Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A morning with Chrissy

It was the perfect morning for some non-stop exercise. It was warmer than usual for 7am but there was a nice breeze to prevent anyone from overheating. The class wasn't overly excited when I told them we would be doing Chrissy this morning, I don't think anyone ever is though. They warmed up with a few windmills and then got down to business. The end times were awesome, especially for Matt who was meeting Chrissy for the first time!

Caitlin: 13:31
Gen: 14:16
Jo: 15:17
Steve: 15:26
Matt: 19:58

Because Chrissy is a timed workout you can use it as a benchmark for improvement in your fitness. Everyone goes at their own pace and has different aspects that they improve on every time they tackle it whether it's increasing the weight used for swings or changing from a regular burpee to burpees with a push up and tuck jump. A couple people today not only got better times than before but also significantly increased the weight that they used for swings - Janice was swinging a 40lb kettlebell and Steve moved up to a 65lb kettlebell.

Here is a video of Shawn Mozen, the guy who created Chrissy, using it as part of the Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor Certification.


  1. I actually did it in 9 minutes. I thought we were supposed to run through the whole thing twice.

  2. That's a fun little workout.