A brief introduction to CrossFit

Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program that consists of high-intensity functional movement. Crossfit combines aerobic exercises, calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting to improve endurance, stamina, accuracy, speed, explosiveness, flexibility, balance, and power. It prioritizes safe, effective exercises and proper nutrition.

Crossfit programs rely on a consistent regimen of functional movements and workouts. People train with a variety of equipment such as barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, jump ropes, kettlebells, resistance bands, plyo boxes, and various mats. Crossfit can be utilized to accomplish any objective, from improving health to losing weight to improving performance. The program is appropriate for everyone, including those who are just starting and those who have been training for years.

So, now that you’re familiar with CrossFit, let’s look at why you’ll need exercise equipment.

Why do you need workout equipment for CrossFit?

Exercise equipment is designed to help athletes and others improve their fitness. Fitness equipment comes with a variety of features to work on different aspects of the body. All kinds of fitness equipment assist in specific exercises with safety, accuracy, and balance. Controlling the path of motion and matching the amount of force to muscle strength allows for an efficient and safe workout.

Technology has changed exercise. Exercise equipment manufacturers are constantly developing new products, and fitness centers routinely upgrade to the latest, cutting-edge equipment. This equipment is easier to use, can measure heart rate in cardiovascular machines, tracks workouts, and calories burnt. The equipment selected will vary depending on a person’s health and fitness goals.

CrossFit requires a constant variety of movements performed at a high intensity. As a result, a CrossFit-specific home gym will necessitate a variety of high-quality home gym equipment. These are our recommendations of equipment required to build a CrossFit home gym.

The essentials

Strength Equipment

Hex dumbells

Hex dumbbells are perhaps the best strength training equipment. These dumbbells are the best quality available on the market, crafted from highly durable cast iron. They are usually covered in a thick layer of protective rubber. Because of their added stability, hex dumbbells are best suited for floor-based exercises such as dumbbell pushups. Due to their shape, they are stationary and never roll when performing floor exercises.

Hex dumbbells are typically less expensive than standard dumbbells, making them an affordable option. Hex Dumbbells from Juke Fitness Equipment enable you to increase your strength, size, as well as isolating your muscles. The hex dumbbells are designed to get you ripped and looking strong.

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Kettlebells

Kettlebells are large cast-iron weights with a single handle that is round in shape. Kettlebells are used to improve grip strength or to perform specific movements. Kettlebells help build strength and endurance in the lower back, legs, and shoulders. Full-body exercises such as the swing, snatch, and clean and jerk are examples of these movements.

Because the kettlebell’s center of mass is extended further away from your body, it can be difficult to handle and maneuver. This drawback is also one of the reasons why kettlebells can be so effective at improving your strength, balance, and explosiveness.

Crossfitters will appreciate Kettlebells from Juke. With Kettlebells your workouts will improve your strength, power, flexibility, and resistance.

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Exercise Balls

An exercise ball is a ball made of soft elastic that is filled with air. Exercise balls, also known as physioballs, Swiss balls, or fit balls can be used to strengthen and stretch your muscles. It can also help improve core stability and balance.

An exercise ball can be used in almost any type of workout to challenge your body and improve your fitness. It helps isolate your core and increases stability. Using an exercise ball as part of your workout routine regularly can help you improve your flexibility. You can use it to stretch and warm up your muscles before the workout begins. Using an exercise ball for warmups reduces the possibility of injury while keeping your joints and muscles in peak condition.

All types of exercise balls, including stability balls, medicine balls, slam balls, and wall balls, are available at Juke Fitness equipment.

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Exercise rope

Fitness training with exercise ropes is used to improve full-body strength and helps with conditioning. Rope training has been shown to increase power, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Employing heavy rope workouts result in toned muscles and fat loss. Consistency is key in using exercise ropes.

Fitness training with exercise ropes is used to improve full-body strength and conditioning. Rope training has been shown to increase power, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Consistent heavy rope workouts result in toned muscles and fat loss. Battle ropes are great for getting a full-body workout and burning a lot of calories. These are low-impact exercises that are ideal for HIIT workouts.

Because of the numerous ways in which exercise ropes can be used, it is ideal for Crossfitters of all levels. Ropes can help anyone meet their fitness needs.

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Racks

Racks are used for heavy lifting. These racks are used for power lifts like back squats, front squats, rack pulls, presses, and even shoulder shrugs. Each rack comes with hooks that can be inserted into the rack’s holes. Racks are performance workout equipment. Not only can you perform compound movements through racks, but you will also be able to do a range of auxiliary movements.

Power racks are ideal for those that are very serious about CrossFit and have already had ample experience in the sport. They are very heavy and space-occupying gym equipment, as a result, your home gym needs to be big. Racks can also help you perform bodyweight exercises such as pull-ups and dips. You can get the highest-quality racks at Juke Fitness Equipment for the most pocket-friendly rates.

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Conclusion

The equipment listed in the article is some of the most comprehensive pieces you can have to conduct CrossFit workouts. Each of them can be used on their own and have their merits and demerits. While it may not be practical to have all the equipment, it is still advisable to get as much as you need. You can always reach out to us for a FREE consultation on how to best build out your gym. As your progress, you will find the need to get better equipment and for that, there is always Juke Fitness Equipment.