It’s time to talk about CrossFit, the group workout of choice in gyms across the country. And, I’m going to warn you up front – this approach to health and fitness is not for the casual gym goer, it’s all about getting ripped (especially when it comes to the “crossfit girls”).
CrossFit is a lifestyle filled with cardio and strength training that includes everything from functional movements to Olympic lifts and gymnastics. And, it even has its own vocabulary that features words like WOD, EMOM, AMRAP, and “The Girls.”
But one of the primary reasons Crossfit actually works to build muscle and endurance is because your abilities are constantly being tested. These tests are referred to as benchmark workouts.
In this blog post, you’re going to discover:
- What the heck is a “WOD” and how benchmark WODS lead to predictable, long-term muscle gains
- Who are “The Girls?” (and why is there such a love-hate relationship)
- The details of the most brutal CrossFit workouts so you can test your strength and endurance progress