Can Laughter Help Your CrossFit Training
Laughing While Exercise: What Is It And How Does It Work?
The human body is made up of muscles, bones, organs and other vital parts. These are all connected with each other through various nerves. If these connections are damaged or severed then it causes problems such as muscle spasms, weakness and even death. There are many types of exercises that can strengthen your muscles and improve your overall health. However, there are some exercises that can cause problems if they are performed incorrectly. For example, one type of exercise could lead to injury or damage your heart. Another type might not be effective at strengthening your muscles because it doesn’t target them properly. A third type may actually make you fatter than before!
When performing any kind of exercise, it’s always good to have a plan in mind so that you don’t injure yourself or worse, kill someone else! When you perform certain exercises incorrectly, it could result in injuries that would prevent you from doing the exercise correctly.
So what exactly does it mean to laugh while exercising?
Laughing While Exercising: What Are Some Examples Of Laughing During Exercise? There are several different ways to laugh during exercise. You can laugh out loud, scream, cry or just plain giggle. Each of these types of laughing are different and each have their own benefits. Laughter during exercise has various benefits. Maybe you need to laugh in order to exercise properly, maybe you need to cry…either way there are many exercises that involve laughing.
Laughing During Crossfit Workouts
The Crossfit training program is very popular and involves doing a variety of different exercises. Some of these exercises are intense while others are more laid back. Still, there are Crossfit exercises that can make you laugh. These exercises may include the following:
This may not sound like a funny exercise, but when you’re jogging in place while your teammates do something silly it can be pretty funny! Try jogging in place and then have one of your teammates start jumping in front of you. The more you try to concentrate on not laughing and continue jogging in place, the harder it will be not to laugh. This is just one example of a Crossfit exercise that can make you laugh.
Push-Ups And Sit-Ups
Push-ups and sit-ups are pretty typical exercises that people do in their daily Crossfit routines. Still, add a little laughter into the mix and all of a sudden these two exercises become a lot more interesting! As you’re doing your push-ups, have a buddy stand over you and make silly noises. This will probably cause you to start laughing and it will be much harder for you to do your push-ups properly. If push-ups are too easy for you, try doing sit-ups while someone stands over you and makes silly noises.
Again, this will make it much harder for you to do your sit-ups properly.
Who Says Crossfit Can’t Be Fun?
Laughter During Martial Arts Training
Martial arts are another extremely popular way to get in shape. These popular forms of exercise include Karate, Tae Kwon Do and many others. Martial arts are great for is strengthening your body, improving your flexibility and teaching you how to defend yourself if a dangerous situation ever arises. While these benefits are great, they may not be the only reason why people choose to take martial arts classes. There are several ways that martial arts classes can be made much more fun!
There are certain exercises that can be added to any martial arts routine that will definitely make people laugh during class.
Even The Monks Laugh!
If you’ve ever seen a real-life Shaolin Monk, you probably noticed that they tend to be pretty serious. While most of them are happy and friendly, most of them generally don’t smile or laugh a lot. This is due to the fact that they spend years and years of their lives training in a monastery. The monks are pretty strict about keeping their minds and bodies disciplined and focused. Still, even the monks laugh every once in a while during their routines!
Have you ever seen someone spin around really fast and then fall down on purpose?
If you have then you’ve seen the funny side of martial arts. There are certain exercises that involve spinning yourself in circles and then trying to touch the floor. These types of exercises are referred to as “spotting”. Spinning yourself in circles can make you feel dizzy and off balance. If you do it for too long, you’re likely to fall down on purpose just so you’ll have a good excuse to stop doing it!
Martial arts are a great way to stay in shape while still having fun at the same time. There are many different types of martial arts exercises that can be added into any routine to make the class a little bit more fun.
Making Strength-Training Fun
There are many different types of strength-training exercises. Push-ups are one of the most popular because they’re so simple and anyone can do them easily. There are quite a few other strength training exercises you can do that will make you stronger in almost no time at all. These exercises are also a lot of fun because you can do them with friends.
Making Strength-Training Exercises Fun: The Hundred
Have you ever done sprints?
Sprinting is one of the most basic forms of exercise that people do to increase their strength and speed. Typically, people sprint by themselves, or with a personal trainer guiding them. While this is effective, there’s a much easier way to sprint, and it’s called the hundred.
The hundred is a great way to get in shape and have fun while you’re at it! All you have to do for the hundred is run back and forth between two objects a hundred times. These two objects could be trees, lampposts, or any other objects that are far enough away from each other that you can run back and forth between them a hundred times. When doing the hundred, make sure you vary your running speed. If you go the entire hundred at the exact same speed, you won’t get in as good of shape.
Go online and find a hundred workout. Alternatively, just make your own up. The options are endless!
Making Strength-Training Exercises Fun: Push-Ups
Push-ups are another one of the most basic forms of strength training exercises there is. Typically, people do them by themselves, but this can get boring really quick. But, there are a few ways to make pushups more fun.
First of all, you can incorporate push-ups into a game. One such game is called the Hundred. To play the Hundred, find any flat, clear area. Mark off a square area about 5 feet by 5 feet. This will be your playing field.
Count out 100 push-ups, and then start the game. The goal is to complete all one hundred push-ups before your opponent. You may punch, kick, or grab your opponent anywhere except in the face. The first person to get to one hundred push-ups wins the game.
Another option is to do your push-ups with someone else. To do this, all you need is another person. Have one person lie down and do their push-ups, while the other does sit-ups or some other form of exercise. This can get boring for the person doing the push-ups quite quickly, so they might need some extra motivation. It also makes the whole experience more fun for the person doing the sit-ups because it makes the exercise less of a chore.
Making Strength-Training Exercises Fun: Dips
Dips are another great way to build up your chest, arms, and shoulders. Typically performed with two chairs, you can build a dip bar out of almost anything. The most common dip bars are trees, but you can also use the railing of a staircase, two stacks of books, or anything similar.
First things first: don’t damage your property. While it’s probably OK to do dips on a tree that won’t cause any permanent damage if you fall, it’s probably not a good idea to do them on a chair that you’re going to need for sitting down.
Second of all, make sure that whatever you’re using is at the proper height. If it’s too high, you won’t be able to do the dip properly and you could get injured. If it’s too low, you won’t be working your muscles as hard and you won’t get as big of a workout.
Once you’ve got your makeshift dip bar ready, here are the steps to perform a dip.
Grab on to the bar with your hands at shoulder width and straighten your arms.
Lift your legs off the floor so that you’re only holding up by your arms.
Bend your arms and lower your body towards the ground. Stop bending your arms when you’re at a 90 degree angle or just before that point, as this will make it easier to lift yourself back up.
Finally, lift yourself back up to the starting position.
As you get stronger, you’ll be able to do more dips and go deeper into the bend.
Make sure that you’re always using proper form when doing dips. This will help avoid injury, which could end up keeping you from working out or even doing daily activities. It will also make sure that you get the most out of your exercises and build up your strength and muscles as quickly as possible.
Making Strength-Training Exercises Fun: Pull-ups
Pull-ups are another great way to work out your back, arms, and shoulders. You can perform them with a wide variety of grips—using just one finger for assistance all the way up to using no help at all—which makes them an extremely versatile exercise that you can do almost anywhere.
Of course, they’re not as easy as they look! If you’re new to working out, you probably won’t be able to do a single pull-up. Even if you are fairly fit, pull-ups are still a great challenge to test yourself with.
Just like the other strength training exercises, there are proper form and technique to keep in mind when doing pull-ups. Here’s how to do them:
Grab on to the bar with your hands shoulder width apart and your palms facing away from you.
Pull yourself up until your chin is above the level of the bar.
Lower yourself back down until your arms are fully extended and you’re back in the starting position.
As with dips, make sure that you’re using proper form and not swinging or jerking your body. This will help you get the most out of your exercises, ensuring that you build up your strength as quickly as possible and avoid injury.
It’s also important to keep in mind that pull-ups work your muscles in a slightly different way than dips. If you only had time to do one or the other, it would be best to focus on doing dips since they work more muscles. However, if you have the time to spare in your workout routine, doing both will give you the best results and maximize your upper body strength gains.
Ready to Get Started?
Ready to start working out? While the best way to get in shape is to hire a personal trainer or buy a DVD set that shows you proper form and techniques, this page should have given you some new ways to think about your strength training. If you keep these ideas in mind as you work out, you’ll not only add variety to your exercises, but also quickly build up your muscles and gain more strength than you ever thought possible.
Whether you like to work out in a gym or at home, alone or with a trainer, with a group or on your own, there’s always a way to make exercise fun. No matter what type of strength-training you prefer, make sure that you’re actually strengthening your muscles and not harming yourself in the process. If you start to feel sick, lose your breath or feel extreme pain, stop and take a break!
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