Currently trending among flocks of fitness freaks, Crossfit is a form of exercise that challenges and demands you to level up your game in efficiently increasing your core strength. The nerdy definition states that CrossFit is a training program that builds strength and conditioning through challenging workouts that are extremely varied.
CrossFit is a tailor-made workout session that involves minimal or no equipment to work on. What it involves is a lot of natural muscular movement mixed with cardiovascular sessions. This way, it helps in improving various aspects of functional strength. It does not specialize in any one form of exercise. Its simple goal is to enable you to build a core strength which eventually helps you stay fit and free from lethargy.
The exercises involved in CrossFit are completely unconventional. There are no ellipticals, treadmills, weight machines or any other gym equipment. CrossFit is a perfect way for beginners interested in weight training. Through CrossFit, you will learn to do all the important lifts. It is a great milestone for fitness fanatics. CrossFit is structured in a way that it challenges every other aspect of your strength every day. CrossFit requires built-in teamwork, camaraderie, and competition. Almost all exercise in cross fit are time competent.
Although, CrossFit might not be beneficial for someone who considers themselves to be specialists. Powerlifters for starters might find limited or no workout regimes that require powerlifting. Sport specific athletes are the ones that train with a particular set of exercise that make them efficient with that specific sport. Every sport requires certain types of power in the specific muscle which might be seldom possible with CrossFit. Even then there are athletes that combine CrossFit with sport specific workouts, CrossFit football is one such example. There are individuals that love to work out alone, CrossFit is a group training this means that you might not get an opportunity to follow your own regime and your form of workout.
Is it dangerous? Yes, it is! If you are one of those who would sacrifice form in exchange for finishing the workout quicker. You need a spotter at all time that helps to keep your form correct at all times. Doing CrossFit in the wrong form can be very harmful to the body in the long run. Since CrossFit involves some kind of strength training, it needs to be done in correct form. You also need to follow proper diet pre and post the CrossFit sessions, so that it helps you maintaining stamina during and even after you are done training.