Using CrossFit to Achieve your Weightloss Goals
Are you looking for a training system that optimizes fat burning results? Look no further than the revolutionary CrossFit program. CrossFit, developed by Greg Glassman in 2000 focuses on achieving the most from your energy system, unlocking the fat burning fury of your natural metabolism.
Glassman originally developed the CrossFit system to escape the fixed, mundane aspects of college sports training. Glassman wanted to achieve functional results from a training system that took the best from strength and conditioning, powerlifting, and bodybuilding to build a unique system that produced results.
CrossFit uses a blend of bodyweight and free weight exercises in a daily workout program. A common CrossFit workout will incorporate 5 to eight different exercises to be performed in rapid succession with little rest. Today there are thousands of affiliate CrossFit gyms all around the world, with millions of people completing the Workout of the Day (WOD).
The Benefits of Training CrossFit for Weight Loss
CrossFit is a great training system for anyone that needs to lose fat mass and tone their body. CrossFit workouts come in two primary formats, AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) and EMOM (Every Minute On The Minute) These two workouts are based on HIT training principles. High-Intensity training has been proven to be effective with rapid fat loss as it involves doing the maximum amount of work possible in as short a period of time as possible.
Training with HIT principles has been proven to elevate metabolism and increase the body’s natural fat burning process. HIT encourages the release of endorphins and adrenaline which engage your nervous system and burn the maximum amount of calories possible. The after effect of HIT, also known as EPOC, or Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption, extends the feeling of well-being from your workout well into your day, leaving you feeling vital and full of energy as you go about your schedule.
Training at a CrossFit Gym
Training at a CrossFit gym is a great idea for anyone that is completely inexperienced with physical fitness. Everyone that is fit had to start somewhere, so don’t be scared of embarrassed at your current physical condition, the most important thing you can do is commit to making a change for yourself.
CrossFit gyms come fully equipped with all the training equipment you need to execute your workout correctly. You don’t need to go out and spend your money on expensive training equipment, all you need is a cheap monthly membership fee for a world of training possibilities.
The people at CrossFit gyms understand this well and they will work with you to help you achieve your weightloss goals. The best thing about training at a CrossFit gym is the relationships that you will develop with people during your workouts.
Diet Tips for CrossFit
Weight Loss is as much about diet as it is training. Speak to your head instructor at the CrossFit gym you decide to join and ask them if they can structure you a diet to follow. Workout what you need to fuel your workouts and keep you functional while maximizing your fat loss and toning your body. There is a saying in CrossFit ‘Your physique is built through 10% work in the gym and 90% work in the kitchen’.
Remember to Recover
CrossFit is a demanding fat loss program, so it is important to remember to recover fully between workouts. When you are a beginner, you enthusiasm may cause you to push too hard and over-exert yourself. This is the quickest route to an injury that will keep you out of the gym for weeks. To avoid this pitfall, ease into your training and try to do a little more every week until you achieve your goals.
Log Your CrossFit Progress
CrossFit is all about the data. You need to track everything you do in the gym and everything you do in the kitchen. The more data you have to analyze at the end of the week, the more you are able to see what is working for you and what is not. Take the time to log everything you do in a journal and make adjustments based on your CrossFit experience.
Stay inspired on your journey by reviewing profiles of the top CrossFit athletes on Instagram and take notes on what they do in their training and diet. All it takes is a bit of guidance and a lot of commitment and you can achieve you weight loss goals.