You’ve probably heard about the CrossFit craze taking over America’s gyms. Maybe you’ve been thinking it may be the right kind of workout for you to pursue. In truth, CrossFit is probably the most intense style of workout available to the average athlete. A4 Fitness in West LA has some of the best CrossFit trainers around, and they’re bound to push you into the best shape of your life. So before you jump in too quickly, make sure to consider the benefits of a CrossFit workout regimen.
Shorter, more intense workouts.
CrossFit techniques are some of the most intense workouts available in the gym. Your daily workout (WOD) consists of a fast-paced regimen that often only takes about 15-20 minutes to execute. Because of the raw intensity – as well as the need to push yourself – after a couple of weeks, you will find yourself energized after completing these exercises.
Multidimensional, engaging exercises.
If you find yourself bored with your current workout routine, CrossFit may be right for you. The exercises involved in a CrossFit routine are designed to make you move around and push your body to its limits. You can expect to be throwing around weights, performing accelerated pull-ups, and using all sorts of cutting-edge exercise technology to perform the workouts. With these techniques, your body will not plateau, and it’s unlikely you’ll ever get disinterested in your new routine.
Target your weaknesses.
Some gym rats only want to make their muscles look good as a result of working out. “Glory muscles” are their main focus, and they ignore whatever weaknesses they may have. When members of the CrossFit community go to the gym, they are looking for these weaknesses first. The goal of a CrossFit workout is to make you flexible, fast and strong – by targeting weaknesses, CrossFit makes you more well-rounded.
Helps with joint mobility, burning calories, and cardiovascular conditioning.
CrossFit workouts are excellent for your health. They burn more calories per hour than almost any other type of workout. Because the workouts demand you push your body to its limit, you also benefit from a much more flexible body, from your core to the ends of your limbs. Finally, the accelerated movements function like a typical cardio workout, so they serve to keep your heart, lungs, and blood in great shape.
A supportive community.
The best part of joining CrossFit is the community. Everyone is willing to help support you on your CrossFit journey, offering suggestions and working out with you (if the WOD demands it). The minute you step into a CrossFit box, you’re family. And here at A4 Fitness, we have some of the best members of the community in the Greater LA area.
Most everyone can benefit from a good CrossFit regimen. Even if you are completely new to the gym, come down to A4 Fitness, and watch a few CrossFit workouts for yourself. You’ll be surprised at how eager the CrossFit members are to tell you the benefits of their workouts. When you’re ready, give us a call, and we’ll set you up with the best trainers on the Westside of LA for your CrossFit needs.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding thousands of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.