Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Unique Way to Train

There is a new way to workout sweeping all fitness freaks out there. It's called CrossFit. From what I understand about this unique way of training, CrossFit is all about working the endurance of muscles. You take 3-4 exercises and do them consecutively for an extended period of time.

I have come across people who will do 10 pull-ups, 20 push-ups and 25 sit-ups in a circuit routine for 20 minutes without stopping. It's very intense and your muscles will be burning after the first 5 minutes. This type of routine definatly is a cardio workout, making your heart pump a lot of blood to the muscles which increases your heart rate, burning calories and helping lower your blood pressure.

By using a little resistance to your muscles the CrossFit can also build the endurance and strength in your muscles. Constant sets of 12-20 repititions (or 25 repitions in the case of sit-ups) is a great way to build the endurance in your muscles. If done in a powerful quick motion, muscular endurance can help atheletes of every sport.

Check out the CrossFit website and try out one of their routines. If the weight being used it too much for you, lower the weight and do the same amount of repititions. The weight isn't as important as the reps and the time required.

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