CrossFitting in Georgia- Where Getting Fit Feels Like Family
When working out is a community feeling, it works. Why? Because you look forward to not only the great feeling of strength and health, but you look forward to the comradery. This keeps you consistent in your workouts and consistency gets results. CrossFit is an exercise regimen that is built around that feeling.
There are so many CrossFitters in Georgia that are taking advantage of these powerful workouts at CrossFit gyms across the state. Many of their members say that the feeling of family is one of the things they love most about doing Crossfit and the results are almost a guarantee.
Would you like to get that family feeling while you get fit? Here are some of the moves that you could be doing in a CrossFit gym.
Weighted plank rows- To do this you need a dumbbell in each hand and get into plank position with your wrists supported on the dumbbells. Make sure your core is engaged and your body is aligned from head to toe. Grab the dumbbell in your right hand and bring it up to your shoulder, keeping your elbows in close to your body. Don’t twist your body or sway in the hips. Return the dumbbell to the ground and repeat this motion with your left arm.
Snatches- Using a barbell loaded with a heavy weight, stand in front of the bar with your feet hip-width apart. Bend over and grab the bar with both hands wider than your feet position. Keep your arms locked and in an explosive move, raise the bar up overhead and squat below the bar, leaning forward with your chest and balance the weight up overhead as you stand tall.
Kettlebell Deep squats- These are done with one heavy kettlebell held in both hands like a purse. Keep your shoulders back and your head up, toes pointed slightly outward. Bend your knees and keep your weight on your heels as you squat as deep as you can. Return to starting position, never dropping the kettlebell.
Tire flips- This move will make you feel incredibly strong. It’s simple. Just grab the bottom end of the tire closest to you, bending down and slightly forward, your chin above the tire. Using your leg muscles stand up and push the tire over until it flips to the other side. Repeat until you’ve scaled the length of the floor.
Muscle Ups- This is an advanced move so you may not be able to complete more than a couple at first. Grabbing the rings and hanging, get momentum from a swing of the legs. As you swing forward raise your hips up and hold your chest up with your arms until you are no longer hanging from the rings but supporting your weight on a horizontal line. Next push your torso between the rings and raise up into a dip position making sure to keep the rings close to the body.
Kettlebell swing- This move is done with the kettlebell in both hands with your arms hanging down. Bend your knees and swing the kettlebell between your legs. Using your hips and not your arms, push the kettlebell back up in front of your body as you propel it by getting back into standing motion.
Battle Ropes- This move is simple, but you’ll get a great total body workout. Grab a rope in each hand as you get into squatting position. As if you are slapping the reigns of a horse, take turns lifting and lowering the right and left ropes. The ropes will make a wave like motion in alternating positions when you are doing it right.
L-sit with kettlebells or parallettes- Using kettlebells as props (or parallettes if you have them) grab one in each hand. Raise your body up off the floor using your arms and then engage your core and raise your legs out in front of you. You will be making an L shape with your body as if you were sitting in air. Hold this move to really work your abs and arms.
CrossFit has many faithful followers because it uses functional moves to strengthen your body, making it a great way to move gracefully every day. Some of the moves above might be a little difficult for you at first. Don’t worry, at the gym you’ll have professionals to help you learn. Happy fitness!
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