CrossFit is a high intensity kind of training that is often done at intervals. It is a high level of conditioning and strength workout that includes high functional movements that are done at a very high level of intensity. The movements that are often included in CrossFit include some of the movements that are done in the day-to-day normal workouts, such as the pulling, pushing, squats among others. However, the main distinction between the normal workouts and CrossFit, is that the latter is done at very high levels of intensity. This kind of exercising is often done within a period of time that is predetermined, in a bid to help build up muscles while at it. Herein, we shall have a look at some of the facts about the CrossFit form of exercising.
Facts About the CrossFit Workout
Shalom Lamm knows that there are quite a number of interesting facts about this particular workout. They are discussed below:
i)CrossFit exercise is more popular than most forms of exercises
With time, there have been quite a number of varying types of exercising actions. However, it is quite interesting that CrossFit is actually the most popular among all the other types. Because of this, it has ended up attracting quite a number of exercising enthusiasts, across the board, from different ages and gender as well.
ii)One is able to have a total burn out of up to 150 calories, for every session of workout
According to the data and statistics that have been collected about this form of extreme and intense workout, there is often so much calories that is lost. To be precise, for every workout session of CrossFit exercise, the individual exercising is able to lose up to 150 calories in total, at the very end of the exercise. According to a study on this, it was found that men were able to burn up to 20.5 calories in every minute, whereas women burnt a total of about 12.3 calories per minute. Since a typical intense workout is most likely to last for about 12 minutes, then the average minimum amount of calories that will have been lost is somewhere about 150 calories.
iii)Can be done by people across all ages
The good thing about the CrossFit form of exercise is the fact that it has no limits for age. What this means is that it can be done by people of all ages. Of course kids that are much younger are not able to participate in it, but this is only because of how vigorous it can get to be. Young teenagers from the age of 14 years are however able to take part in it. There are different categories of CrossFit exercises for different ages. Like it has been mentioned, there is the teenage category that has ages ranging from about 14 to 17 years.
Next is the regular division that has ages ranging from 17 to about 34 years old. Finally, there is the masters division that comprises most of the pros of this form of exercise. This is categorized in six different groups according to the following age specifications: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59 and finally, 60 and older.
There are some people who are generally passionate about physical fitness and exercises, but generally do not like the extreme ends of it. Shalom Lamm is one of them. Much as he enjoys exercising, he tends to feel like CrossFit is a bit more intense and vigorous for him.