CrossFit: Is It Really as Good as Everyone Says?

Zara Kenyon

What if I told you that you could burn over 250 calories in one 20-minute workout? I’m not saying that it’s going to be easy, but stats like that are undoubtedly impressive. You see, according to scientists at Kennesaw State University, a CrossFit routine called Cindy can torch 261 calories in less than the length of an episode of Girls.

As you might have guessed already, CrossFit is known for being brutal. It’s high in intensity, high in results, and high in die-hard devotees who never miss a WOD (workout of the day). The brand has amassed 1.9 million followers on Instagram (a backing sometimes likened to a cult or Fight Club), and a reputation for sculpting some of the fittest bodies on the planet. Still, while the brand isn’t short on fans, there are plenty who don’t know what CrossFit is or whether they should take the leap and give it a go.

Keep scrolling to learn more about CrossFit, and what makes this calorie-torching workout so popular.

Next: Read up on how Australian women stay so fit.

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