Five Benefits of High Intensity Exercise

CrossFitters are nothing if not intense.

If you’ve ever watched or participated in a WOD, you know what we’re talking about.

The intensity gets cranked up to 11 and we don’t let up until the clock stops or we get all of the rounds in.

While we lay on the ground in a pool of our own sweat, waiting for our heartbeats to get under control, we shake the proverbial fists at whoever it was who put together the dastardly workout.

The high intensity can get…intense.

But did you know those high intensity workouts are really, really good for you?

It’s true.

Let’s dive into some of the benefits you’ll reap if you focus on high intensity instead of regular intensity.

It’s Efficient

One hour.

That is all of the time we ask of you when you come to a workout at Grand Trunk CrossFit. You’re in and out in less time than it takes to get your oil changed.

You know when you get here that you’re going to get a great workout in a reasonable amount of time.

What’s not to like about that?

Pushes You Outside Your Comfort Zone

Nobody likes doing anything that pushes you outside of your comfort zone, but there’s something great about having done it.

If you can push yourself as hard as possible for 15 minutes, you’re going to be proud you did it.

Suddenly, that other thing you’ve been putting off doing won’t see so daunting.

You’ll See Results Faster

A study from 2006 shows that extreme training produces better results in a shorter period of time. In this case, after eight weeks of high intensity workouts, subjects could bicycle twice as long as before the study.

Now show that assault bike you’re the boss.

The Weight Falls, But The Muscle Remains

If you combine weight training and high intensity workouts properly, the weight will fall off faster but the muscle will remain.

Diets can be tricky to manage because you lose both fat and muscle, but this type of training, when done properly, will yield the right results.

You Don’t Need Weights

We use weights at Grand Trunk for some of our high intensity workouts, but other aspects of this type of training can be done with only your body weight through push-ups, air squats or different types of pull-ups.

As you can see, there’s a reason why CrossFitters love this type of workout, even when they hate it.

The results come quickly and all it takes is a bit of your time (and the mental fortitude) to accomplish your goals.

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