In recent years it is increasingly common for gyms and different fitness centers to see the term “Crossfit
In recent years it has become more and more common for gyms and different fitness centers to see the term “Crossfit” within its variety of classes and services, but do you really know what it is and how it is practiced? If you do not have the slightest idea about this, how good you are here, since then we will clear your doubts.
We dived into some interviews and documents from Greg Glassman who is the creator of this discipline and here we bring you some of the keys to this physical discipline. Review them and see if it is the best option for you.
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What is it?
It is a sports discipline that began in 1974 in the United States, created by Greg Glassman that was originally used for police officers in California, later for US sailors, firefighters and military. In 2000, some more “common” routines were worked on and adapted so that all people could access them and that was when it began to become popular.
What does it consist of?
His practice is basically focused on the practice of functional exercises that help all the muscles of the body. Its peculiarity is that the exercises are of high intensity in a very fast session that, at most, is carried out in 50 minutes. It requires three days of exercise and one day of rest. It concentrates on two basic components: working on muscle strength and aerobic capacity, as it is subjected to high-performance exercises.
Who can practice it?
The answer is very simple: all who want! Although some experts recommend that they be people who have fully developed their skeletal system (this is up to approximately 21 years of age).
It should be mentioned that if you have had a physical injury in the past, it is important that a trained coach reviews you so that, if it is necessary to make an adaptation to your work plan, it can be done from the beginning. It is also important to clarify that you need a lot of discipline, since you have to train three days in a row without interruptions, so if you are someone with a very busy schedule, it might not be so convenient for you.
This discipline is so versatile that there are already some programs adapted for pregnant women or those who have recently given birth called “Crossfit Mom” so you can see that yes, everyone can practice it!
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Where is it done?
In any BOX, this is the name of the room that is dedicated to the practice of this discipline. Currently in the world there are more than 2,700 that are certified according to the parameters of Greg Glassman.
Advantages of practicing it
It is a practice that can be adapted to anyone, since although the class is the same for everyone, the weights that it resists and the exercises that are done will depend on each person.
You will never get bored! Crossfit uses a term called WOD (Workout of the day) “Workout of the day” that changes daily, so it will never be a routine activity.
You will see results in the short term, as by exercising the whole body evenly, the muscles will begin to develop quickly.
By not being focused on a specific part of the body, everything is exercised, therefore, you will have great condition and resistance at a general level.
It is the perfect complement to any other discipline; If you are into athletics, TaeKwonDo or swimming, it is an activity that will help make you more resistant for the sport you dedicate yourself to.