CrossFit Regional Workouts 2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Shoulders
The CrossFit Games are coming up soon! If you want to get better at CrossFit then this is your chance to shine. You need to train hard so that you will have a good shot at winning the games.
There are many different ways of training for these competitions but there are certain things that everyone needs to do in order to prepare themselves well enough for them.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a gym full of weights or other equipment where you can practice all the movements that are going to be used during the competition. That’s why I’ve put together a list of some of the best exercises that will give you a competitive edge over others. These are just some ideas and not everything is included here; however, they cover most of what you’ll need to work on if you want to improve your performance in the games.
These are the main exercises that you’ll need to focus on when working out for the games. They are also the ones that will allow you to get stronger and build muscle mass while improving your strength, power, speed, agility, balance and coordination. Some of these exercises may seem complicated but once you start doing them regularly it becomes second nature and you won’t even think about changing anything.
Forearm Side Plank
Handstand Push Up
Sumo Deadlift High Pull
Dumbbell Row (seems to be missing from the article)
Barbell Sit Up
It’s important that you work on all of these exercises as part of your regular Crossfit training. By doing so, you’ll be working on most of the main movements that are included in the Crossfit training programs and the ones that are used in the games themselves.
P.S. If you want a more detailed article on this subject then check this one out: (LINK REMOVED)
These are just some of the exercises that you’ll need to practice if you want to get really good at Crossfit and do well in the competitions. You also need to make sure that you do a lot of running too; this is especially important if you are involved in the team side of things. You also need to practice a lot with the heavier weights; this is because you can’t just get by with just pure cardio if you want to succeed in these competitions as the heavy weights are needed for some of the events too.
A member of the Crossfit community once said “Cardio is very important in the sport of Crossfit but you also need to have strength, power, endurance, speed and agility.” This means that you need to work on all aspects of your fitness in order to be successful as just one or two of them isn’t going to be enough.
As you can see, there are a lot of different things that you need to practice and keep up on if you want to get really good at Crossfit and do well in the games; however, none of it is really all that hard. As long as you work at it regularly and eat right, you’ll soon find that you are getting a lot stronger and faster than you ever thought possible. It’s really a great feeling to accomplish something like this.
Now I’m not saying that you’re going to be on par with some of the professional Crossfit athletes or anything close but you should find that you’re able to keep up with everyone else in your Box without too much trouble.
It’s just like the story of the tortoise and the hare; you’re not going to be the flashiest or even the fastest but if you just keep on going and keep on training hard then you’ll succeed. The flashier athletes are the ones that tend to blow their load early and then don’t have anything left for when it really counts. You don’t want to be in that position so make sure that you pace yourself and take things one step at a time.
These are just some of the things you need to work on if you really want to get good at Crossfit and do well in the games. There is no real secret or magic trick to it; it’s just all about keeping on working at it and never giving up no matter what happens.
So, what kind of athlete are you? Are you the type that is going to give up after just a few days because it’s too much hard work or are you the type of person that is going to keep on going no matter what happens?
Remember, the winners are not always the people that have the most natural ability; they’re the people that just keep on trying the hardest. It’s your choice what kind of athlete you want to be.
Thanks again for taking the time to read this and I hope that you not only enjoy Crossfit but also become really good at it.
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CrossFit overview: systematic review and meta-analysis by JC Herz – 2015 – Harmony
Normative values for self-reported benchmark workout scores in crossfit® practitioners by JG Claudino, TJ Gabbett, F Bourgeois… – … medicine-open, 2018 – Springer
Prevalence of injuries in exercise programs based on Crossfit®, cross training and high-intensity functional training methodologies: a systematic review by GT Mangine, B Cebulla, Y Feito – Sports medicine-open, 2018 – Springer