Here are six of the most popular types of CrossFit workouts you can use to break up the monotony of body-part splits and make you a more rounded athlete.
Stands for “every minute on the minute”. Start a running clock and do a set number of reps at regular intervals, at the start of each minute. The EMOM workout scrutinises your powers of recovery.
Workout: Three clean and jerks every minute for 10 minutes
“As many rounds as possible”. Complete a given exercise combination as many times as you can within a given time. It’s a battle of mind over searing muscle.
Workout: 12 minutes of eight front squats and eight push presses
“Rounds for time” means completing a given number of rounds of a circuit as fast as possible. The short rest periods help develop long-lasting muscle endurance.
Workout: Eight rounds of 15 kettlebell swings, 10 kettlebell clean and presses and 5 kettlebell snatches
A one-round series of exercises, usually with high reps, to be completed in the fastest time possible. A high-volume, muscle-building grind.
Workout: 100 press-ups, 75 bodyweight squats, 50 burpees, 25 pull-ups
One or more movements, increasing or decreasing the workload over time.
Workout: 1-10 reps of goblet squats superset with 10-1 reps of pull-ups
Do eight rounds of high-intensity intervals, alternating 20 seconds effort with 10 seconds rest. A fat-eviscerating finisher.
Workout: 8x Tabata rows for max distance