Monday, November 16, 2015

Several Reasons Why Crossfit is Better for You than a Normal Workout

Crossfit training is rapidly gaining popularity in Roanoke, and there are some good reasons why. Crossfit is an intense workout programed designed to provide a complete exercise experience because it doesn’t do just one thing or type of exercise. True to its name, crossfit does a little bit of everything, including running, weightlifting, gymnastics, and more. There are many reasons why adults may want to consider crossfit in Roanoke, VA as an exercise alternative, or even a total replacement, for what they are doing now. Organization and Consistency One of the biggest problems with just going to the gym is that most people are not sure what to do or how to do it. Even if they have some experience at the gym, they may be intimated by new exercises or machines. They may also workout improperly, leading to injury or uneven fitness. Spending extra money on trainers is a hassle at many gyms. There is also the consistency factor.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Combine Dieting with Regular Crossfit Classes for Optimal Weight Loss

Dieting is perhaps one of the most common steps people take to lose weight, but few people who follow one of the many diet plans actually lose all of the weight they want and keep it off. This can lead to a frustrating cycle of trying various diets, feeling deprived of the foods you crave and more. For many, losing weight actually is not about a number on a scale. It is about improving health and well-being, feeling better about the way you look and having your clothes fit more comfortably. While shedding some weight may be necessary to accomplish these goals, there are other factors at play. By understanding what it really takes to get the goals you desire, you can create a more effective plan.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Get That Competitive Edge on the Trail: How Crossfit Benefits Runners

Roanoke, VA runners like to lead the pack and to do that they need to train consistently. It takes a dedicated training program to see favorable results in races and marathons. There are a variety of training regimens for a runner to choose from, but many of these training regimens are overly focused on a single aspect of running. This can lead to injuries and other problems.This is where Crossfit comes in. Crossfit training programs are no fad; the training regimen has a solid grounding. Based on the idea that general fitness is more important than specializing in any one strength, Crossfit programs focus on improving ten general areas: cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, agility, balance, speed and coordination—all of which are vital for runners.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ready, set, CrossFit!—Workout Benefits and Smart Tips for Runners

It takes more than just power legs to become a good runner. Owing to its repetitive use of an isolated muscle group, this exercise can cause imbalances in the body if not complemented with other types of training. CrossFit is a great supplemental workout for runners as it involves the entire body, combining power lifting, gymnastic and strength training that conditions muscles for sprint and marathon alike. The resulting loss in body fat also helps a runner cover greater mileage at a faster rate. If you consider including Crossfit in your workout plan, here some important tips for you to start with: Don’t skip the basics Regardless of how in-depth you are in running or even if you’ve tried high-intensity workouts before, a new program will always be different and if you insist on enrolling in higher-level programs right away, you’ll certainly end up sore.

Monday, June 29, 2015

For the Roanoke CrossFit Newbie: Basic Pointers You Need to Know

CrossFit has become very popular these days, and those who are into it are just about everywhere. You may have seen them on TV, or shopped next to them at a grocery store, seen a few of their “WOD” (workout of the day) snaps on Instagram, and you may even be living with one (unless you’re completely oblivious). These people can be anyone—mothers, students, professional athletes, you name it. More and more individuals are starting to proudly call themselves “CrossFitters”. In fact, one of the best reasons for joining a Roanoke, VA CrossFit box is the sense of community that members develop.