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Have you ever heard about CrossFit training from your friends, colleges from work or any advertisements on social media before? But you still have a lot of questions about this type of training. So, this article will help you to understand more about CrossFit and we will answer some most popular questions about it.  In today's article we will answer for the following questions about CrossFit:
  • What is CrossFit?
  • Is it good for beginners?
  • What does a typical CrossFit class look like?
  • The pros and cons of CrossFit?
  • What to wear to a CrossFit class?

What Is CrossFit Training?

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According to CrossFit.com the definition of CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 fitness domains. They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. This fitness is demanded of military and police personnel, firefighters, and many sports requiring total or complete physical prowess. CrossFit has proven effective in these arenas.
“It’s a quantifiable approach to a finally well-defined notion of what fitness is. That is what CrossFit is,” CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman says in defining the program he created and showing how it differs from every other exercise.
CrossFit, Inc. was incorporated as a company in 2000 by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai. By 2020, there were approximately 15,000 CrossFit affiliates around the world.

Is CrossFit Good For Beginners?

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CrossFit is good for anyone who wants to start a fitness journey and to get fit, but, you should learn how to do exercises properly before you push yourself with heavy weights. Even if you are new to CrossFit training, it can still be a good workout idea for you because you can scale your training to your ability. CrossFit is a high-intensity form of training. You have a high risk of injuries anytime you increase the intensity and weights you are lifting. Here are some most common CrossFit injuries: low back pain, knee injuries, tennis elbow, rotator cuff and achilles tendonitis. 
If you are new to CrossFit, you should schedule a couple classes with a trained CrossFit professional that can teach you and make sure you are doing the exercises correctly. If you have any injuries, it is better to consult with your physician before joining your first CrossFit class. 

What Does A Typical CrossFit Class Look Like?

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CrossFit is an affiliate and that means every box has its own programming, style and schedule. Usually, CrossFit classes last 45 min - 60 min and one class is divided into four different components:
  • Warm-Up: Light cardio exercises to prepare your body for the next round and help prevent injuries.
  • Skill or Strength: some exercises that are focused on technique and improvement of weights. 
  • WOD: This is the main part of the workout. It can have exercises you did before or brand new exercises, but the total  number of exercises increases. It can last from 10-30 minutes. 
  • Stretching or Cool Down: This can include stretching exercises or cooling down by walking, just to let your body and heart rate slow down after intensive workout.

The Pros And Cons Of CrossFit

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Depending on your personal goals, here are some of the benefits of CrossFit training.
  •  Help with weight loss 
  •  Improve your endurance
  •  Get stronger
  •  Exercise efficiently 
The risk of injuries is a reality of any type of exercise, including CrossFit.
Here are some cons of CrossFit training:
  • Frequent Injury 
  • Challenging Technique
  • Expensive Memberships  
According to a 4-year analysis study ( NCBI resource) by researchers at Kennesaw State University, 30 percent of CrossFit attendants had suffered some type of injury over the previous 12 months, but also concluded, “CrossFit training is relatively safe compared with more traditional training modalities.”
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 Distribution of the location of injuries between male and female participants.

The summery of the study about CrossFit describes the incidence of injuries among CrossFit participants and suggests that, unlike some media reports, the incidence of injuries among participants in this popular training modality may not be as high as previously suggested. Overall, CrossFit training seems to be a safe exercise program that has provided an avenue for thousands of people around the world to become physically active. For more information, read the whole study on NCBI official site. 

What To Wear To A CrossFit Class?

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When you are looking for CrossFit outfit it should be:
  • Breathable 
  • Non-Restrictive 
  • Supportive 
  • Comfortable 
Gymammo offers a variety of workout clothes for women and men. 
Best selling Gymammo Seamless Ultimate Performance Leggings will keep you comfortable through any type of training, plus they look cute enough to wear beyond the gym. They are squat proof, so you can feel confident during CrossFit workout. 
Gymammo Men's Crew Neck T-Shirt is favorite among our customers. It is incredibly soft, lightweight and durable, yet more affordable than many of its counterparts. Pre-laundered for accuracy in sizing, these men's t-shirts will stay true to fit and form.

Founded to enhance your workout, Gymammo made it their goal to design, produce, and distribute ready-to-wear athletic apparel made for all workouts. Shop our workout collection and wide variety of activewear at: www.gymammo.com 

 

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