Top 5 Exercise Essentials for More Effective Crossfit Training

Exercise Essentials: Great Gadgets and Gear for More Effective Crossfit Training

CrossFit is a strengthening and conditioning program that combines a series of varying range of movements at high intensity. It is popular for anyone who wants to boost their level of fitness and is widely used by people in the military, firefighters, and police. Not only will CrossFit improve your overall health, it will also help increase your flexibility, power, stamina, endurance, strength, coordination, speed, balance and agility. If you want to get in better shape using CrossFit, here are some gear and gadget ideas that will make your training easier and more effective.

Top 5 Gear and Gadgets for Your CrossFit Needs

#1. Footwear

Of all the gear you can get for CrossFit training, your shoes are the most important. They are quite expensive so you will need to know what to look for before you jump in. The main qualities of a good shoe are a stable sole, good arch support, shock absorption and a comfortable fit. To help you decide which shoes are the best for you, check out these reviews of CrossFit shoes.

#2. Belts

A belt is only helpful if it can increase your intra-abdominal pressure, to help tighten your core. When you breathe in you should feel your belt tighten; if you don’t it’s too loose. Wearing a belt should also help to increase weight on your lifts.

#3. Knee Sleeves

CrossFitters frequently suffer from knee complaints. This is most often due to the poor quality of their muscle tissue in the quadriceps. The CrossFit training process causes your tissue to break down and rebuild, but if you don’t take enough time to stretch and massage your muscles, they will not have time to strengthen. This can cause joint pain from the fascia and surrounding muscle tissue. Wearing knee sleeves can help strengthen your joints, especially during colder weather.

#4. Wrist Bands

Wrist pain is a common ailment when you are performing thrusters, front squats or constantly stretching and rolling your wrists. If you’re starting to feel pain when you put your weight on your hands or wrists, you should seriously consider getting wrist wraps, particularly if you have a previous wrist injury. The wraps will allow you to do the movements without so much strain.

#5. CrossFit Games App

The CrossFit Games gives CrossFitters worldwide a chance to participate in this annual event. The games feature an open workout and everyday CrossFit devotees are invited to participate and share their scores via the app. You can also share with your CrossFit group or friends. The app will also deliver personalized alerts to your mobile phone and keep you completely up-to-date with what’s going on at the games themselves.

The Bottom Line

If you’re serious about your CrossFit training, you know how important it is to have the right gear, not only will this help you boost your fitness level it will also prevent you from sustaining any injuries. Check out these items today and see how you can up your game in the box.

Author Profile: Shannon Clark

Shannon holds a degree in Exercise Science and is a certified personal trainer and fitness writer with over 10 years of industry experience.

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