Is CrossFit Right For You 0
in Fit on the Side Workouts

Is CrossFit Right For You

is crossfit right for you
Is CrossFit right for you. In the past few years, hard hitting, high energy workouts like CrossFit have been gaining in popularity. It’s no wonder really, since they can be a great compliment to those with A+ personalities who are looking for an intense workout and complete body transformation. If done correctly and consistently, they provide great results and they can be a fantastic challenge for anyone who is looking for something more. Since the results can be dramatic and awe inspiring, it’s very easy to get caught up in the hype of these fast pace, total body workout classes.
blogger
is crossfit right for you

IS CROSSFIT RIGHT FOR YOU

What is it all about. “Promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and also as a competitive fitness sport, CrossFit workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman and other exercises.” -Wikipedia. So as you see, this is a hardcore workout that’s geared at making you fit.  It is also a workout geared to pushing yourself to the limit, every single time, which can significantly increase your chances of injury.

Who should or shouldn’t try it. As CrossFit instructors like to say, anyone can do this workout because scalability to individual ability is a core component of the workout. While I’m a firm believer that everyone should try new things and step outside of their comfort zones, I also believe that you should be prepared for what you are getting into. Sure, there are some superheroes among us, but for most people, jumping off a couch to run a marathon is just not realistic.  Let’s be honest. Especially if you are a beginner, it’s much harder to injure yourself doing weights at the gym or riding your bike. High speed of movements, combined with heavy weights and training till exhaustion is a great recipe for injury. Also, if you are training for a specific sport, then that’s what you need to focus on because CrossFit is for generalists and not specialists. If you are one of those people who prefers working out alone, then the very strong CrossFit community component may not be right for you either. That being said, if you are looking for camaraderie, teamwork and competition, then you are probably in the right place.

How to get started? Of course, some gyms are better than others and not all instructors are created equal. Before trying out a CrossFit class, make sure that the instructor is certified and experienced. It is the instructor’s job to help you maintain form, modify exercises and keep everyone safe. Keep in mind, however, that you know your body and how far it can go. There’s a fine line between pushing yourself (which is good and even something you should do) and getting to the point of injury. Speak up and let your instructor know if something isn’t feeling right, so they can give you modifications. As with every workout, form is everything and shouldn’t be sacrificed for speed or weight. You increase your chance of injury when you get sloppy.
is crossfit right for you

So if you think that this is a workout you’d like to try, I say go for it. Like with everything else, you have to go in with your eyes wide open and speak up if you have any questions or concerns. I would also say that it’s a good idea to go to a few different gyms because each one will have it’s own strengths and weaknesses. Most gyms offer free introductory classes, which gives you a chance to decide if a particular gym feels right for you. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, working out should be fun!

Have you ever taken or are you thinking about taking a CrossFit class?

 

*For more on is CrossFit right for you follow me on instagram and pinterest*
blogger

You Might Also Like

Best Stretches For Relaxation

The Importance Of Stretching In Style

September Ab Challenge Week Two

What To Look For In A Smoothie

Why Is Exercise So Important

How To Make Exercise A Habit

Best Stretches For Runners

What To Do When You Plateau

My Gym Bag Essentials

Best Exercises To Tone Your Glutes

Your Summer Fitness Guide

How To Feel Good About Your Body

Why Should You Meditate

What Is Pilates

September Ab Challenge Week One

Traveling With A Sensitive Stomach

What To Eat Pre And Post Workout

Best Travel Workout

Theraband Workout

How To Alleviate Back Pain

How To Wear Athleisure

Post Workout Beauty Hacks

Urban Hiking The New Workout

No Gym Arm Workout

Cute Workout Gear For Every Body Shape

How To Come Back After An Injury

Ballet For Fitness: Is Back In Style

Your Guide To Killer Abs

5 Stretches To Do Before Bed

Cold Weather And Muscle Pain

How To Incorporate Exercise Into Everyday

All About Pilates

Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

A Beginners Guide To Gym Equipment Part 2

Caffeine And Working Out

How Breathing Can Improve Your Workout

How To Easily Get Fit And Healthy

Your Workout Motivation

How To Deal With Muscle Cramps

How To Be Healthy Without Trying

Yoga VS Pilates Which One Is For You

Muscle Imbalance And Knee Pain

Exercise And Your Skin

5 Day Workout Plan Part 2

September Ab Challenge Week Four

Best Stretches Pre And Post Swim

Everyone Can Learn To Love Exercise

Summer Health And Beauty

How To Increase Flexibility

How To Be A Better Athlete

5 Day Workout Plan Part 1

Fitness Myths Debunked

Why You Shouldn’t Weigh Yourself

Top 5 Fitness Posts of 2015

How To Increase Your Endurance

How To Relieve Joint Pain

Run Better With These Easy Tips

How To Increase Your Bust Size

Best Complimentary Activity For Your Workout.

