Is Crossfit a Good Fit for You?

 Get-Fit Guy explains whether crossfit is a good fit for you. 

Ben Greenfield
1-minute read

Crossfit was originally a popular workout for policemen, firefighters, and military personnel, but is now used by many fitness enthusiasts in the general population. It is not a single workout, but rather a fitness style that combines intense cardiovascular intervals (such as rowing or sprinting), with full body weight training (such as kettlebell swings and squats), with agility training (such as rope climbing and bear crawls).

Some people just download workouts from Crossfit’s website, while others go to “affiliates” or “boxes,” which is the term given to Crossfit gyms where a certified instructor oversees the workouts.
Crossfit workouts are very difficult (and your injury potential is higher), so you need a basic fitness foundation before trying them. You need to make sure you’re doing the exercises with good form, and giving yourself plenty of rest and recovery between workouts.
After all, the Crossfit mascot is “Puky the Clown.”

If you have more questions about Crossfit, post them on the Get-Fit Guy Facebook page.

See also: Which Workout Burns The Most Fat?


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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.