7 Exercises Every Crossfit Beginner Needs to Master

Working on the basics is the best place to start on your journey towards becoming the best version of yourself.

Crossfit exercises can seem like a lot to take in at first. If you are new to the sport of fitness, or have just started, then you probably understand that it can seem a bit intimidating sometimes, especially at the beginning. These 7 exercises will give you a good feel for what to expect and what you will learn. Whatever your current standard, don’t worry, there is no pre-determined level of fitness that you need to have before you begin. All you need is the willpower to take the first step on your new journey.

All in all the Crossfit community is a pretty friendly place. You will be pushed to your limits and get much, much fitter, and it won’t be easy. But you will also meet great people and have fun in the meantime.

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Train hard, have fun, make friends.

Firstly: never forget dynamic stretching to warm up!

crossfit athlete streching

Stretching and mobility is an essential part of Crossfit, but firstly, lets focus first on a few of the exercises you will come across.

ARE YOU READY NOW? SO LET’S GET STARTED!

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7.AIR SQUATS

A simple and essential movement. Once you learn this you will progress onto many different variations. Once you get the hand of this and begin to add in a barbell as well, then this exercise will start to make you very, very strong!

6. BURPEES

woman is doing burpees

Another great full body exercise is the “Burpee”. You may grow to love to hate this exercise, but there is no doubting how effective it is!

5. PUSH UPS

Push Ups are great for improving your strength. Your upper body, especially your shoulders, work hard during this simple but effective Crossfit exercise. Push Ups also help to improve your posture and protecting your body.

Bone mass naturally declines with age (after peaking during your mid to late 30s). If left unchecked, this bone loss can lead to osteoporosis, a medical condition characterized by weak bones that are prone to fracture. Performing weight-bearing exercises like Push Ups will strengthen your wrists, forearms, elbows, upper arms and shoulders. They will also help reduce bone loss and promote stronger, denser bones.

4. PULL UPS

woman is performing pull ups

Just like Push Ups, Pull Ups are also good for your upper body. They can be tricky to master at first, especially if you need to firstly build more upper body strength, but there are many progressions and tips in Crossfit that will help you out.

3. DEADLIFTS

Deadlifts are a classic exercise that you perform with a barbell and weights. They help to strengthen your back and core and allow you to become  mentally stronger and physically more powerful person. Also good news for men: Deadlifts help to increase your testosterone hormone level.

2. WALL BALLS

a woman athlete is doing wall ball workout

As Crossfit exercises go, Wall balls are fun! Right? They are a functional movement that will really help your fitness levels and improve your work capacity, conditioning and endurance.

1. TOES TO BAR

Crossfit female athlete is performing toes to bar

For performing Toes to Bar, all you need is a bar obviously. This simple Crossfit exercise is great for improving your core strength.

Your mood when you rock these Crossfit Exercises!

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I’m certain there will be many exercise that you can already do well here, but don’t worry if not. Everyone is different and we all start at different levels. Crossfit is suitable for EVERYONE.

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Editor-In-Chief at BOXROX. I come from a background of rugby and weightlifting. Growing up in the English Lake District, I spent a great deal of time swimming in its stunning lakes and rivers. In 2015 my brothers and I became the first people to swim the 145km length of the River Eden, from source to mouth, in 9 days. We also swam the Corryvreckan whirlpool, the third largest in the world, and Crossfit is a huge part of my training for these events.

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