Body Building Exercise – Crossfit

Posted By: Stella Pike | May 28, 2017

CrossFit is known as “the sport of fitness”. CrossFit regimens are created to improve the entire areas of whole-body fitness, which includes agility, cardiovascular health, flexibility, power and more. CrossFit regimens are made to be accessible, which meets the necessities of people from different walks of life, and they are also made to be adaptable so that no two workouts are the same.

Crosfit Exercise

Some workout regimens have earned as much consideration as the CrossFit craze, with wild-eyed supporters advertising the benefits on the other side and opposing decriers insulting the workout on the other. So, what shall a neutral individual believe? Same as with life’s many debates, the answer is a bit from column A and a bit from column B.

Crossfit Pros:

  • Difficulty – HIIT or high-intensity interval training is a highly efficient and effective method to enhance muscle strength and cardiovascular stamina. CrossFit’s greatest influence to the industry of fitness is putting emphasis on high-intensity interval training, which is not amply highlighted in the past.
  • Nutrition – CrossFit stresses the significance of healthy nutrition as a part of its fitness plan, especially Paleo diet. This is greatly missing in other programs/systems.
  • Community – Peer support boosts participation consistency. CrossFit is great when it comes to making everybody feel welcome and in building community. All fitness levels and including all ages are very welcome to join any CrossFit gym and partake to the best of their capability in the exercise of the day.
  • Affordability – CrossFit gyms are fairly cheap to outfit (using minimal high-tech gears) and are scalable. This reason alone makes CrossFit great for individuals with different income levels, which is a great factor.
  • Portability – CrossFitters know how to utilize their body weight to make challenging workout routines anytime and anywhere. So there is no any excuse not having a good workout in, even if you are constantly travelling and cannot go to the gym or if you are busy with the kids to do a proper workout.

Crossfit Cons:

  • Frequent Injury –CrossFit rate of injuries is significantly higher as compared to other fitness programs. Tendon and muscles ruptures, rhabdomyolysis and herniated disks are not unusual.
  • Challenging Technique – Proper exercise form is difficult to master, and since a lot of CrossFit moves are from gymnastics and Olympic weight lifting, it is extremely vital to do the moves according to proper mechanical form. CrossFit specialists strongly agree that having good form is a crucial factor to an effective and safe workout; however, the fact is most people do not always follow instructions.
  • Peer Pressure –The bad side of a “strong community” that inspires participation is that very community might drive participants to take part in dangerous exercise practices. Sometimes, CrossFit trainers encourage individuals to lift heftier weights than they feel comfortable with so they can push them to be stronger. There is a line between healthy inspiration to challenge oneself and dangerously lifting heavy weights.

The Bottom Line

CrossFit must be carefully approached, though it offers some great High Intensity interval training and nutrition standards that can improve one’s health. If you love strength training (as compared to yoga and cardio) and like fellowship but can repel the temptation to drive yourself to the injury zone, and then maybe CrossFit is for you.