How hard is CrossFit - Men's Health
Author: Again Faster Australia Date Posted:10 March 2016
Hurricanes and CrossFit workouts have one thing in common: Some of the most brutal ones are named after women.
When scientists at Kennesaw State University studied Cindy, one of the fitness brand’s benchmark timed workouts, they found that this routine can burn 261 calories. Keep in mind that Cindy has to be completed in just 20 minutes.
(If you’re looking for a challenging fat-burning workout you can do at home, try The Anarchy Workout. One guy lost 18 pounds of pure fat in just 6 weeks!)
“The entire workout contains just three bodyweight exercises,” says Brian Kliszczewicz, Ph.D. and lead study author. “But because the exercises incorporate all your muscles and you do them intensely, the workout is impressive in terms of caloric expenditure.”
And as the infographic below reveals, that’s nearly as many calories as you’d burn during a more typical half-hour gym session. Here’s how Cindy stacks up against your average workout.