Crossfit has just recently become popular and it is the most talked about topic in fitness, all around the world. While some love it, some hate it. But, what crossfit is exactly? It is a mix of paleo diet, lots of hard workouts and lots of repetitions. Obviously, crossfit is not for everyone. Those who have tried it, say that it is the best way to sweat and that it is really demanding. Furthermore, they say that crossfit is not as scary as it is often portrayed and that it is a great way to lose weight, become stronger and have fun while doing it.
Crossfit is done in groups (which is great because every person gets the needed support) and most of the people who have returned to doing it, have done so because of the results. If you are thinking about trying crossfit, here are some things you need to know before you start:
Anyone can do it, but it is not for everyone
Crossfit can be quite hard, especially for those who have not exercised in last couple of months or those who are overweight. However, crossfit experts say that everyone can do it, but it can be too much for some. When it comes to working out, people tend to stick to workouts they enjoy, so if you don’t like crossfit, try something else.
If you have tried starting with crossfit, but you were faced with lots of words that appear out of context – you are not the only one. Crossfit has its own “language” and we have explained below some of the most used terms:
Box – box is a name for a crossfit gym
WOD – short for “workout of the day”. WODs are posted on the whiteboard in the gym or on the site of the gym
AMRAP – short for “as many rounds as possible”. This means that you should repeat a series of workouts as many times as possible within the timeframe determined by your coach.
Benchmarks of WODs are named after women.
Finding a good coach is important
One of the things you should do before joining a crossfit box is to do your research until you find the right gym for you. There are lots of things you could do before joining a crossfit box: read online reviews, ask your friends about it or simply go to see a class or two.
Injuries do happen
Most of the people believe that they can easily get hurt while doing crossfit, luckily, this is far from the truth. Actually, injuries are very rare when it comes to crossfit, but still injuries do happen.
Who is more into crossfit – men or women?
Crossfit is often believed to be “a man’s world”, but the statistics show that around 60 percent of all people doing crossfit are women.
It can be expensive
Depending on the crossfit box, one month membership can be anywhere from $100 up to $300, so it is quite expensive, but it is well worth the money.