Level Up With Crossfit
Are you bored with the same old gym exercises? Want to try something new? Something that is more intense, more varied and more dynamic?
Crossfit is definitely your answer!
This fastest growing strength and conditioning training has various vigorous workouts involving high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting and gymnastics plus a lot more. Crossfit enables you to become fit in every area of your game by pushing your body to its maximum, in order to prepare it for real life challenges. So, with Crossfit you not only exercise but also become functionally fit! Crossfit is for everyone. People from all spheres of life try it out. Nowadays, it has gained immense popularity amongst athletes like boxers, swimmers and runners, military personnel, policemen and even girls!. So, whether you are a man or a woman of any age or whether you come with an athletic background or not, Crossfit is for you, too.
Furthermore, Crossfit is different from working out in an average gym and has a customized approach to your unique fitness abilities and goals. Instead of overbuilt machines, you actually use your own body’s bio mechanics to achieve great results. Plus, those of you who Crossfit also have the privilege of becoming a part of the Crossfit community. Community is central to Crossfit, as it is always great to have people around you who understand your fitness goals and continue to motivate and encourage you to further step out of your safety zone. Crossfit values time; this is a major perk for all of us. Nowadays people like you and me rarely have time to focus on our own physical wellbeing and may find working out for hours in a gym rather time consuming. This is certainly one of the reasons why Crossfit is preferred –it saves time. It provides intense workouts of the day, which do the same job in twenty to forty five minutes than several hours in a gym would do. So, now along with work, family, and other commitments, you can also take care of your health and fitness.
In addition to the time saving factor, Crossfit is also more convenient and portable. You can either perform it at a gym under the supervision of an experienced coach or you can even do your own training at your very own home or perhaps anywhere with an Internet connection would work too. This is because a variety of workouts are posted daily on the internet with clear cut instructions manual and videos. So, whether you are a busy business man or a stay at home moms do not worry because Crossfit is everywhere. Crossfit takes less time and more intensity. In short, you are able to do as many activities as you can within the allotted time and burn more calories than before. Crossfit work out of the day also comes with the perks of improved cardio fitness, strength, endurance, stamina, speed, agility, balance and coordination. Thus, helping you adopt a better, healthier lifestyle and a more confident and determined personality too. So, if you want to shed weight or build muscles, Crossfit!
Building your own Garage Gym
Building your own crossfit gym takes a number of things but as pointed out in the video you really need the garage space before you can do anything so if you have it fantastic reading the next section will be helpful but if you don’t then I would suggest just joining a box in your area. I built my first home box 3 years ago mainly because the closest crossfit box was to far away at the time and I decided I couldn’t afford to build a swimming pool so I travel to the local pool and I workout at my home gym. When putting together your own home gym I would suggest going to the gym or box first for a few times and familiarize with the equipment then buy all the items over time secondhand e.g. ropes, balls, weights/bumpers, I have even managed to get brand new equipment from searching craigslist including running and rowing machines just keep looking every day and you will be surprised at how much is on the secondhand market.
Buying the above equipment second hand is perfect for saving money and getting the items you want quite quickly but some things you need to buy new mainly for hygiene reasons he is my additions list and probably what you will need to buy brand new.
- Gloves: Nothing like a decent pair of gloves I wouldn’t ever lift weights without them on I have seen people get badly injured because they didn’t buy a pair of gloves.
- Shorts: My collection of shots is only surpassed by my even bigger collection of shoes I would say I probably have over 60 pairs of shorts just for crossfit workouts
- Shoes: Over the past 3 years all my sneakers have been made by Reebok I love the nanos and the lifters I think if you have these two you are pretty much set with regards to crossfit.
- Socks: A decent pair of socks are always required for any type of training, I personally sweat a lot and no more so than from my feet
- Headgear: During the winter months in North America it gets dam cold, did you know you can lose up to 60% of your body heat just from your head alone!
- T Shirts: I take 3 T shirts to every workout session they are very important
It is all about variety. Every Workout is different and consists of jumps, squats, lifting, pulling ropes, flipping tires, and sprinting. This more variety means a new challenge every day and having a new challenge every day means less chances of boredom. This multidimensional factor of Crossfit makes it even more interesting. These varied activities also mean that you do not only work out on a specialised body part but on your whole body strength. In Crossfit, you would not be just bulking upper arms, toning abs, or strengthening legs, you would instead be conditioning, strengthening, and exercising your whole body. So, no separate exercises are required for your arms, legs and abs; you can tone your figure with CrossFit’s all in one exercises.
So, before you Crossfit, you should know what to expect in your first CrossFit workout.
It would not be easy -definitely not the first time. It will require all your effort and you should be prepared to do things you have not done before. Indeed, Crossfit prepares you for all round real life challenges. Plus you would not even know what comes next; you will try new workouts all the time. Every day would be a new Crossfit day. If you are planning to attend a Crossfit gym, you will meet people from every box of life and they will do incredible super hero stuff in front of you – just do not get intimidated; the Crossfit community is very welcoming and friendly. In addition to all this, you should also expect to find yourself most probably sore the next day or perhaps for multiple days, but do not worry it would not be for long. Just remember to rest well, eat proteins and answer every new challenge with a smirk!