Crossfit. You’ve probably heard of it. You’ve probably seen people joking about it. You’ve also probably seen someone who swears by it. It seems to be one of the most polarising fitness trends across the board; a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it.
Personally? I love Crossfit. I come from a background of giving everything a go once. I’ve done powerlifting. I’ve done bodybuilding. I’ve done pilates, yoga, rugby, hockey…I’ll try anything once and I usually decide I dislike them pretty quickly. I’d been aware of Crossfit for a good few years before I gave it a go at the end of last year – mainly as bodybuilders and Crossfitters seem to have to be mortal enemies. One thing I did know about it was that it seemed really, really intimidating. The workouts (or WODs, as they’re called) seemed ridiculously impossible. The people at the top of the sport (Katrin Davidsdottir, Matt Fraser, Sara Sigmunsdottir, Rich Froning…), they all seem like they might be part cyborg. This post today is designed to give you a bit of an idea of what Crossfit is, and what the benefits of it are! And no – you don’t have to do anything with ridiculous form.