A Beginner’s Guide To CrossFit
You’ve probably heard all about CrossFit and how it is transforming the way people choose to workout. CrossFit first originated as a conditioning program found in many police academies and military special operations throughout the world. Rather than providing the same cookie-cut workout every week, the program is broad and delivers a number of fitness solutions which work the entire body.
What does CrossFit involve?
CrossFit combines a number of workouts which help the strengthen the entire body and work the core muscles. Although this workout was originally about combat and survival, many people have used CrossFit as an effective way to work every muscle in their body.
You don’t have to be in spectacular shape to take part in CrossFit – that is half of the fun! There are many beginners classes which teach the foundation of CrossFit to a broader audience. Mostly, these classes work at a lower intensity and set the tone of what is later expected if people progress. Rather than having different workouts for different people, there is only one workout per-day which is given based on your skill. As your body gets stronger, the higher you will move up in the classes.
Rather than working out on your own, CrossFit provides a supportive network of people who love nothing more than to encourage each other along the way. If you find it difficult to commit to a set workout routine, CrossFit would be just the right fit for you. Members truly act as an extended family, and workouts aren’t merely confined to just the gym.
Is previous weight training essential?
No. CrossFit incorporates a number of different workout techniques, one of which includes basic weight training. The qualified instructors take you along step-by-step even if you have never lifted in your life! There really are no prerequisites about CrossFit since everything is basically re-taught on site.
Everyone loves a bit of healthy competition, right? CrossFit generally praises people who finish their set workouts in a short amount of time. So you can expect to understand the type of environment CrossFit creates for both it’s instructors and students. The beyond motivating atmosphere will generally be a good thing if you ever need an extra push whilst working out.
What is a CrossFit class like?
Beginner classes usually start off with a general overview of the workout, which is then followed by basic weight training. Then they are taught about the nine foundational movements of CrossFit, and how to get the most out of your future workout.
The cost of CrossFit classes can vary depending on where you go, but they are typically valued between $10-$20 for each session.
Would you ever try a CrossFit class?
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