The Basic Concept
The underlying concept with this training program is that literally everyone can do one daily workout and find themselves one step closer to their ultimate goals. If you walk into a gym that caters to Cross Fit training, you might see an obese grandmother, a plump housewife trying to recover from having a baby, a couple men training to become police officers, and a few people training for marathons, triathlons, and other feats of endurance…and they will all be doing the same workout!
The goal is to get everyone working out together, supporting one another, and making real progress one day at a time.
Adjusts to Your Current Fitness Level
If you are wondering how all of those people can perform the same workouts each day when they are obviously at very different levels of physical fitness, it all comes down to slight adjustments. One person may be lifting much heavier weights than someone else, but they each do the same exercises with the same number of reps.
In this way, everyone works at their own level while still getting a challenging, highly effective workout designed to bring very fast results.
One thing that every Crossfit member finds out right away is that each daily workout is extremely intense. This is not the type of workout that sends you on a leisurely walk around the bock for five minutes followed by a ten minute cool down sitting in the pool. Cross Fit training is hardcore! It is intended for those who have a serious goal and the determination to meet it. The program caters to people ready to make their dreams come true and take control of their own lives.
It is a proven fact that higher intensity workouts increase calorie burning during the exercise session. Also, these workouts increase the rate of fat burning between workouts, and that includes while you are sitting on the couch relaxing or sleeping!
Strength and full body toning is also central to Cross Fit training, which increases the amount of lean muscle mass in the body and further increases the metabolism and rate of fat burn.