Now that we’ve given you a detailed guide on what CrossFit is, here are a couple workout programs you can start with:
As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes:
This is a very good workout to start with. Since all the movements are all body-weight, you can do this in your home, on the track, in the park and even in your hotel room, provided that you are mindful of your form and limitations.
Many people underestimate the efficacy of body weight exercises because they think that workouts that incorporate the barbell are the best way to strengthen up and be fitter.
It really depends on what your fitness goals are. If you want to thrive as a power-lifter or Olympic weightlifter, then that this is the perfect fit for you.
But there shouldn’t be any competition as to which is better, since body-weight exercises can be just as effective and fun.
Make it a point though to study progressions of a certain movement if you have a difficult time with it. One disadvantage of body-weight exercises is that unlike free weights, you cannot adjust the weight of what you’re carrying.
If you think you can’t handle a movement, go for the scaled/easier version first and build up your strength to the harder ones.
Push-ups can be scaled to having your knees on the floor while the squats can be done from a box or even a half or quarter rep if you have mobility issues on your lower body.