CrossFit Level 1 Manual: What Is Included?
The new CrossFit certification program includes two levels. The first one is called “Level One” and it’s a 10 day intensive training course. The second one is called “Level Two” and it consists of 6 weeks of training with less intensity but still very intense. Both of these programs are designed to prepare you for the next level, which will consist of even more rigorous training.
Both of these programs are based on the same principles. They both aim at improving your physical fitness level and they’re both highly effective in doing so. However, there are some differences between them. Let’s take a look at each one of them individually:
1) Level One Training Program:
10 Days Of Intense Training (10 Day Course)
In this program you’ll train 5 days per week for 10 consecutive days. There won’t be any breaks during this time period. You’ll have to perform all of your exercises at full intensity and you’ll do it for the whole duration of the program. During this program you’ll work out every single muscle group in your body, including your core muscles.
You’ll also learn how to properly warm up before each workout and after each workout. The level one program also includes a nutrition guide and an explanation of the most recent medical research on fitness.
The instructor staff that will help you throughout this course has to fulfill the following requirements:
– They have to be at least a level 2 CrossFit coach (they’re usually level 3 or 4).
– They have to have current/recent experience as CrossFit trainers.
– They can’t have been convicted of any serious criminal offenses.
The level one program costs $1,000 (excluding the extra food you’ll have to buy during the program).
2) CrossFit Level 2 Certification Program:
6 Weeks Of Training (Weekly Sessions)
This is a more relaxed version of the level one training program and it’s a good way of developing your abilities as an instructor. You don’t have to go to all of the sessions in this program, since you can attend only the ones you feel like you need extra help with.
In this program you’ll also train 5 days per week for 6 weeks. The difference is that in this more relaxed program you don’t have to train as often and you can also have a few days off in between each session.
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