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9 Reasons You Should Try CrossFit

It's a culture and community

Individuals experiencing real challenges and providing endless support for one another quickly become a family, not just a class.

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9 Reasons You Should Try CrossFit

9 Reasons You Should Try CrossFit

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It's a challenge

Many of us stray away from stepping out of our comfort zone, leaving our lives and bodies in a stagnant state.

CrossFit can provide a challenge both mentally and physically.

You will see results

If you commit to regular attendance to CrossFit, your strength will improve. Your endurance will improve. Your overall health will improve, as will your bodily aesthetics.

It creates empowerment

When you complete workouts you didn't deem possible, you'll discover a new meaning to the word intensity in all facets of life.

It's a culture and community

Individuals experiencing real challenges and providing endless support for one another quickly become a family, not just a class.

Workout with a purpose

By not specializing in any one area and working on all of them instead, CrossFit provides one of the best overall fitness experiences for creating a better quality of life.

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There's always room for growth

It's simply impossible to master the sport of fitness. 

You can always progress to lifting a little heavier, moving a bit faster, or learning a new skill.

CrossFit: an intense means of meditation
With a clock counting down, standards to adhere to, and reps to remember, your brain will put a massive barrier, making it hard to think about anything outside of the present.

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Crossfit

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A training session

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.

The barbells

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.

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The real benefits

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Home exercises can help

It's tough to build a lot of strength or otherwise make progress without the incremental weights you find at a gym, but a few inexpensive home tools and specific movements can go a long way.

It is important to ensure that you prioritize compound movements that work muscle systems, not individual muscles. You'll get a lot more done in less time if you focus on bigger movements - squat, bench, deadlift, row, overhead press.

Lower and upper body movements

Goblet squats and squat jumps are great for your lower body when you only have dumbbells. You could also try lunge variations, split squats, step-ups, and deadlift variations.

For your upper body, you could do some chest presses, pushups, row variations, curls, tricep extensions or pullups (if you have a pullup bar installed in a doorway.)

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