Do you have a hard time convincing yourself to go to the gym? Do you head to the same elliptical or weight lifting circuit machines every time? Do you get intimidated by free weights? If you answered yes to any of these, then give CrossFit a chance and change your life and your fitness forever.
Why CrossFit? Because CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity. Constantly varied means that routines are different every day. One day might be running, another might be kettle bells, push-ups, and sit-ups. Another day might be pull-ups, squats, and weight lifting. By varying the workout of the day or WOD, you keep your muscles confused and constantly adjusting which increases your power. Increased power means increased metabolism. Increased metabolism means less body fat. Less body fat means you look even better naked!
Functional movements mean no stupid weight lifting machines, but actual movements you perform every day such as squats for sitting, deadlifts for picking things up, push press for putting things on shelves… you know, stuff you actually do. That way your work-out directly relates to how you function in real life. It helps you be you… only better!
High intensity means we are always pushing to improve our time, reps, and weight. High intensity means reaching deep down inside ourselves and finding one more rep or shaving off another 3 seconds. By doing this, we increase our capacity and power output which makes us go faster, jump farther, all for longer periods of time.
We do sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises. We use barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, medicine balls, and boxes. We do this because it is fun, challenging, and produces results.