Counting Down From Ten To One

crossSushmitha B
NSoJ Bureau

I’m attracted to this atmosphere, there are less machines and equipment which doesn’t scare me” says Mrinalini Agnihotri, an athlete at CrossFit Genome.

CrossFit training is a fitness process like yoga which does not involve machines but simple weight and strength training with the help of simple jump ropes, gymnastic rings, kettle bells, squat box etc. and cardiovascular training.

With constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements, CrossFit is a training program that coaches people of all sizes and shapes to improve their cardiovascular fitness and physical well-being in a hardcore yet supporting environment.

“We try and hit on the foundational moments such as squats, dead lifts, over head presses and so on. Any sport can be replaced by what you do here” says Rajesh, a trainer at CrossFit Genome.

Workout shall test a different part of functional strength or conditioning everyday, Specialising is not one particular thing, but rather with the goal of building a body that’s capable of practically doing anything and everything.

“The best part of the whole process of turing fat into muscle fast is, you do not need a machine to support but pleasing-to-ear pull-up bar, jump rope, gymnastic ring, kettle bells, squat box, olympic barbell, bumper plates are much required” explains Karthik, a CrossFit trainer.

During a CrossFit workout, one need to complete a number of strength training or endurance exercises as fast as possible, or complete as many repetitions as possible in a certain amount of time.

People desire to do well because of the motivating atmosphere and the nature of competition thats embedded around the gym. “When you like people you workout with, its easier for you to not to miss a day. If you like your coach despite the fact that you don’t have any energy left to hit a bodyweight squat, you would still do it” says Tarun, an athlete at CrossFit Genome.

Does ‘no pain, no gain’ work here?

This cast of mind is faintly unique to the CrossFit community but it is something that seems to be prevalent in the more intense exercise crowds: powerlifters, CrossFit athletes, adventure racers, and the like. Intensity is the most important variable in instigating exercise adaptations which is true by the demonstration of numerous studies. Training hard and training through pain are two different things, despite what common usage may imply.

Pain is an important indicator and something one need to familiarise with. Understanding the difference between the pain of muscle, nervous, and cardiorespiratory fatigue, and the type of sharp, stabbing pain that indicates joint damage will save one from damage. Simply ignoring the pain is not an option and it’s important to address the issues.

CrossFit can be very dangerous if one lands up in the wrong situation, with a wrong coach and a person with wrong attitude. “If you doesn’t have somebody to spot to keep their form correct, then they are welcoming trouble. Improper form is the fastest way to get seriously injured, when it comes to strength training” explains Rajesh.

“Here we focus to do everything in the absolute right way, there are no short cuts, we follow the process and the outcome will follow” says Niti, a trainer at CrossFit Genome. “This programme is designed for universal scalability making it the application for any committed individual regardless on experience”’

After a few months of CrossFit, one’s body is prepared for any athletic situation. It builds good muscular endurance and all around fitness. It can also teach how to build mental toughness and get through mental barriers.

“The end motive of CrossFit is to take care of your body, one cannot always depend on machines, all you have is your body, it should be able to do everything in its potential holds because only it can take you till the end. Fitness is as natural as breathing, eating and sleeping. CrossFit itself is a lifestyle” says Niti.


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