A little About Crossfit
Crossfit includes high intensity interval training, olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman exercises, and other exercises.
According to crossfit website: “CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.”
Benefits of Crossfit
Crossfit is extremely beneficial because it combines many forms of exercise. You get a great amount of diversity in your workouts and you build muscle, stamina, and flexibility like crazy.
It is intense and is done in a group setting with competition and hardcore workouts. Many people who participate are athletes or former athletes (although anyone can participate). Crossfit teaches to accept discomfort and push your body to its limits.
Because of the intensity crossfit will mostly likely get you in the best shape ever.
Cautions before Starting a Crossfit Program
One thing to be aware of with crossfit is that the same mentality of “finish at all cost” can be a benefit but also a downside. Because of this mentality crossfitters are more likely to get injured.
Before starting a crossfit program you will want to have a basic knowledge of fitness training. Learn the proper body mechanics for weightlifting and such.
Make sure to scale your workouts to your skill level. As a beginner you would obviously want to start by lifting less weight and then work your way up.
Equipment and Cost of Crossfit
Crossfit is usually performed in a crossfit gym in a class or with a personal crossfit trainer. Classes cost anywhere from $25 to $150.
Crossfit is crazy intense. It pushes the body to its limit thus enabling you to become stronger than ever before. It is a new type of exercise that combines many different fitness regimes and is beneficial to many different types of athletes. It will get you in shape super fast! If you are interested in trying out crossfit, talk to a local coach or gym and see if it would fit for you.
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