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9 Reasons You Should Try CrossFit

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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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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Boredom does not exist

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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 is hardcore

Anyone can do it, but not everyone should do it.

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Crossfit Lingo

Crossfit might as well have its own dictionary. 

  • Box: Crossfit gyms are called "boxes."
  • WOD: Stands for Workout Of the Day. This changes daily and is typically posted on a white board before class or on the Box's website.
  • AMRAP: As many rounds as possible in an allotted time that is given by the coach.
  • Various names of people you don't know: There are several benchmark WODs in Crossfit that are named after women (Helen, Fran, and Mary, for example).
How to find a good coach

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.

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Any exercise can be a form of HIIT, if it follows a specific regimen where you vary your speeds and intensity when doing it.
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  • Jogging light...
HIIT home workout

HIIT workouts generally only last about 20 minutes, which makes them attractive for busy people (most of us).
A 20-Min HIIT home workout:

  1. Dynamic Warm-up
  2. Bodyweight Squats
  3. Push-ups
  4. Star Jacks (or other dynamic exercises)
  5. Inverted Row (or other pull exercises)
  6. Plank (or other core exercises).
  7. A stretching to cool down.