CrossFit exercise is of high intensity. This increases the level of fitness, power, and endurance. Because of this, you may get fatigued at times due to the intense workout. This calls for professional help, who will let you know the dos and don’ts.
There are some basic CrossFit exercises and they are done by the cross-fitters. It has been listed below:
Air Squat CrossFit Exercise
Air squats are referred to as bodyweight squats. In this type of CrossFit exercise, the person uses own body weight. You can feel it in your thighs when you are doing one. While doing a squat, there is a hip movement in up and down manner. You need to bend lower than your knee.
However, if you experience any pain, then there is some sort of error in your body posture. You always need to follow the rules while squatting. There can also be chances of muscle injury if you overdo it. So, Take a break! You can do air squats 3 times a week.
Overhead Squat CrossFit Exercise
This is a strength-building Crossfit exercise. This is quite hard in doing but is responsible for increased power, strength and agility. This form of exercise relieves the muscles. Although at first, it can be a bit wary and tuff to do, but later you become accustomed. It is also a great exercise for your spine and shoulders.
Shoulder press exercise helps you strengthen the muscle group in and around the shoulder. This exercise is great for front head muscles in the shoulder. Triceps workout is also achieved.
A Deadlift is also a weight training as that of an overhead squat, which is again a strength-building exercise. It is performed with a bar, kettlebells or barbell. In the case of a deadlift exercise, the weight is lifted and placed back on the ground. There are 3 types of grips, i.e. pronated, supinated and hook. The muscles involved are lower back muscles, finger flexors, hip joint muscles, knee joint muscles, torso, abdomen, back, hamstrings, quadriceps, arms, hips, forearms, and more.
There are many variations in performing deadlift:
- Sumo, and
- Trap bar deadlift.
Crossfitters perform this full-body movement exercise. This helps you develop your core strength, power, agility, balance, and coordination. This exercise is also referred to as Dynamax balls, the weight of these balls ranges between 4 – 30 pounds. You need to keep the ball close to your body while doing this exercise, the med-ball clean exercise can be of great help for those who are starting off with the weight lifting exercise. It can be a stepping stone for some and a regular exercise module for the professionals as well.
Just like push press Crossfit exercise, in push jerk, you will move 30% more weight overhead. The hip is the main body part that carries forward the exercise.