Yes CrossFit is a training regime for fitness fanatics, However CrossFit has grown and evolved into a way of life that is helping all kinds of people, of all fitness abilities, shape and sizes their fitness goals.
Designed to be challenging, CrossFit is suitable for everybody as workouts can be modified depending on your age or current fitness level and ability.
As it grows even more popular, more and more people are looking for answers about what CrossFit is and the benefits of the training method.
Here are some FAQ:
1. What is Crossfit?
CrossFit is a fitness program made up of guided routines, Workouts that involve a series of ‘functional movements’. These exercises focus on safe, effective and efficient movements like the ones you use in everyday life.
Your Workouts are designed to test your strength, speed and endurance but you almost always have an experienced Coach with you making sure you stay safe and injury free.
2. Is CrossFit good for weight loss?
The high-intensity workouts at CrossFit are great for burning calories and the harder you work, the more calories you’ll burn. As you increase your strength and endurance you’ll also be turning your body into a fat burning machine. Those who show up for CrossFit regularly can expect to see increases in body strength and muscle mass. As your body’s composition changes you will be able to burn fat and calories better than before you started.
However like any good fitness program, the key to success is what you do out side the gym, Diet etc.
Weather you want to lose weight, gain mussle or just get/ stay healthy you’re going to need to combine your exercise, no matter how intense it is, with good food. At Human Fitness we have a nutritional component that recommends you eat a variety of healthy foods suted to your workouts and your life style.
3. How many times a week?
There is a substantial difference in fitness results between those who train once or twice a week and those who train four to five times a week. This is not to say you should attend CrossFit every day as overtraining is counterproductive, but consistency is key, and with consistance come substainable results. It’s also important to ease your way into the CrossFit methodology over the first few weeks, listening to the coaches and letting your body get used to the intense nature of the workouts. Once you’ve acclimatised your body, you can start to really challenge and push yourself.
4. How should I start?
Unless you’re a already efficient with the CrossFit methodology and movement curriculum, you first need to find the right knowledgeable Coach, listen to him/ her and be opened minded. Expect to be challenged doing movements and lifts that you may have never done before. You should also be prepared to exert more energy than what you are used to.
There is a learning curve with CrossFit and you will need to go through the process of learning the corrrect mechanics and movement curriculum. Don’t be afraid to try new things and you’ll improve quicker than you might think possible.
5. How long does a class last?
A general class runs for 1 hour, with the workout lengths changing all the time along with the intended stimulus. Strength Focused to general conditioning.
6. Will it make me ripped?
If you want it to it will! Every body has the potential to be shaped and toned by their workouts but when you enter OUR GYM – Human Fitness you’ll notice not everyone has a fitness model physique.
Put in the hard work and you’ll definitely see results but set yourself small achieveable goals like losing a few kg’s to start off with. Remember, it’s all about the journey, this is a life style!
“Born to live, Built to move”
7. Is it safe?
The long and short of it is, YES! CrossFit is safe when performed correctly. This is what a qualified Coach is for, not to motivate but Coach, making sure you move safely and efficiently through the movements and exercises, avoiding injury.
At a quality training facility you will first under go an introductory phays, going through a learning curve, making sure you are moving in the right manner, building a base for sucsess.
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