Crossfit is more than likely a term that you’ve heard in the past, and if it isn’t, I would strongly suggest that you check it out. Crossfit is only for those that are serious their workout efforts, and for the individuals that want to reach the absolute peak of their physical potential. It all sounds like an amazing process when you look at it here, but crossfit is tough. Some would say that it’s good for your heart, as just about anything related to physical activity is going to be good for your heart; some would also argue that crossfit causes you to overwork yourself. There are two sides to just about every debate (well, if there wasn’t, it wouldn’t be considered a debated), but you’re going to find a lot of sponsors when it comes to crossfit, probably even more sponsors than haters.
You’re going to question just about every sport that you watch or take part in, whether it truly requires skill or if it’s even worth the effort at all. If you’re sitting in your living room and are overweight, worried about health problems, you should seriously consider joining up with a crossfit gym. You don’t need to get into all of the crazy workouts right away, and I would actually recommend you do the opposite. When you first join up with a crossfit gym, going right into the circuit with everybody else is going to break you; there’s really no other way to put it.
Start of slowly and go alongside the circuit if possible, but take breaks. Make sure that you workout at your own pace, as overworking your body is a great way to ensure that your heart hates you forever. In some cases reaching that breaking point can be good, as it helps you build stamina – but you need to be in decent shape at first to even consider stuff like that.
How Does This Help My Heart?
Lifting up heavy weights and putting them down has been a human hobby for a very long time. Crossfit is relatively new, and it includes both weight lifting and cardio activity, all thrown into a blender and spit out in one competitive “game”. Crossfit helps your heart through building a strong body in general, as well as improving your stamina levels. If you’re going the natural route (and most of you will know what I’m talking about), there’s essentially nothing to worry about. However, if you’re new to the crossfit community and are trying to deadlift 500 pounds, you’re probably going to get hurt.
Workout within your limits and eventually you’ll work your way to the top. Your heart will get stronger and stronger alongside your body, and that’s all you could really ask for. If you’re willing to make the change, it’s definitely possible to use crossfit as a platform for building a healthy heart.