BoxLife Competitor’s Training #670
Box Life Magazine’s #670: CrossFit Training Program
CrossFit is a workout system which combines strength training with weightlifting exercises. It was founded by Greg Glassman in 2004. Its popularity grew rapidly after its appearance on the television show “The Biggest Loser” (2005). Since then it has become one of the most popular fitness programs worldwide.
The program consists of six weeks, during which participants perform three workouts per week. These workouts are performed at home or in gyms. Participants must follow specific diet and exercise routines, but they don’t have to be competitive athletes. They just need to want to get fit and stay healthy.
There are two types of CrossFit workouts:
Circuit Workouts – these include movements such as pushups, pullups, squats, lunges, sit ups etc. Strength Training Workouts – these include movements such as bench press, deadlift, squat jump etc.
In order to complete a circuit workout, you must do all the movements. You cannot skip any movement. For example, if you want to do a leg curl, you must first bend over and put your hands behind your head. Then you raise up slowly while keeping your legs straight until you touch the ground again.
If you fail to complete the circuit correctly, then the rest of the moves will not count towards completing it properly. If you fail to do a particular exercise, then you can try it later.
For strength training workouts, you must complete three sets of each movement within a specific time limit. Each set consists of 8-12 reps. When you perform the first set, you have two minutes to complete them. When you begin the second set, you have one minute and thirty seconds.
For the last set, you have only one minute. During this last set you must complete as many reps as you can.
The original CrossFit program has grown and now encompasses over 10,000 workout which can be tailored to specific goals. There is a broad range of CrossFit workouts that can help you achieve your desired fitness level and weight loss goals. The system also has a huge community of support, allowing you to make friends with people who are working towards similar goals.
How Does It Work?
The program is divided into three levels. These levels are determined by a person’s fitness level and goals.
The first level is called the “fundamentals” level. This level teaches the participants the basics such as the proper way of doing pushups, pullups, squats, lunges etc. You must be at least sixteen years old to join this level. You must also be free from any major injuries or health conditions.
If you’ve been working out for a while, then you can join the second level.
The second level is called the “strength” level. This level is designed to improve your strength and enhance your overall fitness levels. You must be at least sixteen years old to join this level as well. If you’re younger than sixteen, then you can join the third level, which is called “fundamentals”.
This level teaches younger people the basics of proper exercise and fitness.
The third level is called the “performance” level. This level focuses on preparing you for intense physical challenges. This can be anything from long distance running, to lifting weights to extreme sports. The program includes a nutrition plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
The program has changed a great deal over the years, but its main goal remains the same. It’s a great workout that will get you into shape without hiring an expensive personal trainer. It’s also ideal for people who travel a lot and don’t have access to a gym.
CrossFit is not for everyone, however. If you have any serious health issues then you should probably see a doctor first. Pregnant women should not participate in this program either. But if you’ve tried other methods of working out in the past without success, then CrossFit might be exactly what you need to succeed.
Crossfit gets much attention in the media and is constantly growing. It still isn’t as large as some other health programs however such as running, which is one of the most popular exercise methods.
The program can be used by people of all ages and it has been proven to help in many different ways. If you’re looking for a fun way to lose weight, gain endurance or just stay in shape, then Crossfit might be the perfect solution.
The Benefits Of Crossfit Workouts
If you’ve never done a Crossfit workout before, then you’re in for a treat. The workouts are challenging, but fun. You don’t even need any special equipment either. All you really need is some space and a willing attitude.
Most of the exercises are based on agility and endurance. So while you will be working hard, you won’t necessarily be lifting heavy weights like you might at a body building gym. The exercises are also varied and require the use of many different muscles. This helps prevent getting injured and helps keep your body from getting bored.
Crossfit was created by a former world class gymnast. So the exercises are similar to those done in a gymnastic competition. Lots of jumping, throwing, climbing and balancing are all part of the program. The exercises will push you to your limits both physically and mentally.
The foundation of the program is the high intensity workouts. These short but intense routines will push your body past its limit. Many people start to see results in as little as a couple of weeks.
The program is great because it keeps your mind focused on the activities. Most people who have used the program have mentioned how much their mindset has improved. Your mental strength and ability to stay focused on the activities will be tested. But this is a great way to keep your mind sharp as well.
Many people will say that if you’re short on time, then Crossfit is definitely not for you. This simply is not true. There are many different routines and you can always find one that fits into your busy schedule.
The routines are also scalable. This means that you can easily adjust them to meet your needs and abilities. You might not be able to do a lot of pull ups or climb a 15 foot wall, but working towards those goals is part of the fun.
Crossfit has been proven to increase everything from your cardio endurance to your strength. You will definitely feel more vibrant after you’ve gone through the program for a couple of months. And when it comes to weight loss, the Crossfit program is one of the best in the industry. You’ll feel great both mentally and physically after you’ve gone through the program for a few weeks.
There are also a lot of people who use Crossfit as a way to treat or prevent certain types of injuries. Since the exercises are so varied, it’s almost impossible to over do it or use the wrong muscles when performing a specific exercise.
This is the main reason that first responders and military personal are using Crossfit workout routines. The workouts are designed to prepare these types of people for the physical challenges that they will face on a daily basis.
The History Of Crossfit Workouts
Crossfit has become one of the most popular types of fitness routines in the world. Created nearly twenty years ago by former world-class gymnast, Greg Glassman and his friend Lauren Jenkin, it has grown to meteoric proportions. There are now more than 10,000 Crossfit gyms located in 72 different countries. That number is growing by the day.
Crossfit workouts are designed for all around fitness. The program includes aerobic exercise, resistance training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics and interval training. The different Crossfit exercises have been designed to improve your overall physical preparedness for any type of situation that requires physical exertion and stamina.
There are many people who criticize Crossfit for its extreme methods and the potential for injury. There’s some truth to this.
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