Why You Are Not Losing Weight

How To Treat Sore Muscles

How To Stay Healthy For The Holidays

Tips On Working Out In Summer Months

Succeed At Working Out

What You Should Know About Fitness

Why You Need To Cool Down Post Workout

Best Exercises If You Do Manual Labour

Free Weights VS Machines

The Only Diet You Need Is Balance

Why Should Women Lift Weights

Best Foods To Give You Energy

Best Low Impact Workouts

Why What You Wear To The Gym Matters

Stay Fit And Healthy For The Holidays

Pocket Fitness Guides

How To Improve Your Posture

5 Cardio Myths Debunked

How To Incorporate Pilates Into Everyday

Morning Stretches True North Fitness Guide

Underactive Thyroid And Weight Loss

Muscle Imbalance And Back Pain

Why Not Drinking Enough Water Can Make You Fat

5 Best Abdominal Exercises

Is being thin enough

Best Arm Exercises For Summer 2015

How To Eat Healthy Without Trying

Great Metabolism Myths

How To Choose The Best Running Shoes

6 Best Exercises For Runners

Do I Really Need To Workout

Top 10 Songs For The Gym

Shoulder Stretches

Why Do We Focus On Weight

A Fool Proof Easy Way To Lose Weight

What To Do Post Workout

Your Must Do Morning Workout

Can Food Really Burn Fat

Eat Carbs And Lose Weight

7 Times It Is Okay To Skip A Workout

September Ab Challenge Recap

Sports Drinks VS Water

Which Style Of Yoga Is Best For You

When To Listen To Your Body

FitWise Straight Talk About Getting Fit And Healthy

Best Exercises For A Desk Job

Diet And Fitness Tips You Need To Ignore

5 Daily Habits That Hurt Your Health

The Truth About Abs

Talk Fitness With An Expert

Fitness Terms You Should Know

How To Speed Up Weight Loss

Best Recipes For Food Sensitivities

Killer Abs Ball Workout

Is Running Bad For Your Knees

Best Exercises If You Are On Your Feet All Day

Why You Should Take A Dance Class Now

How To Feel Confident When Working Out

Losing Weight In Your 40s

Lean Greens Review

Are you Over Exercising

Ballet Inspired Leg Workout

How To Actually Lose Weight

Everything You Need To Be A Runner

How To Keep Gym Clothes Fresh

Why You Are Doing Your Ab Workout All Wrong

The Importance Of Cross Training

Hit The Gym In Style

10 Easy Ways To Get More Fit

Best Warmup For Your Workout

Best Headphones For Working Out

Can I Lose Weight And Still Eat Sweets

Pros And Cons Of The Elliptical

Best Exercises For a Toned Back

How To Choose A Personal Trainer

How To Buy Workout Clothes

20 Minute Workout By FitWise

How to Stick With Your Diet When No One Wants You To

How To Start Running

Get Fit The Easy Way

How To Cut 500 Calories A Day Without Exercise

Natural Energy Drinks

How To Maximize Your Gym Time

What Is Your Perfect Workout

How To Work With A Personal Trainer

Tips On Getting And Staying Fit In 2016

How Important Is A Warmup

All About Your Knees

Killer Foam Roller Ab Workout

Toning VS Bulking Up

Ultimate Foot Guide And How To Relieve Foot Pain

How To Curb Emotional Eating

Working Out Diet And Your Period

Why Exercise Is Good For Your Skin

Home Gym Must Haves

Get Fit While Watching TV

At Home Quickstart Workout

How To Keep Your Diet On Track

Staying Fit When You Have No Time

Fitness Fanatics Shopping Guide

Should You Exercise When You Are Sick

How To Ease Sciatic Pain

Best Gifts For The Fitness Lover

How To Get Your Diet Back On Track

Working Out After 40

How To Strengthen Your Bones

Your At Home Workout Routine

What Is The Deal With All These Diets

Benefits Of Walking

Stretching Mistakes You Might Be Making

Why Do I Need To Stretch My Calves

Treadmill Running Charts

Why Your Workout Suddenly Feels Hard

How To Love Your Body

20 Minute Workout From FitWise

How To Buy The Best Running Shoes

Wrist Exercises For Bloggers

How To Maintain Weight Loss

The Basics Of Hip Stretches

How To Workout In The Morning

How To Get A Shapely Butt

What To Eat Before A Party

Best Stretches If You Sit At A Desk All Day

European Travel Italy

Running Outdoors in Winter

When You Don’t Have Time To Workout

How To Deal With Bloating

How To Detox Your Body Naturally

How To Have Energy After Lunch

8 Ways To Learn To Love Running

Is Training Harder Better

Beginners Guide To Gym Equipment Part 1

7 Healthy Morning Habits for Looking And Feeling Your Best

High Impact VS Low Impact

How Much Weight Can You Lose In A Month

September Ab Challenge Week Three

Should I Use A Heart Rate Monitor

Muscle Imbalances And Upper Body Pain

Foods That Reduce Stress

Muscle Pain VS Injury

11 Most Common Workout Mistakes

6 Tips To Stop Bloating

Tips For Getting Back To The Gym

Why Is Sitting Too Much So Bad

October Fashion Beauty And Fitness Picks

How To Become A Runner

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Exercising

How To Boost Your Metabolism

4 Ways To Turn Your Walk Into A Workout

Diet Foods To Avoid

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

How To Deal With A Bad Workout

Must Do Morning Stretches

Health Fitness And My Thyroid

What If I Hate The Gym

FitWise A Sneak Peek

How To Make A Short Workout Count

How To Stay Healthy In Winter

Foot And Ankle Exercises

How To Know If You Are Exercising Too Much

How To Feel Confident About Your Diet

The Truth About Protein Shakes

Losing Weight In 2017

10 Comments

  1. These are interesting, thanks for sharing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    ♥♥♥

    1. My pleasure, thanks for stopping by!
      xo

  2. Right for me, yes, I need it!!!!

    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    My Facebook

    1. Ha!!! That sounds awesome!
      xo

    1. Thank you!
      xo

  3. I see it as a too intense activity for me. Running, aerobics and yoga are my cup of tea.
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

    1. I’m with you on that but I have tons of friends who swear by it…so mayyybbeee!
      xo

  4. I practice cross fit 3 times a week since 2 years ago and love it!
    xox
    borka
    http://www.chicfashionworld.com

    1. That’s so amazing, you must be incredibly fit!
      xo

Comments are closed.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close