Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel, Channing Tatum, Jason Statham and Vanessa Hudgens have one thing in common apart from being celebrities. They all have super fit bodies. All these actors swear by this no less than miraculous exercise routine called the cross-fit training programme. And if you were introduced to it, you’d swear by it too. Give yourself a month or two and dedicate yourself to this programme, a transformation is sure to follow.
So what exactly is Cross-fit? It is a strength and conditioning programme consisting of power-packed aerobic exercises, body weight exercises and weightlifting. So, it definitely isn’t an apt routine for the faint hearted. The training involves high intensity functional movements in order to improve fitness. A number of equipment like barbells, dumbbells, jump ropes, plyo boxes, pull-up bars and medicine balls are used among other things. In simple words, like Jason Statham says, “My workout is murder, a nightmare—and priceless.”
If that is the case then who all is cross fit ideal for?
- Beginners to weight training– If you have never done weight training before, CrossFit is an ideal place for you to begin. You will learn important lifts and strengthen your body core.
- Fitness freaks –If you are crazy about fitness and love new challenges every now and then Cross-fit is all you need. You will work out with consistency and will soon find yourself addicted to the workout.
- If you are not opposed to pain – If you don’t mind slogging till your muscles ache and like to push yourself to your and meet challenges, Cross-fit will reward you both physically and emotionally.
- Former athletes –If you’re a former athlete you are half way there. You already know the value of time and competition. Since cross-fit workouts have a time factor in them and you have to finish a certain number of repetitions in a fixed amount of time, you are ideal for this form of exercise.
Think you have it in you? Go ahead and get the Jason Statham like body then.