I love the winter months in Morzine. With the arrival of the first snow the whole region wakes up to a flurry of activities. Tourists flock to the area and the snow covered slopes take on a splendid and festive look with the skiers dotting the slopes. I have a great time in winter and the skiing gives me enough physical activity that I need not worry about my fitness, but it is the non-winter season that I’m worried about.
While I can pick out any of the physical exercises, it is the crossfit training that appeal to me more. I met a friend of mine a few weeks back that sparked my interest in crossfit. He said that he chooses crossfit traning, as it offers the best ever body workout that has the same program model for everyone, only with the intensity level changed, according to the age or fitness level of the individual concerned.
The best thing about crossfit exercises are that they possess a universal scalability that makes them ideal for any type of individual irrespective of the experience he possesses. Each day a single workout is given, which can be scaled based on the skill you have. For instance, if the workout needs squats with 120 pounds, but you are capable of only doing 40 pounds, then you can start on that level, or if you are not able to do the squats due to injury, a similar movement can be substituted till you get on to the level as prescribed.
Who can do it?
Crossfit though is suitable for everybody, everyone cannot do it. It is ideal only for certain categories of people.
Beginners in weight training who have not done weight training before find it ideal.
People who love the feeling of belonging to a community and support group find Crossfit a great outlet.
Fitness enthusiasts who cannot rest a day without having done their exercise for the day like the structured format of crossfit and the consistency present.
Former athletes who have been attuned to the feeling of camaraderie, competition and teamwork find the crossfit workouts a wonderful choice. Since the workouts involved fixed time limits for each repetition set, the competitive spirit in the athletes is aroused and they also like the nationwide competitions that take place in crossfit communities worldwide.
Starting the training
A CrossFit classes are generally provided free for the first class, so you can try out the workouts and see if they fit your purpose. The first class is the introduction class where you are given an overview on the workout, body movements involved and the benefits you get. I decided right on in the first class that the workouts are definitely for me. I also decided to make my muscles a little bit leaner, so I use bodybuilding supplements to create and drink tasty and healthy protein milkshakes.
The ramp or elements course is the next class, once you decide on joining the CrossFit workouts. This involves teaching nine basic movements in CrossFit and the need for sticking to proper form while exercising. This session is very valuable as you get to know how to perform the deadlifts, squats and presses perfectly.
Regular sessions include an hour or 45 minutes course that included doing the workouts prescribed like dynamic warm-up, strength work and workout of the day.