Many people now are getting into Crossfit Dubai. But what is it and how do you begin doing it?
What is Crossfit?
Crossfit is basically a high-intensity, interval training where people do more functional movements that you may actually use in real life. Compare Crossfit to traditional gyms, Crossfit does not have all those big equipment like tread mills or ab machines. Crossfit involves a lot of quick movements where you need to lift something, roll, stretch, and run. The equipment you use is usually something you also carry around like a kettle bell, barbels, exercise balls, and the like.
Also, with Crossfit, you only do the workout about 30 minutes or less because they are high intensity. Of course you can also make the movements less intense if you are a beginner. You can have fewer reps when doing the exercises and you cal also carry lighter weights. You can also go on your pace when going through your exercises.
Crossfit is also a functional workout where you do movements designed to strengthen your body and develop muscles. The movements are also based on real movement you do daily like bending forward to pick up your bag or squatting down when you are cleaning your vacuuming. You also do lifting which you can apply to your daily work like if you are in the field of restaurant and hospitality where you might need to carry around sacks of ingredients and heavy cooking pots, pans, trays, etc. So overall, Crossfit movements are there to help you make stronger so you can use your fitness in real daily life.
How to Start Crossfit
Wondering if you can still do Crossfit? Crossfit is good for adults and kids alike. In fact, there are Crossfit boxes offering Crossfit classes for kids. You can always ask a Crossfit coach what fitness level you are at and if you can already begin Crossfit. That’s why it’s best to check Crossfit gyms in Dubai that have good coaches to guide you in your training.
You can also go to your nearby Crossfit gym or box to check if they have free trial classes. The thing is, if you enroll immediately in Crossfit without even exercising for your entire life, you might be shocked at the level of intensity Crossfit has to offer. So if you have not exercised your entire life, better start slow. That means you can start on a low-impact cardio program first where you can develop your cardio (heart and lungs strength) and then you can also develop your endurance. Once you are strong enough to do some lifting and high-intensity cardio, then try doing Crossfit free trial where you can have the coach also assist you or teach you the basic movements. It is always good to try it out first so that you know if it’s something you can do and if you think you would want to continue and improve your fitness level as you go along the way.
Here are some basic Crossfit movements to know: