Here I’m gonna talk about some Crossfit workouts for beginners. Beginners at Crossfit may find all this talk about the “Workout Of The Day”, sumo deadlifts and kettlebell swings a little confusing if they haven’t heard of them before.
The Crossfit workouts are basically like this: Each day, a workout is prescribed by the trainer, called “Workout of the day”, or WOD. Every person at the Crossfit gym performs this same workout, the goal is usually to finish the workout in as short a time as possible or do as many reps or rounds as possible.
You don’t need to worry if you’re a beginner and think you can’t handle a Crossfit workout, because the workout is scalable to pretty much any fitness level. The trainer can help you find an easier variation of every exercise that is performed.
Most of the exercises are easy to perform, it’s the speed and lack of rest in between sets that is most challenging. If you’ve been in the gym a lot and are able to put up respective numbers, you may still find yourself drained in a matter of minutes of doing a Crossfit workout, that’s how I felt in the beginning.
If you’re still afraid of dipping right into a Crossfit workout, then here are some Crossfit workouts for beginners that you can practice with:
1. Squats. Any variation of squats will do. Doing them with no weight in the living room of your house will give you plenty of practice. Just make sure to watch your form. There are also plenty of variations that you will learn at Crossfit.
2. Shoulder Presses. If you have a barbell, or dumbbells, then you can practice doing shoulder presses in order to gain a bit of strength before trying Crossfit.
3. Crunches. Any form of crunches will do, since they all do pretty much the same thing. Planks are also excellent to strengthen your core.
4. Push ups. Regular push ups will do just fine, but if you want to get a bit of preparation for the speed of Crossfit workouts then you may want to try the clapping push ups. They are pretty much the same, except that you push much faster and then clap your hands once in between reps. Warning: you might fall on your face, that’s what happened to me once when I tried clapping my hands two times.
And finally, I would recommend trying to get into good cardiovascular shape, preferably doing high-intensity, anaerobic cardio exercises since these are a major part of Crossfit.
So these are a few Crossfit workouts for beginners that you can practice with, but like I said before I don’t think you need to worry about anything since the exercises are scalable so you can just show up at a Crossfit workout and start.