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What is CrossFit?

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CrossFit is an advanced strength and conditioning program that utilizes a wide variety of activities and challenges.

CrossFit is an advanced strength and conditioning program that utilizes a wide variety of activities and challenges.

The workouts are usually high in intensity, short in duration and constantly changing, and can be performed in a group or individual setting.

Some of the types of exercises that may be involved in a CrossFit training session include:

  • weight lifting and body weight exercises
  • sprints
  • gymnastics
  • jumping
  • skipping

Different combinations of exercises are used for each workout, which are then repeated as many times as you can within a particular time frame. This allows you to gauge your performance and gives you a score to beat in future attempts.

There are certified trainers and CrossFit affiliated gyms in many locations, and it is growing in popularity. But ultimately, CrossFit is a type of structured circuit training which combines a few different exercises that anyone can perform themselves, taking advantage of the equipment and surroundings available at the time.

Below are some CrossFit-style workouts that could be incorporated into your training regime. Aim for 1-2 workouts each week, and make sure to have at least a day’s rest in between. It’s also important to warm up first and stretch afterwards.

At home

  • 15 star jumps
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 sit ups
  • 15 free squats
  • Perform as many rounds as you can (one set of each exercise) in 15 minutes

In the park

  • 10 bench dips
  • 10 bench step ups (each leg)
  • 20 sit ups
  • Sprint 100 metres
  • Perform as many rounds as you can (one set of each exercise) in 20 minutes

At the gym

  • 10 bench press
  • 10 squats
  • 10 pull downs
  • 20 medicine ball twists
  • Row 500 metres
  • Perform as many rounds as you can (one set of each exercise) in 20 minutes

Have you tried CrossFit? Do you have any ideas for a CrossFit-style workout