I do not do crossfit, I weights and functional training

If something is fashionable lately is to do crossfit, there are more and more boxes to practice this sport, but today I want to talk about how I do not crossfit, I do weights but I train in a totally functional and safe way.

This is not to say that I’m against Crossfit, not at all, in fact any sports activity that makes people get up from the sofa seems a good option, but I do see that there are people who do it because of the great functionality it has And it seems that the lifelong weights do not have, and that, from my point of view, is totally wrong.

Crossfit or functional training

For those who do not know, it must be made clear that CrossFit is a brand, not the name of a physical activity, which you put when you open a licensed box and get permission to do it. The difference with functional training of non-Crossfit gyms is that they have not wanted to pay the license.

The key of the Crossfit is in the teacher, here it is vital that you know how to convey that you know what you are teaching and that you can explain the correct technique of an exercise and above all do not let us continue doing it if the technique is not good, it seems that in the Crossfit is worth everything and the truth is not true.

From my point of view, I do not see it right that people with zero in experience get to do Crossfit directly, their biomechanics in weight loading is going to be disastrous, this does not mean that you have to be a “maldeman” gym before Pass to practice Crossfit, but you should at least know how to do a dead weight, a squat, a military press and a few dominated with refined technique.

Many people set an example of how good the crossfit is without a good base, without doing two complete dominations, without doing a squat with good depth and lumbar protection or a dead weight with stability and blocking of the perfect core, and then passes What happens, injuries, pains, bad postures, etc.

Well, no. It is the same as someone who has never done a marathon and starts to give guidelines on how to perform a marathon, because it falls by its own weight that will not know what happens in km 30, how to manage the career rhythms, how Motivate yourself in certain situations, how to overcome the different pains, paranoias or mental pangs they give at certain times, however much you read in hundreds of forums, magazines or blogs specialized in the subject.

Are the weights not functional?

Well, no, this is not correct, traditional weight training , from my point of view, is just as functional as Crossfit training, which means that a lot of people do not very functional weight training. I explain.

There is nothing more functional than a military press, a squat, a dominated or a dead weight, even a Romanian deadweight. A functional exercise is one that recreates movements that you do often, such as raising a child to a slide (military press), lowering a weight of a bookcase to the ground (squatting), moving objects (dead weight) or climbing for a ball that Stays on a roof (dominated).

These exercises are all multi-articular, work several joints at a time, and are basic exercises, only with them can we have a perfect gym routine, and also fully functional.


It is clear that you can begin to perform Crossfit with functional exercises with low intensity in which we only move our own weight, but a base in the gym I think it is quite important to know how to do it with a minimum of security, if you do not have a minimum basis I do not think you should start doing Crossfit without more, let alone give guidelines to others to do it.

The truth is that few exercises have a great complexity in reality but many, if not all, are potentially very dangerous for the joints (or back) if they are not performed correctly.

A lifelong gym weightlifting routine can be as functional as a Crossfit WOD, no matter how hard we try to sell it as a functional workout, which is true, but that does not mean that a routine of basic well-structured In the gym is not.

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