CrossFit has been gaining fans and enthusiasts over the years. That is because it is a fast way to gain shape and lose weight. You’ll need extreme discipline and dedication over the course of doing extreme exercises to maintain your shape. Some say that fast gains equal fast loss. This can be avoided with the correct strategies set when training yourself. Becoming fit and perfect is never easy, but CrossFit can do it. You just have to set the correct strategy. Here are some tips on what strategy to follow.
Budget your time
Fitness is life. More correctly, fitness should be part of life. Always allot a part of your day to CrossFit. This can range from 30 to 60 minutes or up to more than that. CrossFit excels in burning fat in a limited amount of time. The longer you do it, the more you burn. Hence, the more fit you become. You can set time for it after work, as you wake up, etc., as long as it won’t affect your sleep and work. This involves training your discipline and keeping on doing your routine religiously.
Keep track of what you eat
Eating still is essential when you work out. However, make sure you don’t overeat. You may already be burning fat when doing CrossFit, but you are still prone to countering its effects with more calories. Check your recommended calorie count. There are already many apps on mobile devices to help you keep track of what you eat. In addition, some of them even track your steps and the exercise you’ve done. To make it more fun, games have also been incorporated into the different sports apps.
Form bonds, make a family
This does not refer to dating and getting a family to live happily ever after. This involves meeting people who’ll help you do your CrossFit training. People who have friends over at gyms tend to love the gym more. As such, they do not have the anxiety and discomfort most solitary gym goes have. That is because having friends to support you can always help. They can motivate you, push you to break your limits, and they’ll be there when you celebrate your victories.
Try intense workouts
If CrossFit seems to light for you, there are more advanced classes of exercises. Some of them have been called girly names but mind you they are no joke. It can have you running and chasing your breath every time you do them. As such, they are not for the faint of heart.
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training serves one purpose: to make you lose weight and lose it fast. You can summarize all your workouts with HIIT. A 30-min cardio of HIIT can equal every exercise on the chart and still be enough to topple them all when counting the number of calories burned. Be careful when you do it, though. You should consult a fitness expert before you do it.