Crossfit has been gaining in popularity lately. The advantage of crossfit training are that it combines cardiovascular and strength training using little to no equipment (although traditional gym equipment can also be incorporated) so it can be done just about anywhere. Crossfit focuses on functional training which utilizes muscle groups that mimic movements that are used in a persons daily life. Another advantage of crossfit is that it is scalable making it appropriate for all fitness levels, in other words the workouts remain the same but the intensity is adjusted.

Here are a couple of examples of a crossfit routines to give you an idea of how it works. Most routines are to be done in a certain amount of time or a certain number of rounds.

5 Rounds of:
10 Pushups
100 meter sprint
20 Squats
100 meter sprint

For 20 minutes complete as many rounds as possible:
50 Pushups
50 Squats
50 Situps

These are just a couple of sample routines, but as you can see these are high intensity workouts with no rest between exercises. And because there is no rest it really builds up cardiovascular endurance as well as strength.

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