Fitness Lovers, Looking For New Ways To Exercise? Try The High-Energy CF Workout
Hindustan Times Hindustan Times 2017-08-11 17:34:38
The movements of the workout allow a human being to produce a high amount of energy at a high intensity, and because of this it’s a very effective exercise--CF .
CF can look intimidating, and many remain unfamiliar with exactly what a CF entails. To find out more we spoke to Pat Barber, a CF coach and competitor . Here he answers our questions on how those who are curious can get started with CF.
Q) For those who are unfamiliar with CF, how would you describe the sport?
First of all, it’s not a sport, it’s a training method. As a training method it’s designed for everything that life might throw at you; you train a little in every demographic of fitness and it includes functional movements at a high intensity. Functional movements allow a human being to produce a high amount of energy at a high intensity, and because of this it’s a very effective workout.
When people think of the CF games competition, this is a subset of CF, a bit like a triathlon or a marathon is a subset of running -- it’s the application of CF but in a competitive setting. The athletes are given physical tasks that are found in disciplines such as gymnastics, lifting, running -- a bit like a decathlon. However, it’s not limited like a decathlon, it includes everything and tests all skills.
Q) Who can try CF? Are there any age restrictions or do people have to have a certain level of fitness? How do you get started with CF?
Anyone can do CF and it can be scaled back or up for each individual level. Nothing is one-size-fits-all and the way it’s applied depends on the person -- it’s made for everyone, me, you, pro-athlete, my mom, my 90-year old grandma. It is often done in a class environment with a CF coach, either in a gym or a center specifically for CF.