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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The Real Benefits of CrossFit

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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.

It is a highly effective calorie assassin

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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 »

Common Injuries in Crossfit And How to Manage Them

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Injuries are a significant consideration of any serious crossfit training. If you get them, you need to manage them correctly. If you have never had a serious injury, you want to do everything you can top prevent one. Some types of injury are heavily correlated to the type of training or sport. In this article, we examine the most common types of injuries encountered during crossfit training, how to prevent them and how to manage these injuries if you are unfortunate enough to be the recipient. These are the most commonly reported ailments:

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Crossfit. What is in it for you?

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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.

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Can I do CrossFit at home?

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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.

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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 »