CrossFit uses simple exercises involving body resistance, gymnastics, aerobics, weight lifting, and other moves, which are done at a high intensity. Back to basics: CrossFit is all about basic moves, so here’s a good poster workout to try if you’re new to CrossFit. While the exercises are simple, that doesn’t mean you’ll be bored — CrossFit is all about mixing up exercises and ramping up difficulty over time so you don’t do the same workout twice in a row.
- Beginner’s workout: CrossFit Games champ Mel Ockerby takes us through a simple workout of squats, sit-ups, and push-ups that anyone can try.
- The workout has many devoted fans, not just incredibly fit celebrities, who love it not only for its scalability — workouts are tailored to your current ability, and the difficulty increases as you get better — but also for the mental challenge that comes from pushing yourself further with each workout.
- Brick gym owner and CrossFit coach Jarett Perelmutter shows us a total-body outdoor CrossFit workout that you can do outside; all you need is a park bench.