Have you ever seen Crossfit and said, I want that to be me? If you’re overweight, you can still get there. Start with these Crossfit for obese beginners workouts. There is a workout for obese beginners for every different style of person.

Obese beginner lifting weights on a bench

Remember, before starting ANY kind of exercise, consult with your doctor to make sure they recommend it.

Crossfit is a high-intensity sport for sure. It’s fun, fast-paced, and based in the gym. You could do it at home, but you’d have to have a variety of equipment available. It’s a great way to get in shape, improve your health and lose some weight. And don’t forget to make sure you are using proper form to reduce the risk of injury and get the most from each movement.

Crossfit tips for beginners

Crossfit involves lifting heavy weights. But you can take your time, learn proper technique, and get used to moving it safely.

Do the workouts without timing them to begin with. As you get more advanced, you can find some timed Crossfit workouts. Hire a personal trainer for a few sessions to show you how to properly do each move. Or study each one online in-depth before you start.

Start with smaller weights such as just the bar or no weights at all to practice technique and get your body loosened up to move forward.

personal trainer working with obese woman on teh beach

Crossfit goals for beginners

Workout 1

  • 3 deadlifts
  • 5 overhead presses

Do 3 sets with 2 minutes recovery between each set.

Workout 2

Do 3 sets with 2 minutes recovery between each set.

Workout 3

  • 15 lunges
  • 15 sit ups

Do 3 rounds with 2 minutes rest between each round.

Workout 4

  • Run for 3 minutes
  • 20 Kettlebell swings (between your legs and up overhead)
  • 2 pull ups

Do 2 rounds with 2 minutes rest between each round.

obese woman working out in the gym with a medicene ball

Every workout for Crossfit can be adapted or modified to fit your needs. Check out some of the links above to show you how to modify them for your fitness level. There’s nothing wrong with starting at zero. Just start!

You’re going to make massive gains in your fitness and strength and you’re going to feel great about yourself. As you increase and improve, you’re going to gain so much more self-esteem than you ever thought possible. You’re worth every bit of effort to make yourself a better life. And I believe in you! I can’t wait to hear all about your progress.

If you want more of my weight loss story and how I grew up on little Debbies and soda and learned how to change my health and life through exercise and nutrition, check out this nutrition guide. It has some basic dos and don’ts that my wife and I used for me to lose 100 pounds and be on no medication at age 53. There are also some sample meal plans in there. It was a long process, not a quick fix, but if I can do it, so can you!

Starting CrossFit at 40

Forty is not quite middle-aged, but there are differences between a 20-year-old body and a 40-year-old body. Getting started in Crossfit is easy, just show up, open your mind, and get to it. Newbies are welcome at Crossfit gyms.

High-intensity workouts can be more beneficial for older athletes. If you want to get in shape at 40 and enjoy yourself, try whatever workout looks interesting to you. Older athletes lose flexibility and mobility.

So even though it’s a little harder to move joints through the full range of motion, it’s not impossible. Just plan and think it through. You can do it! Crossfit for obese beginners can be a good idea!

Now for a joke: What did the teen say when she fell through the trap door? It’s just a stage I’m going through. Wakka Wakka!