Crossfit gym Sydney

CrossFit – Sydney’s Fastest Growing Fitness Community

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Anyone walking into a CrossFit gym in Sydney for the first time usually does a quick double take and wonders what it is that they have just walked into. CrossFit is still relatively new in Sydney and for people seeking information about this new fitness trend they have heard about, there is often a few seconds of bewilderment while they digest what CrossFit is and the sort of training that happens in classes.

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4 CrossFit Exercises You Probably Haven’t Tried but Should

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Anyone who has been doing CrossFit for a while knows that one of the primary foundations behind CrossFit as a concept is to do exercises that are varied so that your body never really gets the chance to learn how to cheat as it is put under stress. Athletes who train for one exercise like cycling or swimming become adept at that exercise because their body learns that muscle movement and develops the muscle groups for that exercise.

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Over time and with sufficient training the body learns how to perform that exercise by placing less overall stress on the athlete which can sometimes diminish fitness outcomes. Here are 4 exercises developed by A Sydney CrossFit gym that you probably have not tried and are will deliver great results. Read the rest of this entry »

CrossFit and Kids – Is it Beneficial and how young is too young?

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Opinions on the benefits of the crossfit training programme for children and the appropriate age at which children should start training are as contrasting as opinions on education for children. At their most extreme, these views can be as divisive as any of the choices parents will make for development of their children and the activities they choose to pursue.

Crossfit for kids is also widely seen as a very under-developed market within the industry. Given that there are potential commercial opportunities that may unduly influence and cloud the message around the health benefits of this training, crossfit for kids has become a sensitive topic for professionals and parents of would be attendees.

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Crossfit and Injury Management

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The last thing you want at any stage on your crossfit journey is an injury. A serious injury will, at best, halt your progress while you undergo rest and rehabilitation for that injury while the worst case scenario could mean a permanent end to your training or an ongoing hindrance that stays with you forever. Luckily, most injuries encountered in crossfit training are easily managed provided the individual exercises common sense and gets the right advice from professional trainers and medical practitioners in the at the time of injury and throughout the recovery process.

Obviously the best strategy in managing injury is prevention. Unfortunately, this is also where the most scope for improvement lies amongst most participants. We asked one of the most well-respected crossfit trainers in Sydney his view on injury prevention and management. This was his advice: Read the rest of this entry »

Finding the Right CrossFit Gym in Sydney

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CrossFit gyms are popping up all over Sydney and you have heard enough to convince you it’s something you would like to do. But what do you need to consider when you are selecting one to join? Remember, not all CrossFit Gyms are created equal so take your time to find the one that is right for you. Here are a few things to look out for:

Equipment – check out the variety of equipment on offer. Are they kept in a reasonable condition? Are they well organised on the floor to allow easy access and do they have enough for all the participants in the class? Is there a good range of equipment to get a total body workout without doing the same exercises every class? Read the rest of this entry »