Crossfit: CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several years ago. Composed of Increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health. It is promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and also as a competitive fitness sport, CrossFit workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weight lifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman, and other exercises. It is practiced by members of over 13,000 affiliated gyms, roughly half of which are located in the United States and by individuals who complete daily workouts known as “WODs” or “workouts of the day.” It is constantly being varied with functional movements performed at a high intensity. All workouts are based on functional movements. These movements reflect gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing etc… Moving larges loads over long distances, which makes this type of workout ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is an essential component for results. This is measurable as work divided by time and or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. Trainers constantly vary the approaches when training which leads to dramatic gains in fitness.
When you suffer from joint or muscle pain, it is important to work on maintaining as much flexibility as possible. The more flexible you are, the less likely you will be to further injure yourself. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility is by stretching before you are active.
However, you need to warm up your muscles before you stretch. If you stretch first, you can actually injure yourself by pushing your joints too far. Spend a few minutes doing some light activity before you stretch. This can be as simple as a brisk walk or some basic calisthenics.
If you have been seeing a chiropractor, he or she may be able to recommend some stretches for you. Otherwise, you can use some of these basic techniques. There are two basic forms of stretching, static and dynamic.
Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching
Static stretches involve holding a position for a certain period of time to loosen up your muscles. These tend to be what most people think of when they think