This widely popular workout has been making its mark in the workout communities. If you haven’t heard of it already, Crossfit is a vigorous workout that combines weight lifting, aerobics, and gymnastics all in one. Bored of your routine at the gym? Not getting the results you want? Then read more to see why Crossfit might be an option for you.
If you need motivation to ramp up the intensity of your workouts, Crossfit will be that serious wake-up call. Crossfit is a fast-paced, intense workout that can take less than 15 minutes a day. Although, those 15 minutes are condensed, nonstop movement. It may only be 3 or 4 routines, but you continuously do each one over and over through a set time. It could be burpees, a jog and squats for example. This concentrated, intense workout will leave you feeling like you just worked out for over an hour (but that’s a good feeling!).
When doing Crossfit, you’re inherently pushing yourself to do the most you can through each exercise in the workout for that day. Workouts change daily, which is great for your body to keep it guessing. Everyone wants results, but not everyone puts in the effort. Crossfit workouts are tailored so that there’s no other option than to max yourself out. This in turn helps you reach your goals faster.
Not many of us have the time do spend an hour on the treadmill. Crossfit is great because you can be finished with your workout in a matter of minutes. You will be asked to finish as many rounds of a specific circuit within 15-20 minutes. Now that’s what you call fast AND effective.
Regular gyms are just collections of random people doing their own routines. The culture at Crossfit gyms is community. Crossfit is about competing against yourself. Exercises are done in group workouts, which encourages you to push harder. Talk about motivation. Everyone has the same goal in mind: to get in the best shape possible. People who do Crossfit are all on the same team working towards the same goals.
Certified instructors put together the workouts and coach you as you’re going through the exercises. Crossfit instructors are trained to teach and motivate. If you’re thinking about getting a personal trainer, a Crossfit membership basically already has one included.
Crossfit is a program that mixes many different exercises that push all parts of your body to their limits. This includes: Olympic weightlifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, sprints, plyometrics and a few other exercises. You’ll never be disinterested at the gym and your body won’t plateau from repetition. Keep your mind and body from getting bored!
You’d be surprised to know that the male-female ratios show women as the majority participants. Don’t be nervous, try something new and see the results fast!
Crossfit may seem intimidating, but in fact it’s just the kick start you may need to take you to the next level and reach your goals. Be there, and Crossfit!