Breaking Muscle Video – What Should I Have In My CrossFit Gym Bag?
The first thing you need to do when starting out with CrossFit is to have a good workout routine. You want to get into a rhythm so that you don’t lose motivation or get bored. If you’re not used to doing anything other than running around and jumping up and down, then it might take some time before you start getting into the swing of things. So, you’ll need to develop a routine that will keep you motivated and excited.
You may think that you already have all the equipment necessary to get started, but if you haven’t bought any of these items yet, now would be a great time to start!
If you’ve been following our blog for awhile, then maybe you know that we like to use the best products available. And there are many different types of fitness equipment available. Some of them are very expensive while others are quite affordable. There is no right or wrong way to go about buying gear, but here’s what we recommend:
1) Equipment For Strength Training Only
Strength training only means that you won’t be using these items during your workouts:
A weight machine (squat rack, bench press, etc.) A rowing machine (cable rower, ergometer, etc. ) A treadmill (elliptical machine, etc. )
If you’re going to be doing everything at home, then you don’t need these things. You can build your own weight machines with items from home or use other types of workouts as seen here.
2) Weighted Shoes
If you’re going to be doing a lot of running and sprinting (CrossFit style), then you’re going to want to get a pair of shoes with some weight in them. This will make you run faster and give you greater speed. The only problem is lifting your feet up and down while running could cause the weights to bounce around. This could throw off your balance and disrupt your running.
For this reason, you may want to buy a pair of running slippers instead. These are flat on the bottom so that they don’t move around in your running shoes. This will give you greater balance and more comfort.
So, get a good pair of running slippers or running sneakers with weights in them. As far as how much weight you need, that depends on what you’re comfortable with and how much you can lift.
Sources & references used in this article:
All Diets Fail. Why Bother? by CJ Gotcher – breakingmuscle.co.uk
Nobody is Doomed to be Fat by CJ Gotcher – breakingmuscle.com
Inside the Box: How CrossFit® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body by JC Herz – 2015 – Harmony