You hear a lot of hype around CrossFit and how it has changed various people’s approach to exercise and how it has had such a positive impact on their life, but rarely are these stories about women. This article examines the possible benefits that CrossFit could deliver to the female participant and whether the CrossFit program has any real advantage, or disadvantage to any other exercise framework.
Sydney CrossFit gym, CrossFit 2010 actively targets females in their marketing campaigns and boasts a 50% female membership, which is rare for any box. So why would women looking to change their exercise strategy, or commence a new regime consider CrossFit?
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider CrossFit if you are a woman: Read the rest of this entry »
You can become a certified CrossFit trainer / coach in a weekend. Just because you have a CrossFit certification does not make you a great CrossFit coach. CrossFit has developed a bit of a reputation as an injury prone pursuit which is probably unfair. The stark reality is that there are some CrossFit trainers who are putting their class participants at risk because they are unqualified. CrossFit by nature is a program with a wide range of workout routines and a lot of scope for experienced trainers to enhance it with their own valuable routines and stamp it with their own personal brand. If you are looking at embarking on a CrossFit journey, the most important decision you make will be the box you choose to train at. Read the rest of this entry »
CrossFit has attracted a lot of attention in the fitness industry since it was incepted and developed over the last few years. Some of the hype has come from new participants who have seen staggering benefits over relatively short periods of time and have then shared the program to family and friends wanting to know what their secret was.
CrossFit has also attracted some negative attention about how easy it is to injure yourself and how it loses muscle mass and strength. Much of the controversy surrounding CrossFit as an exercise is largely a direct result from participants or some instructors misusing the program. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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 »
One of the most overlooked influences in being a top CrossFit athlete is diet and nutrition. Some athletes seem to think you can exercise a bad diet away. For the very elite CrossFit athletes, diet is as big a part of their regime as the workouts and all of the other physical aspects in CrossFit participation. We asked Sydney CrossFit Trainer Karl Robertson for his views on what he believes constitutes a good CrossFit diet.
Ask any personal trainer what the biggest threat to an individual getting themselves into peak physical shape and the most common answer you will hear will be motivation. It is hard to get motivated to train if the only person who needs to stick to the regime is yourself. More to the point when you are starting to train hard and place your body under stress, unless you are a particular type of person who thrives on this physical discomfort, it is also easier to slack off and not train as hard. The only person watching you and judging you is yourself.
If you are a CrossFit regular, you will know the importance of warming up properly before your core WOD. Hopefully, you are not one of the unfortunate athletes to truly know the effects of engaging in vigorous CrossFit workouts without a good warm up. If you are, you probably know what it feels like to spend a good deal of your training time injured. Many participants and trainers too often overlook the important warm up phase before the main workout begins. Make no mistake, this is dangerous.