Is Crossfit good for you?
Let’s figure out what “CrossFit” is.
CrossFit is a branded fitness regimen that includes a strength and conditioning workout made up of functional movement performed at a high-intensity level.
CrossFit combines strength training, explosive plyometrics, speed training, Olympic- and power-style weight lifting, kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, gymnastics, and endurance exercise.
By doing this, CrossFit targets what it calls the major components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory fitness, stamina, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy.
Training the CrossFit way requires you to work out 3 to 5 days per week.
CrossFit workouts typically combine explosive exercises done in a circuit format: One exercise follows right after the next, with very little rest in between.
CrossFit exercises involve the whole body and include pushing, pulling, running, rowing, and squatting.
It’s crucial to do it smartly.
Because a high-intensity level means overload for the whole body. And if you are a beginner and just want to fit up your body, it’s best to fight the temptation to start with an actual high-intensity level.
Weight training without proper technique is harmful for joints, not suitable for people with medical conditions and senior age.
There’s nothing wrong with the core movements that make up Crossfit workouts, and reveling in a practice that’s actually hard, in a communal atmosphere, is a perfectly viable kind of exercise. But it gets a lot less feasible when that collaborative atmosphere is shaming you into doing dangerous lifts as rapidly as possible or struggling through workouts so far beyond your conditioning level that your internal organs are at risk.
How to prepare your body for Crossfit Training
Our suggestion is to start your journey with a qualified trainer and first few months work out with your own body weight under supervision.