Crossfit seems to be the buzzword of the fitness industry at the moment. I have friends who go to Crossfit classes who rave about it, I see it mentioned constantly on social media posts and I see people in magazines showing off their svelte, toned figures who swear it has transformed their lives. It’s easy to assume it’s just another fad – remember how big aerobics was in the 80’s? But when I hit my 40’s and couldn’t shift the spare tyre from around my waist the way I used to, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.
While the short answer to this question is yes, there are some very good reasons to not abandon the Box exclusively for CrossFit training. We will show you some good CrossFit exercises than can be done at home to accompany your gym workouts and will go into detail as to why it is worth attending classes instead of undertaking your own CrossFit regime at home.
CrossFit Exercises for the home.
Use any combination of the following for a workout.
Do as many reps as you can in a minute. Have a maximum of 1 minute’s rest between each exercise.
Repeat as many times as you can.
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 »
Speaking to any Crossfit devotee almost requires you learn a whole new language. But if you don’t want to show yourself as a novice when you walk into a box (read on if you don’t know what that means) then get yourself acquainted with the vernacular. Following is a list of common abbreviations that you will hear all across Sydney Crossfit gyms.
AMRAP – As Many Rounds (or Reps) As Possible to be performed within a set amount of time.
ATG – Ass to Grass. Used to describe a full Depth Squat. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s been a lot of hype around CrossFit for mostly good reasons.
Over the years, the high-intensity body and strength training system has gained much popularity amongst fitness experts and enthusiasts, professional athletes, personal trainers and doctors.
The simplest answer is that this body conditioning and training discipline serves as a fast and effective alternative to fancy workout programs that come at great costs and with trivial results.
“Hiring a personal trainer is a service for the elites or a well off practice.”
This is what most of us believe. However, contrary to this common idea, personal trainers today specialise in all forms of health and fitness and come in a variety of price points.
You don’t have to shell out way too many dollars to get in shape and reach your fitness goals using the help of a personal trainer.