What is it?
CrossFit is a combination of strength training, power-style weight lifting, endurance and speed training. It is designed for universal scalability – everyone from housewives to professional athletes can take part. It is a workout that can be customised according to your individual capabilities and goals.
Types of CrossFit exercises
- Powerlifts: bench press, squats and deadlifts
- Cardio: running, rowing, gymnastics
How tough is it?
Although CrossFit welcomes individuals of any fitness level and experience, it is a very intense and vigorous workout regime. If your goal is to lose weight, there are a variety of workouts you’ll need to do in order to get worthwhile results and CrossFit offers the type of exercise that will effectively burn fat. It is a tough but effective way to get fit fast. Although it really is for those who want to push themselves to the limit.
What equipment do I need?
Many of the CrossFit workouts require specific equipment. As a beginner you will be using a pull-up bar for upper body workout, an Olympic bar with weights for squats and deadlifts, dumbbells, kettle bells and medicine balls.
What are the disadvantages?
While CrossFit is a great way to get fit, it is a very broad non-specific method of exercising. If you have specific goals you want to achieve, like building muscle or running a marathon, it’s best to train specifically for those goals.
How do I get started?
CrossFit is becoming increasingly popular in Australia. As the demand grows, so will the business and you will find CrossFit personal trainers at the gym who will be able to properly advise you based on your personal goals.
To find out more about personal training courses visit onfit.com.au