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.
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.
We all know that person. You know, the one who has immersed themselves in CrossFit training and just can’t seem to talk about anything else other than how it has changed their lives. CrossFit is now the fastest growing exercise trend in Sydney and it deserves at least some cursory exploration into the benefits its members enjoy and why they have to tell everyone about it.