General & Inclusive Fitness
While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.
Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.
Health Benefits of CrossFit Training
CrossFit Training and Weight Loss
Although most people start off doing steady state cardio exercises to lose weight, there has been research to show that high intensity training exercises can burn fat in a shorter time.
By following a CrossFit program you are able to make improvements in your body composition and this includes gaining muscle and losing weight (body fat) – according to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning from 2013.
CrossFit Training and Improved Heart Health
CrossFit exercises keep your heart rate elevated throughout the entire workout. This will increase your endurance especially since CrossFit workouts have been shown to elevate your heart rate to 90 per cent of your maximal heart rate. (According to a study from the American Council on Exercise).
CrossFit Training and Improved Joint Mobility
Due to the functional movements and variety of exercises in CrossFit you will see improved joint mobility in your body. By learning the proper way to lift weights you will also lower the risk of injury in your everyday activities.
CrossFit Training and Improved Overall Health
There are 10 major domains of fitness that CrossFit concentrates on and these include strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, speed, power, balance, agility endurance and accuracy. By focusing on all of these different areas and the vast combinations of exercise movements, CrossFit will give a complete transformation to your overall health.
CrossFit Training and Intensity
Since CrossFit workouts contain short intense workouts that are fast paced, they push your body close to its maximal effort. This has the obvious health benefits attached to it but it also allows you to develop the determination and motivation to complete challenging tasks.
CrossFit Training and Time Efficiency
As we mentioned earlier, the intensity of a CrossFit workout means that a session could last from around 15 to 20 minutes at near maximal effort. This means you will get your workout done faster while still burning more calories than the standard workout in the same time.
If you’ve been bored with the same old workout routine then try the versatility of a CrossFit workout and experience these health benefits today.