Just when you think you're tough enough


WTF is Crossfit?

It is not body building, that’s for sure.
Or rather, it is not just about body building.

It was founded in year 2000 by a coach called Greg Glassman who believes in general body fitness, rather than conditioning oneself to one sport.

Another inspiration was to provide adequate workout for the U.S troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war, when well equipped gym is almost non existent, hence creating lots of bodyweight and free weight training, at the same time throwing in some basic aerobics.

Source: Reebok CrossFit Games 2013
Source: Reebok CrossFit Games 2013

The best part of crossfit is the scalability.
One can choose lesser rep or weight or intensity according to his own fitness level, and progress slowly.

It is easy to pick up Crossfit.
One can start with something manageable with bodyweights at home.
A typical 20-minute Crossfit session can be:
AMRAP (As many round as possible): 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats.

If you can only do one pull-up at one go, that’s fine. Scale it down to 1 pull-up, 5 push-ups and 10 squats.
Most importantly is to do as many rounds as possible, and focus only in that 20 minutes.

My advice to you is to do some research (YouTube, Wikipedia) before you try moves you have never done before. That’s when joining a good Crossfit gym comes in, and opens you up to some weight lifting.

So, what are you weighting for?