CrossFit is a fitness program that is accessible to everyone, regardless of fitness or skill level. It can be customized to fit your needs, and because of this versatility, there’s never a dull moment. A CrossFit regimen is scalable by load and intensity- the program itself stays the same. That means that you could be doing the same routine as a pro athlete, but your weight and rep amounts would be altered to fit your ability level.
A workout routine consists of many different exercises in rapid succession so you get a total body workout. A CrossFit workout is divided into sections:
Dynamic warm-up: this includes stretches and functional movement that compliments the rest of the workout. Jumping jacks, squats, lunges, pull-ups, and pushups are examples of a few of the warm-up activities.
Skill or strength work: depending on the day, you may be working on strength by doing deadlifts or squats. Or, you will do exercises that work on skill such as muscle-ups or single-legged squats.
Workout of the Day (WOD): these exercises vary greatly, and this section is where you do as many reps as quickly as you can during a set amount of time.
Cool down & stretching: Hamstring, lumbar, calf, shoulder, and tricep stretches are all a minor sampling of cool down activities that will help your body recover from your WOD. The goal is to reduce your heart rate gradually and give muscles time to recover from the strain of the workout.