For those who want to have the ultimate workout, they may want to give CrossFit training a try. This type of training combines speed training, strength training, plyometrics, power lifting, kettle bells, body weight exercising, gymnastics, and endurance training. How many other workouts offer this much all at once? These workouts target the major fitness areas, including cardiorespiratory, stamina, muscle strength, flexibility, power, speed, balance, coordination, agility, accuracy, and endurance. The key is to work out at least three days per week, and five weekly workouts is even better. Don’t worry. These aren’t long workouts. They usually take between five and 15 minutes to do.

Generally, Bellevue CrossFit training workouts are done in circuits, with exercises being done one after the other with very little rest time. The whole body gets a great workout, using pulling, pushing, rowing, squatting, and running movements. Because the workouts are short, there are a lot of different exercises that can be done to keep things fresh so people don’t feel like they are doing the same thing over and over again, which is what happens with other types of workouts. Some of the most popular CrossFit exercises include:

  • Power Cleans -; These exercises involve pulling a weighted bar from the floor to the shoulders, fast and hard.
    The Snatch -; Participants doing this at a Bellevue CrossFit facility pull a weighted bar quickly from the floor, all the way over their heads with their arms held straight up.
  • Burpees -; Those doing these exercises start out standing, then drop quickly to the floor and do a push-up. They then move into a squat position, and jump up to a standing position.
  • Thruster -; When doing this exercise, stand upright while holding a weighted bar in front of the shoulders. Then, squat until the thighs are parallel to the floor, and quickly stand back up while pushing the weighted bar over the head.

Anyone can do these workouts, and the more they do them, the easier the workouts will get (while still being beneficial for overall physical fitness). For more information on how to get started, contact Northwest CrossFit.