Almost every CrossFit workout would be considered cardio but because it doesn’t look like the popular (and limited) understanding of cardio people have asked “Where’s the cardio?”. Let’s talk a closer look.
Many people both men and women are concerned with looking bulky or muscley. It's a common question we get in regards to CrossFit and it totally makes sense as most of the CrossFit athletes you see on TV are pretty jacked. Those athletes train on a whole other level than you'll find in an average CrossFit gym. CrossFit has a way of finding your natural body shape, no more and no less.
Every CrossFit gym is different and every workout is different. The experience of doing CrossFit varies wildly and that's the nature of CrossFit. It's constantly varied by design, but there are a few consistent things you can count on.
I like to think of CrossFit as an ongoing worldwide experiment in how to create the fittest human beings who have ever lived. With each person and each workout we gather more data on whether the CrossFit prescription works. Ten plus years later, and hundreds of thousands of participants the data shows that CrossFit works.