Looking to ramp your fat loss? Before you do an hour of steady-state cardio or bookend your workouts with burpees and mountain climbers, consider how CrossFit can help you burn fat. In fact, whether you’re a hardcore lifter who does nothing but push iron or a runner who logs miles, adding aspects of CrossFit to your training routine could boost your training and results.
Take one look at the best of the best CrossFit athletes, and it’s clear just how muscular and fit—not to mention ripped—these individuals are. You don’t have to quit your gym, join a box, or “drink the Kool-Aid” to benefit from the wisdom of CrossFit.
Here to share with you some of her best fat-loss tips is CrossFit star and RSP athlete Hannah Eden.
Check Your Goals
When it comes to maximizing your fat loss, having clearly defined goals is key. There’s a reason specific CrossFit WODs (workouts of the day) are posted before training starts; they instantly give you a sense of purpose.
“Setting goals will keep you motivated,” Hannah says. The key? Make your goals realistic and attainable. If you set a goal that is out of reach from the start, it’s only a matter of time before you grow discouraged. It’s human nature.
Before you even begin your journey, take some time to write down 4-5 specific goals you hope to achieve. They should concern “show” and “go”—your body composition and your fitness performance. Write these goals down and place them where you’ll see them daily. You want that constant reminder. “The more consistent you are, the more results you’ll see,” Hannah says.