How Hard is CrossFit?

How Hard is CrossFit?

 

Hurricanes and CrossFit workouts have one thing in common: Both are brutal. Doing this total-body workout against the clock can burn 261 calories in 20 minutes. That nearly as many calories as you would burn during a typical half-hour gym workout.

 

Set a timer on your watch or phone for 20 minutes. Do 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 squats, in that order. That’s 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can before the time runs out.

Pull-Up:

Use an overhand grip to hang from a pull up bar with your arms straight. Pull your chest to the bar. Pause, and then return to the starting position.

Push-Up:

Assume a push up position. With your elbows tucked, lower your chest until it is just a few inches off the floor. Pause, and push yourself back up.

Squat:

Stand with your feet set slightly beyond shoulder width. Now push your hips back and lower your body as far as possible. Stand back up.

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