Five Essentials You Can Build From Cross Fit Training

 

 

An Overview

“The Sport of Fitness.” That is how gym buffs and sports enthusiasts advertise cross fit. It is a type of training that involves different high-intensity movements. It’s a program that is designed to improve strength and overall body conditioning through various challenging routines.

Crossfit is different from boxing or Zumba or any other exercise simply because it doesn’t only aim for improvement but also to test the different parts of your mental and physical well-being of its capability, and if at all there is any change with everyday training.

Is Crossfit for everybody? The answer is actually yes – it is for anyone who is committed to pursuing it. A cross fit expert says, “Rather than having one workout for older women and another for hardcore athletes – there’s ONE workout each day that is completely scalable based on your skill.”

For those who are curious and planning to try cross fit training, let us examine some of the many benefits of cross fit training for one’s mental and physical well-being.

 

 

Cross Fit Helps Build:

 Determination. Intensity may be the key to cross fit but you can’t really achieve that if you don’t motivate yourself to your limits every day. All of us want results, but only a few are determined to continue and keep the same effort to train and finish his workout routine. When you’re working out in a gym, you can always tell your coach you’ve done 20 reps instead of just 10. However, with cross fit’s structured program, there is no other choice but to give your best in every routine.

Heart Performance.  According to the American Council on Exercise, cross fit training increases the heart’s endurance and elevates the heart rate to 90% of its maximum rate. Fitness buffs also proved that the training clearly improved one’s heart health and overall cardio fitness.

Lifestyle Improvement. When you’ve regularly attended your cross fit sessions and have incorporated it into your daily routine, you begin to change or add some good into you, such as a healthy environment, health-conscious friends, and new and better habits. You’ll spend more on the things that matter, like whole grain and home-cooked food instead of the processed and pre-packed ones. You’d prefer to talk and meet with your colleagues at the gym, not at the coffee shop or snack bar.

 

 

Relationships. Cross fit – or any exercise routine for that matter – enhances mental and emotional stability, therefore improving mood, behavior, and state of mind. Couples who do training together have claimed that their relationship has definitely flourished, although some who have more serious issues would still probably need help from a professional.

Ultimately, as a cross fit member, you become a part of its community, where all of you help each other improve and reach your goal towards a better a fitter person. Cross fit is a whole new experience and even strangers who join the training become one with you in achieving the best shape you’ve always dreamed of.

 

 

Improving Your Relationship By Working Out Together

 

 

You’ve been following and admiring this couple that lives beside you. They look so into each other, like they’ve just been from their honeymoon when in fact they’ve been married for years now. You begin to ask questions. Why are they so in love with each other? And why do they look so damn good together? Your friendly neighbor says, “They’ve been getting really physical together all through these years!” And you say, “What?” He says, “Not that kind of physical! I mean they’ve been working out together!”

It turns out that doing exercise together indeed provides huge advantages to your relationship with your partner – from getting to spend more time and striving to be healthy together, to, of course, great sex as a couple.

“Lab studies show that after jointly participating in an exciting physical challenge or activity, couples report feeling more satisfied with their relationships and more in love with their partner,” wrote social psychologist Theresa E. DiDonato, PhD.

Perhaps it’s time you invited your significant other today when you head out to the gym. Maybe you ought not to be alone in your journey towards a sexier, healthier you. Grab your husband’s hand and bring him along. Take advantage of the benefits of working out together not only for your mental and physical health but also for your relationship as a couple.

Reasons Why Working Out Together Helps You Stay Together

Quality Time Together

 Work, meetings, and the kids are among the responsibilities that get in the way of your time with your spouse. You’ve been meaning to squeeze a date night within the week but just can’t get a few hours of your time to fit in with your husband’s. But if you have a workout scheduled three or four times in a week, why don’t you do it with your partner instead? That would only mean more enjoyable and meaningful time together, at the same time keeping yourselves and your relationship healthy.

“Partners who do things together become more closely connected and come to enjoy each other’s company,” wrote research psychologist Rob Pascale, PhD.

You Compete In A Healthy Way

 When you’re a gym buff, you tend to compete with other enthusiasts, doing more pushups and carrying heavier weights to make yourself feel better than the rest. However, if you want to add some spice and excitement in your relationship, you can be playful by competing healthily against each other, without the bitterness or jealousy – only sheer determination to stay fit together, and stoking the fires of romance as well. Challenge your spouse to a fun run or have a burpee contest.

 

 

Deepens Your Love For Each Other

 Body language is practiced when you work out together. You begin to learn how to communicate non-verbally when you try to do the treadmill side by side or lift weights across each other. Your emotions become acclimated to each other and silently establish a more attuned emotional bond. What’s more, sweating it out together arouses physical attraction.

 

Improved Intimacy Through Shared Goals

Often, when you try to reach for the same workout goals and spend time putting effort into making yourselves healthy, the closeness becomes more significant.

“Intimacy is the sense of another person fully knowing you, and loving you because of who you are—as well as in spite of it,” wrote Susan K. Perry, PhD.

Love doesn’t only show when you look into each other’s eyes, but also when you’re living life and heading towards the same direction in most things – dreams, principles, and even in your attempts to achieve your best shape ever.…

Exercise: Different People Different Strokes

Each of us has our reason why we work out, why we spend at least an hour at the gym or running around the oval every other day just to get tired. We all have our motive why we keep on enduring a minute of abdominal planking, a hundred of jumping jacks, and other challenging workout routines that we keep on doing in exchange of a sore muscle at the end. No pain, no gain. The long undulating cry of people who worship exercise and physical fitness. 

 

Most of us consider workout as a physical exercise that is important in developing and maintaining our physical strength and ensure that we achieve the maximum health. However, we tend to ignore the painful effects of every aching muscle and joint we obtain after working out. Spending some time working out and trolling the gym as my past-time, I have met many people from different walks of life, and from them, I have realized that exercise too has its own broader emotional reasons. 

From All Walks Of Life 

I have met people who chose to divert their heartaches through exercise and bounced back into having new relationships. I also encountered this lady who has been body shamed by social media then started to work hard to achieve body goals which she ultimately made. After several months of relentless training, she became a better version of herself. 

Also, there was the couple I got along with and found out that the husband does not want his wife to feel insecure about her body after giving birth, so to make her happy, he accompanied her to the gym and helped his wife regain her confidence. Lastly, sharing a cup of tea with a senior couple who have been doing a simple exercise, made me realize that no matter how old or young we could be, exercise could still fit in our lifestyle.  

Knowing someone who had been spying on her boyfriend because of seeing another woman made me see how much love can push us to our limits.  

The joy of seeing a family going to the gym together and witness how much they value spending quality time together.  

The contagious laugh that a group of friends shared with each other as they endure three-minute planking has helped me appreciate the importance of choosing and keeping people who will inspire you to become a better person.  

Self-Realization 

Finally, knowing myself even more. I have come to understand myself more that despite being single, there are still beautiful things that I should be thankful for, and these are the experiences that life has blessed me with. The experiences that made me realize how cruel life can be if only we take our grudges into it, and how amazingly beautiful it could be if we appreciate every little thing in life.  

I realized that as human beings, we have our ways of diversions and we often bury our emotions into exerting physical activity. True enough, exercise helps us clear our mind and calm our senses despite the physical soreness it brings.