CrossFit is a form of high-intensity power fitness. A CrossFit workout may include a number of dynamic exercises including plyometric jumping, olympic weightlifting, dumbbell and kettlebell work, gymnastics and explosive bodyweight movements.
CrossFit is based on the principles of functional fitness, and aims to increase your work capacity over broad time and modal domains. The workouts are new every day, to ensure you never get bored and are constantly developing your skills and fitness.
So, what are the benefits of CrossFit?
1. Improved physical strength
The high-intensity, multi-joint movements in CrossFit help you to gain muscle stength and stamina. Because the workouts are always changing, you get plenty of variety and will be working different muscle groups each day. Here at CrossFit Play, our experienced and qualified coaches will help you learn weightlifting safely so that you can build strength that lasts a lifetime.
2. Improved aerobic capacity
In a CrossFit gym you’ll find lots of burpees, running, jumping and other high-intensity exercise. This type of training helps to increase your VO2 max, or the maximum amount of oxygen you can utilise during exercise.
3. Improve agility, balance and flexibility
CrossFit workouts are based around functional exercises that mimic movements you do in everyday life, or work to build the strength these movements require. Movements like squats, kettlebell swings, and overhead presses can help to improve agility, balance and flexibility.
Crucially, this kind of exercise can reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life as you age.
Ready to get started? Get in touch with us here at CrossFit Play so that we can guide you on your CrossFit journey - whether you are already fit or just starting to exercise for the first time, our experienced and qualified coaches are here to help you become your healthiest self!