What You Should Know
Most fitness enthusiasts have already heard of the CrossFit training program. This program claims to be popular with many elite athletes, as well as with fitness-based professions such as police forces and military organizations. However, it doesn’t seem to be officially endorsed by any of these groups that we could find. One of the big selling points with CrossFit is that the developers claim this fitness regimen can be adapted to a user’s fitness level, so you don’t need to be an Ultimate Fighter to see benefits from following it. The program developers claim it can be as effective for a senior as it can for a pro boxer. But what does the actual CrossFit program involve?
CrossFit seems to address fitness basics, which makes a lot of sense. There seem to be pieces of this suggested routine that address major areas such as cardio, nutrition, isometrics and weight training.
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CrossFit seems like it tries to offer program subscribers all of the benefits of a personal trainer without the actual trainer. For nutrition, the program recommends users follow a 30/40/30 diet. In layman’s terms, this translates as 30% lean fat, 40% carbohydrates and 30% protein. It is unclear of CrossFit recommends any actual foods that meet these nutrition requirements. As far as exercise, CrossFit offers a Workout Of the Day on the official program website, and this is intended to be a daily starting point for those following the program. CrossFit also offers an online news letter, a blog and local events where those following the program can meet up with others in there area, as well as with fitness professionals to exchange tips and training advice. We could not find a price for subscribing to CrossFit.
- All of the information on the website is free to the public.
- The advice given looks sensible and helpful to us.
- Not all dieters may be physically capable of performing all of the suggested daily exercises.
- There is no contact info for a live person.
- If you’ve had difficult following exercise or diet routines in the past, it’s unlikely an online motivator will yield dramatically different results.
- There is no supplement suggested to give CrossFit followers an extra “edge” to their workouts.
CrossFit seems to offer a lot of really good general fitness and health advice. The official website could be a great place for those just learning about fitness to become acquainted with some industry basics. However, at the end of the day all you get with CrossFit is online motivation via a website. We’d recommend trying to incorporate this advice into your lifestyle, but also adding a simple diet supplement to help you see real results fast.