CrossFit workouts are fairly new to the main stream fitness world. Although the routines have been around forever, most people have over-looked CrossFit workouts, concentrating on weight-lifting or cardio workouts, or both, but never combining the two in the same workout.
That is what CrossFit concentrates on, combining workouts that focus on pushing, pulling, rowing, swinging, lifting, and squatting, all while keeping your heart rate up as if you were working on cardio at the same time, because essence, that is exactly what you are doing.
The Training That CrossFit Mostly Focuses On
Olympic and Power-Styling Weight Training
Explosive Plyometic Exercises
Benefits of CrossFit Training
Cardio Respiratory Fitness
Muscle Strength and Endurance
The CrossFit workout is designed to prepare an individual’s body for the known and unknown, making the workout a great fit for the Police Academy, Military Special Operation Units, elite and professional athletes, tactical operation teams and now more recently, anyone who wants to take their body to a performance level it has never been before.
The combination of working out your muscles while working on carbio at the same time gives you an impact that you just don’t receive from lifting weights and resting in between sets or just sticking with working on cardio. The two combined activities forces you to focus on things like form and balance while your heart rate is raised and you are gasping for air. These CrossFit workouts will help you perform other stressful activities with much more focus for longer periods of time.
Also, unlike your typical weight-lifting workouts where you isolate one muscle group at a time, depending on what CrossFit workout you are doing for the day, you will most likely be targeting upper-body and lower-body muscles in some way shape or form without resting in between sets.
The body being at work constantly while working different muscles groups sometimes separately and sometimes all at once can take your workout to the next level and give your body gains you would not normally see in a conventional weight-lifting and or cardio workout. A CrossFit workout will benefit you greatly in other activities that you do. Weather you play basketball, football, practice MMA, run marathons, or even if you just have a job that causes a lot of stress on your body – whatever it is physically you do in your life, a CrossFit workout will help you accomplish your goals at a higher level. And since you are preparing for not only the known but also the unknown, you should be able to accomplish whatever life throws at you.