Cross fit is a sport in which participants compete in a series of workouts that generally last around an hour, combining the best aspects from various exercise disciplines to create a fitness program. Find out all about crossfit and what it involves.
Do high-intensity interval training programs build muscle? Endurance exercise can be defined as any activity used for competition, recreation or athletic training that requires sustained periods of intense effort . The benefits of endurance exercise have been widely researched     . Although the mechanisms by which these health benefits are achieved are still poorly understood, what is clear is that physical activity can make you feel better and prevent many diseases.
How much protein should I take per day to gain muscle? If you like to get big quick then there’s no question this would work for you! A good rule of thumb is 150g/day split into post workout snacks (aim for 6 small meals x 2 scoops), preworkout (can be up to 30g) and during periodization (20-30g). Mixing all together may burn more calories but ramps up your insulin levels so stay within your fat burning window especially while dieting. Have fun with it!
How Do Crossfit Women Have Such Great Abs?
“I’ve trained harder than ever before, but my abs are better than they were when I was doing softer training. I don’t think it has to do with the intensity that I use; it has to do with how much time you spend pulling up and down rope in addition to the fact that the Crossfit style of training requires you to use heavier weights because of how far apart you have to perform each move. Keeping a strict form helps, as well as correct breathing techniques, which help activate your core. My performance is obviously a factor too! My other favorite aspect of Crossfit is the community – all the other athletes who love what we do and want us to be successful motivates me even more!” So without further ado, here are our top ten abs-solutely amazing women from CFNYD 😉
Another Affordable Plyo Box Alternative – CrossFit Discussion Board
This week I want to talk about one of the other products on my “have to have” list, an affordable plyo box alternative. Several years ago I purchased a Centurion Fitness Plyometric Mat. It comes highly rated by other CF’ers and reviewers alike, so after buying it I figured what the heck, let’s try it out! The first thing that surprised me is how easy it was to set up. Seriously, take two pieces of cardboard for this stuff – fold them in half to make a rectangle that will be your base. If you are wondering then yes you can do squats on this thing! You’ll need at least 1/2 inch space all around the outside edges of the mat…so stack 5 boxes together making sure they are bottom heavy with weights. Do not place these boxes directly under each side of your lift platform – again because it could cause injury if they collapse during lifting or dead lifts or other exercises where back muscles are engaged or flexed (think pull ups and bicep curls). Place the boxes 3/4 inches apart and pinch together like in a picture below: With all this in mind you can see how quickly we can get our mats setup and ready for use! All we need now is some weight loaded onto each side!! For me personally this product gets used daily (and pretty hard), but recently when training with one particular student he talked for quite some time about how much interest his friends had in buying one of these things