Best beginner CrossFit workouts anyone can do
Eager to try CrossFit but not sure if you are ready to join a class in the box? Get started with these beginner CrossFit workouts – you don’t need to be in top physical shape or have a expert gym know-how! CrossFit is one of the easiest strength training programs for newcomers to join. There are no complicated routines to memorize, because the CrossFit workouts of the day (WODs) constantly change. You get a new routine each day that combines gymnastics, high intensity cardio, mobility exercises, and strength training with real world movements to create a challenging fitness regimen that is anything but boring. If these CrossFit workouts look too difficult (or too easy), don’t get discouraged. The best beginner CrossFit workouts are designed to be scalable, so you can adjust the weight, repetitions, and intensity of your workout if needed to fit your abilities.
First, here are some CrossFit terms you’ll need to know to get started:
- Box – CrossFit gym
- WOD – Workout of the Day
- AMRAP – As Many Rounds or Reps As Possible in the time allotted
- For Time – Complete the workout as quickly as possible
CrossFit daily workouts will often include kettlebell reps, deadlifts, or some other form of weight lifting since they are core components of strength training. We haven’t included any in these beginner CrossFit WODs because it is essential to learn the correct form from a qualified trainer before doing any type of weight lifting to prevent injury. Staying safe and injury-free is the top priority!
CrossFit workouts are a form of high-intensity interval training. That means that instead of relying on tons of repetitions to build strength and endurance, CrossFit WODs consist of short bursts of highly intense, fast-paced physical activity. These exercises build endurance, so don’t be discouraged if you reach your exhaustion point early on. Make sure you warm up and stretch before you begin these WODs, and spend some time stretching and cooling down once you are done.
CrossFit WOD #1: AMRAP 10 minutes (Half Cindy)
- 5 sit-ups
- 10 push-ups
- 15 air squats
CrossFit WOD #2: 21, 15, 9 reps, for time
Do 21 reps of each, then 15, then 9. Even though the number of reps decreases each time, the later ones will feel at least as hard as the first!
CrossFit WOD #3: 3 rounds, for time
- 5 push-ups
- 15 lunges
- 10 squats
CrossFit WOD #4: AMRAP, 10 minutes
CrossFit WOD #5: 5 rounds, for time
- 20 lunges
- Jump rope for 3 minutes
If these best beginner CrossFit workouts have inspired you to try CrossFit, we’d love to have you join us at CrossFit Oakland Park for a free week trial! Come experience the camaraderie, support, and friendly competition that form the heart of CrossFit, sweating in the box alongside your fellow athletes at CFOP. You’ll have a blast building strength, endurance, and getting in the best shape of your life at CrossFit Oakland Park! Sign up online for your free week trial at CrossFit Oakland Park, email us, or call us now at 1-954-770-7617 to discover what CrossFit is all about.Come join the CrossFit Oakland Park family online! You can connect with us for the latest happenings by liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter and Instagram!