Crossfit Training Gym Guide For A Complete Beginner

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Crossfit is a rigorous and challenging exercise program that focuses on functional movements that can be used in everyday life. This training style has become incredibly popular among health and fitness enthusiasts, but it can be hard to know where to start if you’re interested in trying Crossfit for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know about Crossfit training if you’re just getting started!

Getting Started

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First, you’ll need to decide whether you want to visit an actual gym or do everything at home. Everything depends on your budget. Both have pros and cons. With a gym membership, you have ready access to high-quality equipment and knowledgeable staff, but it can be costly and take time away from your other responsibilities. Doing your training at home has its advantages, it’s less expensive, more convenient, etc. But it also means you don’t have ready access to equipment or staff if something goes wrong with your workout.

What Are The Benefits?

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CrossFit gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It’s affordable, it’s adaptable, and you get an intense workout. And because you work out with other people, it’s less isolating than going to the gym or working out alone at home. Plus, if one thing is missing from your workouts, CrossFit can give you that thing. Want better endurance? There are CrossFit endurance classes where you alternate between running and rowing and lifting (lots of lifting). Want to do yoga? There are CrossFit classes that combine traditional yoga postures with CrossFit exercises so that they complement each other.

Do You Need Equipment?

You don’t need any specific equipment to get started with CrossFit, but some things will make your workouts more effective. Kettlebells and medicine balls are two great pieces of equipment that can help you strengthen your shoulders, arms, core, and back. A Jump Rope is a cheap but essential tool that will help you improve your agility and fitness level. Practicing pull-ups with the bar is another great way to build strength. If there aren’t pull-up bars at your gym, look online for cheap ways to set one up in your home.

What Type Of Lifting Shoes Do You Need?

If you are just getting started in CrossFit, purchasing lifting shoes can be an added expense and a confusing endeavor. The following two questions should help you decide which type of shoe will suit your needs best:  Do I want to squat? If you answered yes, you would like to purchase weightlifting shoes. What is my budget? With that information in mind, here are some of our favorite models on both ends of the spectrum that will allow for an excellent CrossFit workout.

Lift Like You’re Doing A Pullup

CrossFit is notorious for having challenging workouts, and rightfully so. You never know what you’re going to do on any given day—and that’s part of what makes it fun. But, if you’re just starting, make sure you’re smart about your training. Don’t go too hard during your first couple of weeks at CrossFit. You’ll want to ease into it and ramp up more slowly than you might have in other workout programs because it can take your body some time to get used to doing these exercises multiple times per week.

Final Lines

 It’s okay to be intimidated by CrossFit. There are lots of terms and exercises you’ve never seen before. If you’re not yet familiar with CrossFit, don’t let that deter you from pursuing a healthier lifestyle.

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