Bodybuilder and fitness YouTuber Jesse James West loves to take on workout challenges. He once attempted Mark Walhberg's notoriously rigorous diet and workout schedule. While he's down for a new workout, he's never done CrossFit. But in his latest YouTube video, he's trying it for the first time.
"The goal is to puke—that's how you know you got a good workout," says West, somewhat jokingly. This is not how you should gauge a training session, just to be clear, so that type of outlook doesn't bode well for the CrossFit challenge
He heads to his local CrossFit gym with his buddy Mason to do a grueling workout. The session is going to be 10 rounds for time.
- 10 burpee box jumps
- 15 wall balls
- 7 deadlifts
- 30 double unders or 60 singles with the jump rope.
But first, a warmup. The guys run through:
- 0.5 mile air bike
- 15 pushups
- 30 squats
"These suck," says West as he goes for the wall balls during Round 3.
By Round 6, the fatigue has kicked in, and West is reprimanded for not doing "full movements" by the coach.
By Round 8, he's struggling with the box jumps, but presses on. Finally, he hits 10 rounds, and he's done.
"That was brutal," West concludes. "CrossFit is absolutely no joke. I'm a bodybuilder who used to play D1 lacrosse, and this is absolutely so difficult. So shout out to all the CrossFitters out there. I might have to pick this up and do a little bit more of it. I need some improvement... my soul has been taken from me. I'm dead."
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