Crossfit training is probably one of the most challenging and diverse types of workouts out there. Besides just building your strength and developing your muscle mass, it is also very efficient way of developing your conditioning and endurance.
Often times, crossfit training consists of a variety of high intensity interval training and lifting relatively heavy weights. The main characteristic of any crossfit type of training is that it is really intense and, unlike bodybuilding training, you will stop every now and then to catch your breath.
The goal of a crossfit training program is not just to build bigger muscles or get you stronger. The main goal is to build a physique which can do pretty much any type of physical activity you can thing of, at any time.
If you checkout the official crossfit website, you will find out that the purpose of this sport is to build an all-round physique which is done by developing: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy.
Why Use The Training Mask For Crossfit Success
Crossfit allows you to train for endurance and strength while focusing on developing many general athletic skills. It has been known to help athletes perform better in a variety of physical activities ranging from weight lifting to swimming, running or cycling.
All these types of activities, when done at really high intensity will push your lungs and diaphragm to the limit. This is where the Training Mask comes in. By using a simple piece of equipment such as the Training Mask crossfit athletes will learn how to use the diaphragm more efficiently, in a relatively short period of time.
On top of that in can also be used to “warm up” your respiratory system before your actual crossfit workout. This will have your lungs and diaphragm already running at full capacity before you dive into the workout.
Besides the physical benefits of using the Training Mask, many users have found it to help a lot on a psychological level. It will challenge you to mentally break through plateaus you couldn’t overcome before.
It will help you focus on your workout and breathing like never before. It’s just like you are in your own little world where there is just you and the weights, or the track. This is an awesome tool to boost up your confidence in your own strength and your will power for the next competition.
How to use the Training Mask for crossfit
First and foremost, in order to reap all the benefits of the Training Mask, you want to use it regularly. It doesn’t have to be each and every workout, but we recommend using it at least 2-3 times per week. This will make you comfortable with it and it will make you aware of your respiratory system’s limitations.
For the warm-up
If all you want is to get your respiratory system up to speed faster, it’s enough to use the Training Mask just for you warm-up and then perform the rest of your workout without the Training Mask. Here is a good example.
Use the Training Mask on a moderate air resistance setting and do 4-6 sets of 20 seconds sprints with 30-45 seconds of active rest in between.
After than take off the Training Mask and perform your everyday workout.
For the workout
- Put your Training Mask on using a moderate air resistance setting and do 1 mile of treadmill jogging.
- Set the Training Mask on a moderate air resistance setting and do 4 sets of as man pull-ups as you can. If you can do more than 20 reps per set, attach some weights to your body.
- Set the Training Mask on an easy air resistance setting and do 200 pushups in as little time as possible. You can split the 100 reps in as many sets as you want, but keep those resting periods short. Don’t take the Training Mask off while resting.
- Set the Training Mask on an easy air resistance setting and do 300 squats (bodyweight) in as little time as possible. Same as before, keep your resting periods short and don’t take the Training Mask off.
- Finish the workout by setting the Training Mask on an easy air resistance setting and by doing 3 high intensity sprints on the treadmill. Each sprint should be done at full speed for 30 seconds. Rest for 1 minute after each sprint.