CrossFit is emerging as the new definition of a result giving fitness regime. Amid old school bodybuilding and weightlifting workouts, the CrossFit is revolutionizing workouts which come in a power pack intense exercise keeping your heart pumping in and out and simultaneously burning fat in lesser time.
Internationally, CrossFit has marked in as an effective form of High-Intensity power fitness (HIPT).
The workout regime majorly features dynamic exercise including:
- Kettlebells exercise
- Olympic Weightlifting
- Plyometric jumping
- Explosive body-weight movements
Here in this article, we will explore benefits associated with CrossFit and discuss how important the regime is for you.
1. Improves Physical Strength
Having several high-intensity and multi-joint Movements or (Compound movement) in the CrossFit can increase the strength and stamina of your muscle. Compound Movement or Multi-Joint exercises engage whole body muscles to perform the exercise. If you further add more weight to your workouts can further increase muscle gain adding more strain to your muscles.
CrossFit features lifting weights; Olympic weightlifting and resistance training are the things which can make you stronger.
According to Rich Fronting (“The Fittest Man in History”), there are 10 fundamental skills for everything we do in CrossFit which includes Cardiovascular/Respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance.
2. Burn some real calories for a toned up Body
CrossFit is a high-intensity power training (HIPT) which makes our body to use a large amount of Oxygen accomplishing the set of exercise. By increasing the intake of oxygen in the body, it improves aerobic fitness of the body at the same time burning a huge amount of calories in the process. There are some staple CrossFit workouts viz. burpees, muscle-ups, and handstands are some of the exercises which effectively work great improving your aerobic fitness.
3. Works Effectively in losing Weight
Weight Lose can’t necessarily be everyone’s prime goal that is coming for CrossFit as the regime itself includes compound movement which is one of the most significant and effective workouts for weight loss. As in part of the benefits, everything mentioned earlier increases lean muscle accumulation in the body as well as boost up metabolism contributing to reducing the body fat and burning more calories.
4. Improve Mobility
Unlike Yoga and Pilates which are traditional Mobility-Building practice, CrossFit is considered as one of the best exercises for improving mobility. Moving a muscle or muscle group through a range of motion (ROM) in the joint socket with Strength and Control can be counted as your Physical mobility. CrossFit features several such movements which increase ROM and Strength and thus increases your mobility.
5. Improve agility, Balance, and Flexibility
CrossFit workouts include several functional exercises or kind of exercise which mimic your every day’s movement. Functional Movement like squats, Kettlebells Swings, or overhead Presses can help you to improve agility, balance, and flexibility.
These functional movements not only strengthen your joints and muscles but also reduce the risk of getting injured providing a qualitative lifestyle to you. So keep devoting your every day’s exercise to CrossFit and see how to fit it can turn you into.