If you want to lose weight or get into shape quickly you should definitely consider CrossFit. It’s arguably one of the best ways to get fit fast. However, you might be interested in learning how to improve your technique:
Scale movements/weight effectively
This will help you to optimize your workouts and meet your fitness goals. Make sure to choose the right weights for your WODs.
Rest in between sets
Technically you should push yourself and do your workouts as fast as you can. However, if you take rests between sets, you can actually boost your overall workout times. For example, when you do a particular workout, you could try to do 1 round at the top of each minute. If you can do that then you can rack up 20 rounds. It will seem very simple as you start out but be much more challenging at the end.
Another option is to try to complete 1 round in 90 seconds. However, if your old record is greater than 20 rounds, you could try 1 round about every 45 seconds.
Focus on your ability
It’s important to do your mobility work each day. You can make sure to get it in by not starting a WOD until you’ve done the mobility work first. There are many mobility WOD options for you to do. They include using a lacrosse ball, or working on your shoulder girdle.
Breaking up sets
You might have wondered in the past why rep schemes with 9, 15, 21 reps are the best ones. The reason is that they can be broken up into subsets. For example, that could include 3, 5, or 7 sub-sets for those three examples of reps.
Another way you can break up the reps into sets is 11, 10, 8, 7, 5, then 4. Before you start doing a particular exercise, take some time to see if breaking up the sets into sub-sets will help to provide better results. There’s a good chance that it will.
Another option you can take is to avoid always pushing yourself always to failure for each round of each workout. Instead, select a sub-max number of repetitions that you are sure you can finish. For most of your workouts, try to keep yourself a little short of that figure.
Breathing is something that we do every day and all day. So what does it have to do with CrossFit Workout of the Day? It’s actually quite important. What should you do if you’re having problems breathing while you’re in the middle of a rep? Make sure to start focus on inhaling. Take long, slow, and controlled breaths. Make sure to breathe in through your nose rather than your mouth.
In the case that you’re doing 20-minute AMRAP, breathe through your nose for at least the first 10 minutes. You should only do heavy mouth breathing when you do short efforts, sprints, and at the end of workouts. You might need to slow down at first so you can breathe through your nose. How in the long term it will provide a better workout.
6. Have The Right Tools
Never under estimate the importance of your chalk, belt and wrist wraps. These tools help you stabilize your muscles and keep your body in proper form so you can have more strength and avoid injuries.