Many people have heard of Crossfit workouts, but don’t really know what it is or what to expect if they went to a class. We want to make you feel welcomed into our Crossfit community here at Texas Fitness.
To bring everyone up to speed, Crossfit’s workouts can include powerlifting or Olympic style weightlifting; 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…
If you take a class, it will be centered around a WOD, or workout of the day. You won’t do all of the above, but only a small subset. Perhaps the goal of the workout is improving your deadlift, or maybe it’s a metabolic conditioning (“metcon”) workout that alternates cardio with full-body strength movements so you’re working on multiple types of fitness at the same time.
WOD, or workout of the day is an integral part of the Crossfit experience. In this article, Danielle gives readers the “Top 10 Things No One Tells You Before Starting Crossfit.” This is one of her tips:
No two days are the same. I can guarantee you that no two days will ever be the same. From the warm up to the WOD, each day will be different. […] That’s what makes people come back. When people go to a gym they often start off with 30 minutes cardio and then go do a few bicep curls and lunges and then leave. They then do this every single day. CrossFit is completely different, its always changing, and the change is what people love. The change is what keeps people from getting bored.
Crossfit is a great mixture of a variety of exercises that become familiar, but each training session is different. You won’t be stuck in a workout rut or plateau. The video below gives some tips that will help your Crossfit training be successful.
Tie up your laces, and make your way to your nearest Crossfit gym. Your life and body will change for the better.