Ah yes, when it comes to fitness, there seems to be a lot of trends that are so popular they people keep on trying them out even without knowing really what to expect and then boom! They are totally blown away and cannot even think in the first place what brought them to do what they just did. Well, one of those trendy fitness activities now is to do Crossfit. And yes, it is so in right now that there is even a Crossfit Kids Fitness classes where a bunch of 6-year olds might actually be doing group exercises like weight lifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, and the like. Sounds scary? Read more about what you can expect in a Crossfit Kids Fitness class and decide for your self if you want your kid to try it out himself.
Just like every sport or fitness program, Crossfit Kids Fitness starts with a warm up that can be done in about 5 to 10 minutes. There is really no hardcore movements here yet, just simple exercises like stretching and maybe a bit of jumping just to wake up the body. Every Dubai Crossfit box will have a warm up for both kids and adult sessions. So don’t miss this warm up! This is the beginning of your Crossfit workout for the day and very important to ensure that your muscles are not cold when you begin the actual workout.
The WOD is actually the Workout-of-the-Day and it is usually posted by the box on their social media site like Facebook or Twitter. With the WOD, every box will have a different one for the day and it all depends of the group taking the exercises and the goal of the program. The WOD contains details about what exercises should be done today, how many reps, how many sets, and what are the breaks in between or rest periods in between exercises. You can always adjust the intensity level of the WOD that suits your age, fitness level, and goals so don’t worry too much about not being able to follow the WOD so strictly since it is just a guide to help you have an idea of what you are going to do for the day and after doing it, have a sense of accomplishment as well.
This is another very important part of Crossfit not just for adults but also for the kids sessions. With a cool down, there are light cardio exercises designed to bring down the heart rate and relax the muscles a bit since they have been working hard throughout the program. There are also simple stretches and some breathing exercises that might be included in the routine, but these are all dependent on what exercises the members did in their WOD. Cool down is very important in every exercises so that you can relax the muscles and avoid injury in your succeeding Crossfit sessions so don’t skip this part even if you are already tired from the actual workout!
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