A Common Question

11
Feb

A Common Question

When some people first sign up for CrossFit, they ask if it's necessary to keep their membership at the "regular gym" so they can still lift weights (i.e. do isolation exercises like bicep curls and leg extensions) or do cardio (spending mind-numbing hours on the elliptical or treadmill).

If you stick to a CrossFit schedule you will do "cardio", strength training, agility work, plyometrics and gymnastics regularly (and in combination with one another). Your workouts will be varied so your body will never adapt to a routine. You will be performing multi-joint, functional exercises instead of isolation movements – so, you will move like as your body is designed to move and you will be developing muscles you never tapped into before. 

So, NO. You don't have to keep you gym membership. It's not necessary, or even advised, to do extra weight lifting or cardio. You don't need machines…you will become one! (of course, if you do a sport, practice it!)

The beauty of CrossFit is that you get in the best shape of your life in less time. Rob and I, and many of our members, used to spend two hours a day in the gym, lifting weights and using cardio machines. We are all stronger, faster and more functional now and we log in less workout hours.

Quality and intensity over quantity, baby!

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Workout of the Day:

Five rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
12 Power clean 135/95
15 Thruster 95/65

6 Responses

  1. Today’s WOD was ROUGH! I actually met Pukie for the first time.
    Funny how ‘ol smack-talkin’ Sib chose to wuss out. hmmmm. Meanwhile, we had two heats at 6 AM.

  2. SonnySib

    Thats Awesome thanks for the Love! I did wuss out Im not going to lie..I seen more weights and got scuuured. I will be in tommorrow for my lashing. Thanks guys and good job 6am LOL

  3. Diane Blais

    Yea, I am one of those who used to spend 2 hours or more a day at the gym. At crossfit I am in and out in an hour, that includes warm up, wod, cool down and all my chit chatting. I get a great workout, feel exhausted and at the same time energized for the day. I have lost weight and physically feel better. Do I need to tell you I Love It??? I Love It!!!

  4. Gina

    I paid to get out of my other gym contract after 4 days at CrossFit. It only took four days to realize anything other than CrossFit was just a waste of time for me. I am Healthier and at a lighter weight than I have been in 20 years.