Feb 2 2013
I tried CrossFit
What is CrossFit
Basically CrossFit is a strength and cardio program that is designed to help people get in shape. It is designed to prepare people for any physical challenge. It focuses on the constantly varying functional movements at high intensity which improves the overall physical condition. All workouts can be adapted to weight loss a particular level of fitness, age or experience. You can train anywhere – in the garage at home, in the park, at school – but people often train at the local CrossFit gyms. Participants in the program get a daily CrossFit “Training Day” (WOD – Workout of the Day), which gives the participants a unique opportunity to compete, track their progress; share experiences and achieve their own goals.
What you do is a lot of squats, pushups, dips, burpees, dead lifts…. You don’t really get to do any isolated exercises. The work out aimes at every single muscle of your body. It is a great ABS workout, legs, shoulders, back… The whole body, really.
You know what they say, the proper way to work out is to do 8-10 reps and four sets… CrossFit doesn’t do any of that. Instead you do stuff like 20 pull ups followed by 50 squats and then 30 pushups, etc. It is a tough high intensity interval workout which I’ve done before, but not at this level. I also like that you’re done with the workout after about 20 minutes as opposed to regular workout which can take up to 2 hours. And you also get more tired than you normally would.
It is also a lifestyle of those who do it and I believe that once you try it, you won’t go back. What I like about it is the names of the work outs. Mostly girls’ names like Angie, Cindy, Elizabeth… So everyday I’m on the phone with a friend telling him I did Cindy or Grace… People around me think I have all these women 😎
If you haven’t tried it yet I highly recommend you do because it will change your life. No matter the goal. If you want lose weight or gain weight, but haven’t achieved your goals yet despite eating properly and working out, this just might be the answer.
Trust me on this. Cheers guys
Check out these few videos about CrossFit