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Meet the Girls: CrossFit Barbara.

May 29, 2012 by Carolina

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned getting question about CrossFit benchmark workouts aka “the girls”. CrossFit is all about getting stronger, so having the girls as benchmarks is a great way to track your progress. Last time I introduced you to CrossFit Betty & today I’m going to introduce you to Barbara. Readers, meet saucy CrossFit Barb:

CrossFit Barbara

20 pull-ups

30 push-ups

40 sit-ups

50 squats

5 rounds, 3 minute rest between each round 

I to do Barbara at home because it’s one of the easier ones to do outside of a CrossFit gym — you need no equipment. Since you’re trying to gage your progress it’s important to make sure you give it your all, you are doing this workout for time. If you’re doing this right, as you do the Barbara every few months or so you should shave off some time, getting faster & stronger along the way.

Barbara & I got acquainted a couple of weeks ago when I decided to try her out at home (I work out once a week with my CrossFit group then do homework workouts on my own at home). I’m not going to lie & tell you Barbara is easy cause she sure isn’t, then again, none of the CrossFit workouts are. And that’s why CrossFit is so great — it pushes you hard! It encourages you to think of yourself as an athlete, training, putting in hard work. The more you do it the stronger you feel, it’s quite addicting.

Now that you know Barbara take her out for a spin & let me know how it goes. I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Have you tried CrossFit yet?


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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