are a recommended purchase. Consider getting these at about the same time you’re ready to purchase dedicated lifting shoes. Recommended brands include Rogue and PR wraps.
We’d only recommended purchasing a belt for our competitive athletes. Keep the belt off the majority of the time, wear it only during your heaviest sets. Go for a 10mm belt, 4” for slow-lifts, 3” for oly lifts, and of a single prong design. Recommended brands include Inzer and Best Belts.
Saturday’s WODs will be a competition with prizes; shhhh…!
20 minute AMRAP:
15 Wall Balls 20/14
150m Shuttle Sprint