When done on a regular basis, CrossFit workouts are one of the most effective ways of developing lean muscle tone and achieving a very high level of fitness in a short period of time. CrossFit works by increasing and optimizing athleticism in the ten recognized areas of fitness, these being cardio and respiratory endurance, strength, stamina, power, speed, flexibility, agility, coordination, accuracy and balance.
CrossFit workouts combine a variety of components which may include weight training using dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells, sprinting, climbing, throwing rubber tyres, jumping rope, rowing, and using medicine balls, pull-up bars and gymnastic rings. While the workout is intense, each element is short with an entire session typically lasting just fifteen to twenty minutes.
Not all of the above components will be used during the one session. Due to the wide range of activities and equipment that can be utilized during a workout, no two need ever be exactly the same.
Read on to find out more about Crossfit and if doing CrossFit workouts at home could be for you.