For those of you who haven’t heard, there is a new, super intense workout program that is becoming all the rage among fitness fanatics and anyone interested in becoming lean and mean. Well, maybe not so much ‘mean’ but it is a grueling and intense program. It’s called CrossFit.
Just watching people do CrossFit makes you tired, it is a unique blend of “movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, weightlifting, and carrying odd objects; using barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and many bodyweight exercises.” In short, it is possibly one of the most intense workouts that you could ever imagine.
Workouts typically don’t last much longer than 20 minutes per session, but they are intense and make use all the different movements of the body, and are truly physically draining. CrossFit has described its programs as constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement, pushing limits on many different fitness plains.
To give yourself a taste of what crossfit would be like. How many pull ups can the average person do? Maybe 10 or 12 (now remember this is average), some people, who couldn’t even imagine doing one pull up, now have the capacity to do 60+. That’s an astronomical improvement. But that is the power of crossfit.
So for those of you who are set on becoming fit, but haven’t yet committed to any type of workout program, you may just want to check CrossFit out. You will be able to challenge yourself in so many different ways, that it will almost seem crazy. However, the improvement is real and the pain all pays off in the end when you have reached new levels of fitness and self mastery.
You may as well give CrossFit a shot, you will not regret trying it for a little, especially if your aim is to become as fit as possible.
Here’s just a short video: