How CrossFit Workouts Help These Guys Stay Fit
Want to build your strength? Read how CrossFit workouts helped these men in their fitness journey.
Tired of the same old workouts? Looking to get more agile and flexible? Want to improve your strength and endurance minus the complicated equipment? Then the answer is doing CrossFit workouts.
CrossFit workouts are conditioned programs that include a variety of constant functional movements such as lifting, climbing, and rowing. The main goal of CrossFit is to return fitness back to the basics by combining gymnastics, weight training, and conditioning but with an emphasis on intensity.
This popular program pushes you to change your routine each day so that you get challenged every time. The exercises can also be modified to accommodate beginners or those new to fitness. If this piques your interest, get inspired by these local CrossFitters who stay fit and healthy thanks to the sport.
Joshua is an athlete, a remote coach, and a programmer at Gteknika Gym in Manila. He posts daily photos and videos on his Instagram with encouraging messages and includes the workout he does for the day if his followers might want to try.
For Joshua, intensity is not universal. What works for a young athlete might not be the case for a working dad in his 50s. It’s all about consistency and creating fitness programs that adapt to your lifestyle. So, whether it’s 10 minutes of an intense workout each day or 30 minutes every other day, try gauging yourself to see what routine you can commit to.
Ken, a fitness coach, recently shared a story of his fitness journey that included doing CrossFit workouts. In both pictures, he was at his heaviest. The photo on the left was taken in 2015 when he worked out thrice a week and ate about 4,000 calories per day, mostly sugar taking up his diet. He always felt lethargic and had mood swings.
In 2020, however, he started working out 4 to 5 times a week. He still ate 4,000 calories a day but tracked his macros instead. This gave him more energy and put him in a better mood.
For Ken, fitness journeys shouldn’t be rushed, and goals should be achievable and sustainable. “Put in the work, eat better, and lastly—be consistent,” he says.
Justin is a four-time CrossFit Open National Champion and the first Filipino Male CrossFit Games Athlete. Currently, he’s a fitness trainer who gets booked by clients to do one-on-one sessions at home. As a former bodybuilder, his goal was to make sure his body looked good.
Apart from lifting heavy weights, he had to watch what he was eating. But when he transitioned to CrossFit, his goal was to be more efficient in his movements to increase the number of his reps. He no longer had to be strict about how much salt or sugar he was consuming.
Justin finds inspiration in the warm and friendly local CrossFit community, which consists of Filipinos with different backgrounds. “CrossFit is life,” he would always say with self-assurance.
Doing CrossFit workouts is no walk in the park. Even just 10 minutes can get you sweating a lot. Before every session, use a deodorant like Rexona Men Ice Cool Roll-on to keep you feeling cool and confident and protected from sweat and odor.
Post-workout, take a cold shower with CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men, which washes out grime, and Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Body Wash to help your body flush out lactic acid, the natural chemical reaction that causes muscle soreness. Ready to take your sweat session to a new level with CrossFit?