CrossFit Beginner's Guide: 8 Things to Know Before Starting! | Nerd Fitness
Breakdown of what you may see from coaches:
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Anyone can do it, but not everyone should do it.
The heart-pounding workouts, sense of community, and amazing results are what keep people coming back for more, but you can't truly know if it's right for you until you give it a go and see for yourself.
Crossfit might as well have its own dictionary.
A coach can make or break your experience.
Read their reviews, ask friends for referrals and see if you can try a class or two before you join to make sure it's a good fit.
Crossfit’s workouts can include powerlifting; gymnastics and calisthenic type activities like ring pull-ups and rope climbing; and often cardio in the form of running, cycling, or rowing. You can also expect stretches, push-ups, and a lot of other stuff.
A class will be centered around a WOD, or workout of the day. You will do a small subset of the above, and the goal could be improving your deadlift, or maybe a metabolic conditioning workout.
You can get a training session before starting classes. This will depend on your gym (your box) but some offer a free session to teach the techniques.
Boxes also let you sign up for a series of beginner-specific classes before you jump in with everybody else.
Bars come in a variety of weights, from 15 to 45 pounds, and those giant plates are available in sizes going down to 10 pounds.
That means the barbell has about the same shape and size no matter how heavy it is.
Any exercise can be a form of HIIT, if it follows a specific regimen where you vary your speeds and intensity when doing it.
HIIT workouts generally only last about 20 minutes, which makes them attractive for busy people (most of us).
A 20-Min HIIT home workout: