Is your exercise routine boring? Try Crossfit!
Doing the same exercise video over and over again, going to a spin or workout class that is the same routine each week, running the same 5KM every third day - all of these can lead to exercise routine fatigue.
What if you had an enormous listing of workouts, each different, that all do a job of exercising your core, your strength, your cardio and your balance and coordination? Welcome to Crossfit.
Crossfit is a workout regimen that provides a different workout of the day (WOD) that has in it a routine that is easily scalable to match any fitness level. An example of one routine is as follows:
Do three rounds of run 800 meters followed by a two minute rest.
This can be scaled down to run 400 meters or 200 meters.
Do five rounds of 20 pull-ups, 30 push-ups, 40 sit-ups, 50 squats with a three minute rest between each round.
This can be scaled down to 10,15,20,25 or 4,6,8,10.
So don't let the difficulty of the Crossfit WOD discourage you. Scale down the routine and do it, keep track of the routine you've done and then the next time you do that exact routine again, see if you can make it a little more difficult.
There are Crossfit gyms all over, there may be one close to you. There is a Crossfit gym close to where I live but I haven't the time to go to it, though a friend of mine does go and he is thrilled at the prospect of having so many different routines. The Crossfit gyms also have trainers that really help to give you the correct form to do the routines and the motivation to do them.
I have a gym at my work which allows me to do some of the exercises that Crossfit prescribes but not all of them. As a result, I have created my own version of the Crossfit exercises to allow me to do what I can do. I've logged them at a tracking blog I've created.
By doing your own version of the Crossfit routines, you will come to see that each time you do exercise you can have a different routine. By doing different routines you will not get bored of doing the same workout each time.
Here's a video of the Michael workout:
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