CrossFit training has been one of the trendiest workouts of the last few years. From celebrities to your co-workers, it seems as if everyone’s been getting in on it. But what exactly is CrossFit, and what are the benefits?
CrossFit is a type of strength and conditioning workout, based around movements like squats, push-ups, and weightlifting. Unlike other workout types, it’s not based on doing a certain number of repetitions. CrossFit is also unique as every member is given a standard workout to complete each day, known as its ‘workout of the day’. This can be changed based on your ability, or if you’re injured.
What are the benefits of CrossFit training?
CrossFit prides itself on being open to everyone. If you like workouts that come with a sense of community, CrossFit could be perfect.
There are also some health benefits that have been proven by science. Like other forms of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), CrossFit is great if you want to improve your heart health. CrossFit also involves lots of functional exercises. These mimic movements you do every day, like squats – and can improve your agility, balance, and flexibility.
That being said, CrossFit isn’t for everyone. Its intensity can be intimidating, and the constant change frustrating if you only want to work on one or two body areas. The only way to know for sure if it’s for you is to do your research and check out what’s in your area.