CrossFit exercises is a wide range of exercises performed in the line of fitness called CrossFit.
WHAT IS CROSSFIT?CrossFit is a fitness program developed by Greg Glassman. The method is about getting fitness into a more comprehensive and evidence-based level - that is i.e. a measurable way. In Crossfit methodology it´s all about measure, observe and repeat.
CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness that is constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity.
EXERCISESThe different CrossFit exercises is exercises that are regulated in how they should be performed. The exercises are all functional movements performed at a relatively high intensity. The CrossFit exercises involves more than one muscle group at the time, they almost involve your hole body!
CrossFit exercises emerged from three basic categories: gymnastics, weightlifting and metabolic conditioning.
The gymnastic movements, also called the bodyweight movements, includes pullups, pushups, situps, lunges, handstand pushups and ring dips.
The weightlifting exercises include movements such as the deadlift, squat, Olympic lifts and presses.
Metabolic conditioning includes running, cycling, swimming and rowing. Including all of these different CrossFit exercises creates all-around fitness.
We now explain some of the movements more detailed.
CROSSFIT EXERCISES - BODYWEIGHT MOVEMENTSKipping Pull Up
This is a CrossFit exercise fairly unique to CrossFit. Most programs call for a strict form performing chin-ups, but Kipping Pull Up is an exercise where a great deal of the momentum, kicking, and bouncing out of the bottom, called "kipping", is used to perform as many chins as possible given a fixed time.
Ring dip exercise is a dip, performed on gymnastics rings. As with all dips, the shoulder must dip below the top of the elbow at the bottom of the dip. The elbows must also be fully extended at the top of each dip with the rings pulled in close to the body.
CROSSFIT EXERCISES - WEIGHTLIFTING MOVEMENTSDeadlift
The Deadlift is one of the most important exercises because it works all your muscles. Deadlifts also teach you to pick up an object with a straight back - which can prevent injuries from repeatedly lifting with a round lower back.
Always start with the bar on the floor. Stand with the bar above the center of your feet - your stance should be a bit more narrow than shoulder-width to give your arms room. Start by grabbing the bar overhand so your arms are vertical to the floor.
Bend through your knees until your shins hit the bar which must remain above the middle of your feet. Shoulder-blades directly over the bar.
Lift your chest without squeezing your shoulder-blades like on squats. Just put your shoulders back and down, head inline with rest of your spine.
Now - Pull! - keep the bar close to your body, roll it over your knees and thighs until your hips and knees are locked. Never lean back at the top.
CROSSFIT EXERCISES - METHBOLIC CONDITIONINGBurpees
Burpees are the ultimate full body exercise. Just one simple movement allows both your strength and aerobic capacities to grow.
The burpee is a full body, strength crossfit exercise. Each repetition work your chest, abs, arms, hamstrings, front deltoids and thighs and at the same time it is an effective exercise for developing the conditioning and endurance.
WHAT'S BODYWEIGHT?Bodyweight is a training gear with which you use your own bodyweight as resistance to exercise. Bodyweight is easily used at home by attaching it to a ceiling mount, or take along for the ride and attach to a hotel door or equally around a tree out on a hiking.
The gear consists of two bands with handles. The handles are made in grooved rubber to improve grip and allows you to perform the exercises more stable. The straps directly above the handles are curved and have room for hands and forearms, which improves mobility and prevents the risk that the bands will abrade the wrists and arms.
The Bodyweight® straps are specifically designed in such a way where the feet can be securely placed in proportional loops under the handles, which will cradle the feet without the risk of them slipping out during certain exercises.
The gear comes with a practical and stylish backpack that makes it easy to store, and or take, Bodyweight anywhere. Bodyweight takes very little space and has a very low weight!