If you’re a beginner, then you may feel overwhelmed when starting CrossFit. It’s a good idea to look at the different exercises so you can feel confident in what you’re doing. This will make your first CrossFit experience less intimidating. Here we will give you our top 5 exercises for beginners in CrossFit. Of course, everyone has different goals. Whether it’s to gain weight, lose weight or get stronger. So you must work out which exercises suit your personal goals best.
We had to start with the classic squat first. This exercise requires you to stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. From the standing position, lower your hips and then stand back up. As well as helping to get beautifully toned legs, squats also help to build muscle. They work your calves, hamstrings, lower back and butt too. And also strengthens your core! There are many benefits to squats as they promote muscle growth. There are also many variations of squats, such as squats with weights, so you can target certain parts of your body.
2. Jumping Lunges
This is an excellent exercise for the lower body. It focuses the quads, hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, and calves. Place yourself in a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Start with your left leg or right leg. Jump into a lunge position with either leg (with both knees at 90 degrees). Then switch your legs. Sounds easy, right? Keep doing this as little pauses in between each jump lunge as possible. Jump Lunges will help you develop strength and power in the lower parts of your body. And of course, the jump includes landing. Which will help you practice your balance and coordination.
A push-up is another common exercise. Go down on all fours and straighten out your arms and legs. Make sure you place your hands just over shoulder-width apart. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. Have a little pause and then push back up. Repeat. Push-ups are amazing for your upper body strength. This exercise will work your triceps, shoulders and pectoral muscles. And can also strengthen the core.
4. Burpee Box Jumps
Burpee Box Jumps, of course, include a box as your piece of equipment. Jump onto the box with both feet landing at the same time. You should perform this movement softly with a slight bend of the knees. Once on the box, stand up straight, and step backwards off the box. Then repeat.
5. 10 to 1 Countdown WOD
10 to 1 countdown WOD is a popular exercise choice for many, whether you’re a beginner or experienced at CrossFit. You should grab a kettlebell that contains a moderate weight. One that is suitable for your level and strength (don’t overdo it). Hold the dumbbell in front of your chest with both hands. Then squat with it in place. Next, stand straight while raising the dumbbell overhead. You can do these as many times as you wish. This will work your lower body and upper body. Specifically targeting the abs, shoulders, pecs, glutes, quads, hips and hamstrings with a simple motion.