04 August 2016, 18:31
Do you lead an active lifestyle? Then you must have heard of CrossFit. This modern form of fitness is gaining momentum, and not only among men. I wonder what attracts girls in power loads?
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CrossFit is a circuit training without rest, during which exercises are performed one after another with minimal rest.
CrossFit and preparation
But in addition to the non-stop rhythm, CrossFit involves both strength exercises and running, pulling up, climbing ropes, etc. Girls who do not like physical activity without dynamics will like CrossFit. But where to start? In order for a beginner not to get confused, it is worth understanding the sequence. Experts recommend starting with a combination of exercises, controlling speed / technique and, most importantly, not rushing to increase the load! Do everything gradually.
A rough training plan might look like this: first of all, squats with a medicine ball are performed. A medicine ball is a metal ball weighing from 1 to 20 kg. Yes, CrossFitters are like that! They love gravity and pressure. The second is running for a distance or in place. The third is pumping the press, and not just, but raising the legs, hanging on the rings or horizontal bar. And in the end: deadlift, that is, exercises with a barbell. As you can see, loads on the amateur.
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Prevention of aging
And many more exercises are more convenient to perform in the gym, you must admit, not everyone has a barbell or the same medicine ball at home. But the advantage of crossfit is versatility, since you or your coach will be able to choose an individual load on all muscle groups. Also, thanks to crossfit, you can lose weight, strengthen muscles, improve reaction speed and coordination of movements. And it is also an excellent prevention of aging joints.
Leading coaches call the absence of stress one of the advantages. Training provides the crossfitter with a regular release of endorphins.
Another feature: for 20 minutes of training, that’s how much lovers of this direction usually train, all exercises are performed “in a circle” at least 4 times. And during training, it is not recommended to drink water.
True, despite the odes to crossfit, there are nuances, since a girl unprepared for such physical exertion can harm her health with an illiterate distribution of efforts, injuries are possible. In crossfit, a very serious load on the heart, which is forced to work in high-speed mode. And especially dedicated CrossFitters adhere to a special diet, which is called the “paleo diet”. For more information on diet and exercise, watch the video.
Author: Beauty Matrix
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