If you like going the gym and doing a few sets for your back and biceps between rounds of looking at yourself in the mirror and chatting up your buddies, Crossfit isn’t for you.
Weightlifting involves effort on the last rep of the last set. But with Crossfit you’re constantly pushing your limits.
If you’re the type of person that likes your workouts to include 45 minutes of weight lifting, followed by another 30 mintues of cardio, then Crossfit’s not for you.
Most Crossfit workouts are around 20 minutes and that’s just not long enough for a weightlifter.
Crossfit has a real community that encourages you to push yourself and to set new PR’s. If you’d rather workout alone and ask for an occasional spot, then traditional weight training is for you.
You’ll have a trained to coach to help you with your form. If you hate the idea of someone telling you how to work out then weight training is for you.
Crossfit is a multifaceted workout that includes weight training, gymnastics, plyometrics, sprinting, and much more. If you’d rather just pick things up and put them down you won’t like crossfit.
You won’t be able to hide you weak points in Crossfit. Because it’s so multifaceted they’ll be made stronger and you’ll be a better all round athlete. With weight training, if one exercise is too hard you can just do another.
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