1. Improving Agility, Balance & Flexibility
CrossFit workouts often include functional exercises. Which are basically movements that you will do in your everyday life anyway, but optimised. These movements will help to work on agility, balance and flexibility. Improving these three skills will add benefits to many areas of your life.
For agility, you’ll practice movements that require you to move quickly. Exercises in CrossFit, such as running, high-knee drills, side to side drills, jump box drills, shuttle runs etc will all help improve your agility. These exercises will become easier the more you do them and your endurance will improve.
Many say that success in CrossFit comes from balance. Exercises such as squats, core circles, deadlifts, ball drops and kettle swings will help you improve your balance. Improving your balance comes in handy in all areas of fitness. And will also help improve coordination in everyday life. Having stable shoulders, legs, hips etc can also prevent injuries.
Improving your flexibility can improve your quality of life by making you less susceptible to injuries. Exercises such as shoulder rolls, standing hamstring stretches, neck and shoulder releases, side reach etc will all practice flexibility. It’s important to warm up before CrossFit and cool down afterwards. By practising different stretches. You’ll find so many exercises easier and natural as your flexibility increases.
2. Becoming Stronger
We all have different goals when deciding to enter the fitness world. And if yours is to become stronger, then CrossFit is definitely for you! It probably comes as no surprise that a huge benefit of CrossFit is that you’ll become much stronger over time. You’ll be lifting weights and practising resistance training so it’s no doubt these muscles will become stronger. It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: the more consistent you are with training, the stronger you’ll become. You need to push yourself to improve each time so you can perfect your techniques and become more muscular. Power and strength are one of the many skills CrossFit will bring to you.
As we all already know, being strong can enhances the performance of everyday activities, such as lifting and carrying. It will boost your metabolism so your body can still burn fat when resting. Also, strong muscles are less likely to give away under stress, and therefore you’re less likely to be injured. These are just a few benefits to becoming stronger in CrossFit!
3. Weight Loss
Like many exercises and fitness regimes, CrossFit can help you lose weight. If this is your desired goal then we recommend picking a good CrossFit trainer. A trainer can not only create a plan with you for the best routines for weight loss. But they can also give you nutritional advice and help to create a diet plan. The diet is just as important as the exercises. And they go hand and hand to create the most effective results.
To maximize weight loss during CrossFit you need to stay consistent. You should train regularly whilst sticking to your diet plan. If you continue to do this it’s guaranteed you will start to see some good results. We understand it’s difficult to discipline sometimes. But incorporating CrossFit into your routine will bring so many benefits to your body, not just physically. Allow yourself recovery, stick to your plan and keep pushing yourself to improve. These are the best steps toward weight loss. Get those calories burnt!