JACK OF ALL TRADES, BUT MASTER OF NONE
So we’ve seen the word “CrossFit” in a lot of places, heard about people who are into CrossFit, and even walked past CrossFit gyms in many areas. But what really is CrossFit? As the title suggests, CrossFitters are people who are competent with many skills, but not specializing in a particular one.
What is CrossFit?
The CrossFit prescription is performing functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. The principle strength and conditioning program from police academies, military special operations units, and champion martial artists, CrossFit focuses on general physical skills; stamina, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, power, speed, balance, agility, accuracy and coordination.
Who is CrossFit for?
CrossFit is for anyone and everyone, from parents to teachers to college students to working adults to teenagers! Though the programs are not changed, the intensity and load is scaled based on your skill. The number of reps are based on your ability as well, and as you get stronger and more experienced, you do the workouts that are prescribed.
Benefits of CrossFit:
Because you’re keeping a track of how much you lift, as well as the sets and reps you do, you tend to see the constant improvement. You also slowly work your way up to the prescribed workouts.
Introduces many people to weight training
Some people only hit the gym for the treadmill, and don’t bother about increasing their strength. With CrossFit, people are introduced to weight training and from there you can learn what you love and specialize.
Having to train in a team gives you a competitive edge. CrossFit is very competitive, and it creates healthy competition because you only push yourself further. It’s also because at the same time, you’ll people are cheering on for you to do your best.
Muscular endurance and all around fitness
After a few months of CrossFit, your body is pretty much prepared for any athletic situation. Also, don’t forget the body you get when you put in hard work! After all, who does not want to look good?