CrossFit is an intense form of exercise that was initially used to train candidates entering the police academy and tactical teams and operations, special military training programs and operations, martial arts training, as well as other forms of elite, professional athletics. CrossFit has gained immense popularity worldwide, and is implemented in fitness programs across the globe.
CrossFit is not only designed to keep an individual fit and healthy, but is designed to train him to combat and face any kind of physically demanding situation. A CrossFit workout would have you incorporating elements from extremely high and low-intensity physical training, at regular intervals, some weightlifting and powerlifting, plyometrics, gymnastics, calisthenics, and other specialty forms of exercises.
Usually, it is available as a separate workout program in any of your regular gymnasiums, or you could speak about hiring a personal trainer to help you with your CrossFit exercises, based on your body type, weight, etc.
Advantages or benefits of CrossFit
Energy boost - If you need two cups of coffee to wake you up in the morning, then ten minutes of CrossFit is all you need to give you a five-hour energy boost. CrossFit combines intense amounts of fast-paced exercises, such as burpees, squats, jumping jacks and a jog, all within a 15 minute time span, which is equivalent to about 30 minutes of normal workout. It keeps you alternating between each of these exercises continuously, without a break in-between, over that span of time.
Reach your goals sooner - CrossFit involves high-intensity workout routines in small intervals of time, which requires double amounts of your strength, energy levels and effort than what you would need to put in at your regular workouts at the gym. And unlike workouts at the gym, where you can sneak in a cheat rep or take longer-than-necessary breaks in-between workouts, there is no cheat sheet in CrossFit. There are no breaks and the fact that you're maxing out all of your energy and effort levels, is going to get you to your fitness goals faster.
Shorter workout time, no monotony - If you are one of those people who hate staring at the wall, while sleepwalking for half an hour on the treadmill, then CrossFit is just what you need to burn double the amount of calories, in half the time, without yawning of boredom. With CrossFit, you are finished in a matter of 15-20 minutes, because of the high amounts of intensity and effort.