If you’re unaware, Crossfit is an intense, full body fitness regimen that has gained popularity across the country.
I’ve never stepped foot in a Crossfit gym. At least not with designs on working out. But my best friend and his girl are avid Crossfitters. So I’ve picked up on a couple things talking to them. I’ve also picked up that my buddy is in the best shape of his life.
Lesson #1: Reps baby, reps. A lot of what Crossfit does is pretty simple. Workouts are based on completing a certain number of reps of a particular exercise or exercises. You work until you’ve done them all. Rest as needed.
For example, if the workout calls for 50 pushups, by god, you do 50 pushups. No matter how long it takes. Which is lesson #2…
Lesson #2: Judge improvement on time. From what I understand, Crossfit isn’t as concerned with how much you can bench. Instead, Crossfit cares how long it took you to do those 50 pushups compared to last week. Proper form required.
By focusing on time, judging your improvement, and sparking your motivation, becomes easier. And constantly switching up the daily workouts keeps your body from plateauing.
So use the Crossfit design in your workouts. Pre-determine the number of reps per exercise, then work as quickly as you can to finish. See how you can improve your time over the course of a week or two. Then switch up the workout.
Alternatively, attend a Crossfit class. Especially this one…
(If you have any questions regarding what Crossfit is all about, post them in the comments section. I’ll have my Crossfitter friends dispel any myths.)