You’ve been considering a move to CrossFit training, but haven’t been quite sure if it is the right fit for you. Sure, your current workout is starting to become boring and predictable. You’re no longer seeing the results you desire from your current training system. Nailing down that perfect mix between cardio and weight lifting just hasn’t happened for you. If you’ve been facing these dilemmas, then it may be time to give CrossFit training a try. Check out five benefits of training in the CrossFit style!
Over time, standard workouts can grow boring. You train with the weights, and you run through your usual 8 exercises. Then, you hop on the elliptical machine and knock out 30 minutes. Repeat this workout for a decade, and see how excited you are to show up at the gym! Instead, you can enter the “BOX” and throw down with a brand new training session every single time! Mixes of exercises like back squats, overhead presses, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, wall balls and burpees will keep your body, and mind, continually guessing and stimulated. You’ll never grow bored. And, your body will respond to the new training as well! You’ve already grown to meet the demands of your current training session. Be ready to see some new strength and size goals realized as your body is challenged with the new movements.
This one might be new to you, but it’s a factor which many CrossFitters absolutely love… “As Many Reps As Possible”! No longer will you train until you hit ten reps, then rest. Now you are on your own mission, a fight against infinity as you train with an exercise until the muscle group fails, no matter how many repetitions it takes. It will surprise you just how capable your body is of lifting more weight for more repetitions. Push yourself further each workout – and watch your body change as it responds to the challenge!
In this great world of fitness where anyone will argue with anything, nearly everyone agrees with one statement: CrossFit burns calories! Recruiting your core and just about every major muscle group in your body for each WOD (workout of the day), you will shed body fat faster than you can imagine. Intense workouts burn serious fat! Plus, adding new muscle to your frame ensures the number of calories you require each day to function will increase. This means you can eat MORE food every day, and STILL grow leaner as your body fat level rocks.
Walk into any gym, and it’s automatically “you against the world”. Everyone is wearing their headphones with their eyes down, alone in their training. You can’t find a spotter, your questions go unanswered, and the idea of gaining any motivation or support from those around you is out of the question. Well, as any CrossFitter will tell you, CrossFit is quite the opposite! Feel like part of a team with CrossFit training. Push one another, lend a spotting hand, point out any flaws in form, and be a friend as you all work together toward reaching your strength and stamina performance goals! CrossFit = Community!
CrossFit Games/ CrossFit Open
One very unique aspect of CrossFit is that this training system has its own “Super Bowl” of sorts, in which the top athletes from around the world compete in athletic events. Or, if you prefer, you can compete online against other CrossFitters, or just against yourself. The sport is global, and growing more every year as new athletes enter and new ideas emerge. Give CrossFit a chance, you might just find it has everything for which you’ve been seeking in a training system!