Cross Fit Training

Cross-Fit training is a type of high-intensity exercise, where you are constantly changing the form. Started in the early 2000’s, as training for the military special operations unit, champion martial artists and elite professionals, it has now gained popularity all over the world. Its allure is faster training, stronger muscles, improved recovery and training at elevated heart rates. In cross-fit, you are using your own bodyweight as resistance to build strength through out your body. It can, therefore, be done anywhere and without any equipment such as dumbbells or barbells. Fitness enthusiasts swear by it.

The principles on which it was founded was to combine the benefits of different types of exercises such as lifting weights, high-intensity interval training, and aerobic training. Cross-fit attempts to combine all into a single form of exercise. As a result, your overall conditioning, as well as versatility, improves. Training of this kind is also known to help you break through those dreaded plateaus where no amount of training is providing you additional benefits. High-Intensity exercise, in any case, is known to help you lose weight quickly as you are working out close to your VO2 Max. Your heart rate is elevated through the exercise as you are rapidly completing different moves without taking a break.

If you are a newbie and want to adopt an exercise, this might just be an excellent way to start. If you are elderly, you just need to find an appropriate routine for your age and fitness level. It is best to find someone who understands this form of exercise instead of attempting to do it on your own, to prevent injury.

In extremely rare conditions, training cross-fit style can cause a condition called rhabdomyolysis a condition where damaged skeletal muscles break down rapidly. The damaged tissue can then enter the bloodstream and poison the kidneys.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.