The workout craze known as CrossFit was invented in 1995 by Greg Glassman, who then started the fitness company in 2000. Despite the fact that the sport is still in its infancy when compared to other sports, an interest from big time sponsors has helped it explode onto the fitness scene. The first CrossFit games were held in 2007, and the winner was rewarded $500. Now, the games are televised and prize money has increased to $275,000, a true testament to how involved people have become in the sport. So what’s all the hype about? You’ll learn all about the core exercises of CrossFit, the philosophy behind the sport and even get some sample workouts from these 18 blogs.
There are all sorts of CrossFit lingo and jargon that can leave a newbie CrossFitter confused, so it’s important to get a grasp of the basics when you begin the sport. For example, you need to know that each CrossFit workout has a WOD, or “Workout of the Day.” Workouts are typically comprised of functional movements that mimic movements people do in everyday life, just amped up a little bit. You can learn all about the core movements in CrossFit by reading these six blogs.
The philosophy of Crossfit has been ridiculed and compared to that of a cult. However, it’s also been praised for its sense of community. Read through these six blogs to get different perspectives on the philosophy behind CrossFit.
Crossfit programs and trainers can be more expensive than going to a regular gym, but those people that have tried it believe that it’s well worth the investment. If you are worried about spending the money to join a CrossFit gym, you may want to try out some of the workouts ahead of time so you know if it’ll be worth it to you. These six blogs have examples of CrossFit workouts, and some will even explain how to lower the intensity for beginners. Try it and see what you think!
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