By Guest Blogger Paula Jager CSCS
The workouts, for the most part are short in duration–but very effective. They change people and bring forth amazing transformations. Athletes are a breed that will usually do whatever it takes. CrossFit brings forth this mentality within the average individual. Many of them come in deconditioned, overweight, with little self esteem and can barely walk 400 M let alone sprint it. The intensity often needs to be scaled appropriately and introduced in small amounts gradually. Improvements are usually seen within the first 2 weeks of training. First, their form improves, they get comfortable with the movements, and they are able to do more reps and then more weight. A distance they could barely walk, they can now jog, run or sprint in much less time. Their body composition begins to change. They are more aware of what they are putting into their bodies as fuel. They start liking themselves better, they become more confident, it begins to affect their relationships, their careers and families. CF creates an environment conducive to empowering you to choose the life you want to lead. It is not a place where machines are used – it is a place where you turn your body and mind into a highly functional and efficient machine. While this enlightenment is not new to the fitness arena the enormity of it in this type of training is. This is CrossFit–and what it can do for your life. What are you waiting for–unleash your inner beast.
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
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