It’s no secret, I love CrossFit! I have been doing it for about three years now, and it is consistently the highlight of my workout routine. However, last year, my love of CrossFit expanded – if that was even possible – when I discovered the CrossFit Games. I immediately was inspired by the incredible physical feats I witnessed, and the men and women represented everything I love best about CrossFit – the camaraderie, the focus on challenging yourself, and everyone’s dedication to a healthy lifestyle.
Last week, the CrossFit Games announced the 15.1 and 15.1a Open workout, which featured a 9 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) workout with toes-to-bar, deadlifts, and snatches, followed by a 1-rep max clean and jerk, which the competitors had 6 minutes to complete. Inspired by this workout, although needing some adjustment for an at-home version, I came up with my 9 minute AMRAP workout featuring all of my favorite kettlebell exercises. (You can substitute a dumbbell if you don’t have a kettlebell at home, although it is probably my one must-have piece of equipment for the home gym, so I’d really recommend looking into getting one. This is an affordable option now available on Amazon, and it is even eligible for Prime shipping!)
Without further ado….
I’d say that a good bench-mark to aim for in this AMRAP workout is 5 rounds in the 9 minute time limit, although it will of course depend on the weight that you are using. (A light to moderate weight definitely kicks up the cardio component of the workout, while a heavier weight will slow down your number of reps.) I recommend doing this workout once, writing down your totals, and then doing it again next week to see how you compare!
xoxo – SavvySleever
P.S. What are some of your favorite AMRAP workouts?