Sunday, 22 September 2013

For the Serious Fitness Fanatic

If you believe you have the fitness levels of a god and only currently do two forms of exercise of either weight lifting or cardio; then its time to be introduced to the more general all round HIIT training routines out there namely Crossfit and Calithenics which will truly test your fitness levels.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program designed to help people gain a broad and general fitness.

So CrossFit was developed by Greg Glassman in 2000, and has taken the world by storm. It incorporates a mixture of olympic weight lifting, aerobic and gymnastics exercises. What this entails is a very broad based fitness regime that works all muscle groups in the body giving a total body workout. CrossFit is done at high intensity and tests your speed, strength and endurance all of which is timed and by the end of the session you should be on the floor panting for breath in a pool of sweat.

Think you are up to the challenge?

Well, here is link to a beginners work out routine: 16-Days of Beginner CrossFit Workouts You Can Do From Home

OR if you believe you are a fitness god, good luck trying these brutal crossfit routines: The 6 most brutal crossfit wods

Calisthenics are a form of exercise consisting of a variety of exercises, often rhythmical, movements, generally without using equipment or apparatus.

Calisthenics is a more extreme form of exercise mainly using bodyweight as the source of resistance. In its more brutal form of Extreme Calisthenics as seen above, takes years of training and dedication; but probably gives you the ultimate party tricks that can be used anywhere.

 The fundamental exercises that Calisthenics is based around are:
  • Pull-ups
  • Push-ups
  • Squats
  • Dips
  • Sprints
  • Crunches
  • Lunges
  • Plank
These give you a great core workout, also being a compound exercise through activating multiple muscle groups in one exercise. The defining characteristic about Calisthenics is that factor that you can train practically anywhere and it is an immensely great strength gainer. By incrementally building up your strength over time, you set yourself higher targets and more extreme challenges.


  1. Interesting read. Keep it up!

  2. I really need to go to gym and do some fitness.

  3. awesome video!fitness fanatics ftw

  4. Reading this makes me feel even lazier than usual...guess its time to hit the gym and make up for all those Macy d burgers...

  5. yussis boet... I'm gonna be ripped in no time