Get Your Adrenaline Rush With These CrossFit Exercises

Get Your Adrenaline Rush With These CrossFit Exercises
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The first thing to know about CrossFit is that it isn't any one thing. Created by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000, this loose collection of workout routines has evolved into its own competitive sport, integrating various elements from different kinds of workouts to push your body to the max.

CrossFit emphasizes the power of "constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement," and aims to work all the different areas of your body, with the goal of improving your abilities in ten different areas: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

Authority over what is or is not a CrossFit workout is decentralized, and the general system is used all over the world at a network of over thirteen thousand gyms, along with various public institutions in the education and defense sectors, and even a few sports teams.

Here are a few of the CrossFit methods and practices:

Flipping Tires

Moving giant tires has been all the rage this century, and CrossFit is a big part of that. Batman seems to think it's effective, maybe you should give it a try.

Competitive Workouts

At this point, so many people like doing CrossFit that it has become a competitive enterprise. Check out a few of the moves these determined athletes pull while on a field together.

Dumbbells and Pull-ups

Two of the classic CrossFit moves are dumbbells and pull-ups. One way to combine them is nicknamed "the Fran," as demonstrated above.

Deadlifts, Jerks and Cleans

CrossFit doesn't leave out the more traditional weight work, it just incorporates it into a mix of other behaviors. Here's a badass lady working with a bar.

Plyometrics

Push-ups are great, but add a move and they become supercharged. 

Rowing

Sure, you can use a rowing machine. But again, a few simple twists can make it way more effective.

Aerobics

Classic sit-ups meet power training in Cross-Fit aerobic workouts. Not only will you up your heart-rate and metabolism, you will be building crazy muscle at the same time, becoming more of an all-around powerhouse everyday.