CrossFit articles and guides to help you understand the world of CrossFit, how to get started and what you can expect.
An introductory guide to the world of CrossFit. A controversial fitness movement taking the world by storm but producing some of the most well-rounded athletes the world by storm.
CrossFit is taking the world by storm and establishing itself as an independent sport in it's own right - the sport of fitness. Credited with creating the 'fittest on earth' the CrossFit methodology is one built around total-fitness, specialising in being the anti-specialist.
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Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds.
Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy.
Keep workouts short and intense.
Regularly learn and play new sports.
Always consult your GP before undertaking any form of weight loss, fitness or exercise