So I’ve been warming up to the idea of CrossFit style workouts lately…but I don’t have a box near to where I live and the nearest one is wickedly expensive.
Would you suggest CrossFit style workouts at home?
If so, what would you recommend doing? Thanks!
How are you? I understand your dilemma as many people don’t have access or don’t want to pay big bucks for a membership. Can you Crossfit at home? You bet!
With an in home Crossfit workout you’ll get the best of both worlds – the convenience of your house and the benefits of this style of training. But keep in mind it WON’T be exactly the same as if you visited a box. Crossfit uses many Olympic style lifts and the rower and gymnast rings for their WOD’s (Workout Of The Day). So unless you plan on buying that equipment and installing it you’ll have to compromise a little.
The key to a successful Crossfit workout is choosing exercises that increase your functional fitness. So you won’t be performing biceps curls or calf raises. What you will be doing is utilizing movements that challenge your whole body and get multiple systems working at once. For you to get this type of training at home, I recommend you purchase a kettlebell, medicine ball, pullup bar, a jump rope and a few sets of dumbbells (all available from our friends at Sears) With just these four tools you can get a great workout.
There’s two ways you can go with your program – either timed or reps. Some Crossfit routines are a set of exercises performed for a set time, say 60 seconds, while others may be performed for total reps. So you may aim for 100 reps total of a given exercise.
Here’s a sample of how to get a Crossfit workout in at home:
All exercises performed for time
1. Jump Rope
2. Kettlebell Swing
3. Air Squats
x 4 rounds
All Exercises x 100
3. Squat & Row
4. Dumbbell Push Press
Simply go till you finish!
So Danni as you can see you can totally use Crossfit at home and get a killer workout in. Remember to group big exercises together and have a ‘cardio’ component like sprints and jump rope as one of your movements in each circuit. You control how long the workout is depending on your time and goals. Cool right? I hope that helps. Let me know how it works out for you.
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