• Jason Shek PT

What is Crossfit?

What I do for training is Crossfit and I have been doing it for the past 5 years. Have you ever found yourself wondering: WTF is a WOD? Or, overheard someone talking about Grace, Angie, and Helen. It’s not that surprising seeing as the global fitness family that's more than a million strong and counting. So, even if you’ve been hiding under a yoga mat for the last 20 years (CrossFit started out of a garage in Santa Cruz, California in 2000), you have probably at least heard about CrossFit. Chances are you’re already aware of the fact that it’s known for intense workouts, a close-knit community, and lots and lots of abs. Still, so much about CrossFit remains a mystery—especially for folks who have never stepped a Nano-clad foot into a box (CrossFit speak for gym). But CrossFit isn’t Vegas—as in, what happens in the box doesn’t have to stay there. Whether you want to get stronger, lose weight. So, what is CrossFit…you know, other than super intense? In basic terms, CrossFit focuses on movements that best mimic everyday happenings such as sitting on the toilet, walking upstairs, chasing your dog in the park, putting cereal away in the top cabinet. Why is this a good thing? The exercises make their everyday equivalents easier now—and as you continue to age. Most of the exercises you do in a CrossFit class are borrowed from other sports like Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, gymnastics, track, and rowing. Is CrossFit good for losing weight? When it comes to weight loss, “CrossFit workouts are effective due to their total body, high-intensity style, These high intensity workouts keep your heart rate elevated while simultaneously building strength and endurance. This allows your body to burn a large number of calories in a short period of time.” In fact, “you can actually burn more calories in 20 minutes with a CrossFit workout than you could on an cross trainer for an hour. The list goes on about CrossFit…….. but I will stop here lol I am not promoting CrossFit here, I am sharing my thoughts with everyone, I found CrossFit back in 2016 in New Zealand. I will continue on training, it’s my passion and I totally believe in it. ❤️❤️❤️ Photo of me back in February 2020 competing at Rainhill, Manchester.

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