What Is CrossFit and Why Should I Do It?

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit involves a wide variety of exercises that are aimed to help you gain strength, make you more fit, tough and toned up and of course help you build muscle. Your body is tested in different ways buy application of different degree of intensity as well as timing. CrossFit incorporates different disciplines including weightlifting, gymnastics as well as swimming and running. It involves three things: warm up, strength work and workout of the day (WOD).

Why should I do it?

  • A proper way of learning

Most people who go to the gym avoid getting hurt in one way or another mostly because they do not understand how to handle gym equipment. If you are such kind of a person or you are a new athlete, consider CrossFit as a starting point.

  • Breaks boredom

Constant repetition of workouts everyday can be boring. CrossFit is a boredom breaker. It is composed of varied high-intensity workouts which mean that as an athlete you will not be bored. Workout of the day (WOD) makes it even more interesting. WOD can be anything ranging from running, ring dips, handstands, swinging kettlebells etc. CrossFit trainers make it more interesting by use of timers, a way that keeps the athletes in constant motion.

  • Results

Athletes keep track of their personal record using a notebook or a mobile application. The CrossFitter is able to track his or her progress and improvement. The focus is individualistic rather than a group. Personal Record is maintained for specific workouts. With this, you can track your results over time.

  • New Friends

CrossFit trainers emphasize on teamwork. While most might despise CrossFit workout, those who undertake them will tell you they are more than workouts. You get to meet new
people who encourage and cheer you up. There is a sense of fellowship and brotherhood/sisterhood among CrossFitters.

  • Efficiency

Time is of essence and you will want to maximize the time set for the gym and yet attain the best results ever. CrossFit is the way to go especially if you are limited in time. Since it involves a variety of high-intensity workouts, you are assured of best results in a short span of time.

Efficiency can only be achieved if the athlete is wearing the best CrossFit shoe. The workouts are very intense and you will need a shoe that fits those workouts. The shoe must withstand dynamic workouts and the same time give you comfort and the desired results. There are a number of CrossFit shoes that you can consider: New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer Shoes (Men’s), 361 Bio Speed Training Shoes (Women’s), Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 Shoes (Men’s) and Nike Metcon DSX FlyKnit Training Shoes (Women’s) among other.

  • Personalized training

CrossFit is a great way to get personalized training and it is certainly very affordable. CrossFit trainers are very keen to knowing every athlete. They give them personalized attention including setting of personal goals.

  • Functionalism

CrossFit is meant to help you with your daily activities. The focus is on functional movements. After spending time engaging in CrossFit workouts, you will find some activities in your life a little easier to undertake than before.