Especially Recommended for Women
Women might be the ones to benefit most from MMA training. MMA training allows them to stay fit while also learning to defend themselves. It gives them to opportunity to sculpt their bodies and feel sexier and more confident. If you have longed to get your younger body back, lose weight, keep up with your kids while they play, or just feel safer, this sort of training can help with all that. We are sure that in only a matter of sessions, most women will see various benefits that will keep them coming back for more. Believe us when we say, ladies, that MMA training can help you to really get that diet working for you (finally). MMA training might be one of the sexiest things that a woman could do for herself.
CrossFit movements are functional. After a couple months of CrossFit, you may find activities like carrying groceries or changing the bottle on the office water cooler to be a lot easier. That’s because CrossFit focuses on functional movements: carrying awkward items, sprinting short distances, lifting heavy things from the ground. CrossFit training is, in many ways, training for everyday life.
Bored? Not anymore. CrossFit is made up of constantly varied, high-intensity movements. Which means that over the course of one WOD (workout of the day) you may be running, rowing, swinging kettlebells and working on gymnastic moves like ring dips and handstands. Coaches use the timer throughout the class and keep athletes in constant motion.
It’s like personal training, but more affordable. Yes, CrossFit is typically a significant financial investment. But, it’s much more affordable than sessions with a personal trainer, and you’ll still get many of the same benefits. CrossFit coaches make an effort to get to know every athlete so that they can help them with goal-setting. And, in every class, you can expect to receive guidance on form and technique.
CrossFit gives you the chance to confront all the movements that troubled you from grades K through 12, all in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Good SFC trainers will show you how to work towards challenging movements like pull-ups, handstands and rope climbs with strength-building exercises and progressions.
Efficiency. You know how it goes: when time is an issue, you either focus on lifting or squeeze in a few biceps curls after 45 minutes on the elliptical. If you’ve only got one hour to work out, CrossFit is your best bet. Most WODs include a mix of cardio and weight training. You’ll be surprised how fast you can accelerate your heart rate with a 10-minute mix of burpees, push-ups and air squats.
Everything can be scaled and modified. Take a look at a typical class at any box and you’ll see a variety of ages, amounts of experience and levels of ability. Yet everyone’s getting a workout that’s HBD (hard but doable). That’s because scaling weight appropriately is encouraged, and nearly all CrossFit movements can be modified.
look damn good. T he constantly varied nature of CrossFit means that every part of your body will get a workout, with specific emphasis on the glutes and thighs. Lots of squats, both with and without weight, mean a perkier butt. And an increase in muscle mass is a surefire way to boost metabolism.
Investment in your future: Don’t suffer from bone density issues when you are 50. Crossfit will Make sure your fitness level to bounce back as quickly as possible after having KIDS. Continue to feel strong and powerful into 40s,50s,and 60s. Now is the time to make that investment.
Strength training has a dramatic impact on your cortisol (stress hormone) levels throughout the day. By doing strength training, you’re teaching your body to have a positive, adaptive response to stress – and your squad is there to build you up after your lifting sesh.
Feelings of strength are the best. How do you feel squeezing out another mile on the treadmill? Proud? Jacked? Probably not. Hitting a PR with your lifting squad is one of the best feelings ever had in the gym. Imagine feeling proud of what your body can DO more than what it looks like?
insulin is a hormone that regulates how your body metabolizes glucose (sugar) and fat. Insulin resistance results in higher blood sugar and, potentially, can lead to Type II diabetes. Strength training assists with insulin resistance.
One of nature’s cruel jokes is that, as we age, women suffer from an increased risk of osteoporosis. This greatly limits one’s ability to live independently for as long as desired. Great news! Progressive strength training increases bone density dramatically. Don’t fall in the trap of “too old to train.” The importance of strength training going into middle age cannot be overstated.
Change your Lifestyle: Being surrounded by people invested in fitness and health, it is hard to resist giving in to some new life style habits. Before you know it you will be trading your pre-packaged snacks for something whole and real. Rather an meet your friends for lunch/drinks/coffee, you’ll meet at the gym and THEN head out to socialize.