Crossfit Workout Helps You Shed Pounds

Reno, Nev. - If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, we've got one way for you to shed the pounds. It's a workout called "Crossfit," and it's not your typical workout.

"Picture a tri-athlete, an Olympic lifter, meets a gymnast, meets a tough man, carrying the big rocks and that stuff, put all that together, that's what we do," said Crossfit Sierra Nevada Owner Willie Kahl.

What they do, it's called Crossfit, and it targets every muscle group in your body. It's not what you'd get with a typical gym workout.

"What's different, is, you can tell, we don't have a lot of machines, so everything is done using your body weight, or Olympic lifting," said Kahl.

Part of the workout involves using a suspension system called TRX.

Another part of the workout - climbing to the top of a 16-foot rope. There are two options - knotted for beginners, and non-knotted for the more advanced Crossfit athletes.

The workout also teaches you to lift weights, and do a series of squats and throws.

"Today's workout targets every muscle," said Kahl.

You can even get out some aggression on the punching bag.

"We do let clients bring a picture of their bosses in," said Kahl.

And no matter how good you get at each exercise, there are still ways to make it challenging and keep you working out.

"We can scale everything up, so that if a Navy Seal came in, we could have a good work out for him. We'd just throw a vest on him. A forty pound vest is going to make everyone's workout harder," said Kahl.

"Generally at the gym, I peak, and I plateau, and that's it. Here, I just keep going up and up," said Crossfit enthusiast Wesley Hansen.

At Crossfit Sierra Nevada, they regulate your workout depending on your ability. For example, if you can't climb to the top of the rope right away, they have exercises you can do to build upper body strength until you can try it again.

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