Need a workout that constantly challenges you? Looking for something that you can fit into a tight schedule? Want to burn fat, build strong muscle and improve your balance and coordination all at the same time? Then Crossfit may be the right fit for you. Read on to learn more about CrossFit and for 3 Reasons Why You Need to Try it. Also check out How CrossFit Rebuilt My Body.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit consists of a regimen of high intensity movements that are constantly varied. The mantra for CrossFit, according to its creator is preparing the body “not only for the known, but also the unknown”. CrossFit’s success can be attributed to the supportive community, the free WOD (workout of the day) and the dedication to teaching all aspects of fitness, from proper form and movement to nutrition.
Crossfit combines many different types of exercise including strength training, plyometrics, speed training, and endurance exercises. This approach embodies all the major components of fitness including endurance, flexibility, agility, power, balance, coordination, strength and speed.
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3 Reasons Why You Need to Try CrossFit:
Crossfit is a high intensity workout not for the faint of heart, but if you’re ready to get in the best shape you’ve ever been in, there are several reasons Crossfit may be the right fitness plan for you.
1. You’ll Get Lean and Strong in Just Minutes Per Day
With CrossFit, you can get lean and strong in just minutes a day, 3-5 days per week. Workouts are short, but super intense, taking 15 minutes or less to complete. CrossFit exercises are done in a circuit format, one exercise right after the next. There are little to no rest periods between exercises and sets. The short daily time investment means you can get a great workout without sweating it out for an hour-long Cardio class or marathon gym session. CrossFit fits into even the busiest schedule.
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2. CrossFit Battles Boredom
Another benefit is that it is never the same routine day after day. Regular changes prevent boredom and enhance fitness. Routines can lose their effectiveness over time as the body becomes accustomed to the workout. CrossFit regularly changes things up to keep the body guessing, giving an overall fitness boost.
3. CrossFit is About More than Just Fitness
CrossFit also teaches nutrition, advocating a specific diet with lean meat, vegetables, some fruit, nuts & seeds, little starch, and no sugar. The healthy diet, in combination with rigorous exercise is what makes this plan so effective.