CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. The fitness we develop is foundational to all other athletic needs. Much of the work focuses on midline stability, the extension and flexion of the hips, and the extension, flexion and rotation of the torso or trunk.
CrossFit leaves no one out; from elite athletes to 90 year old seniors, CrossFit is for everyone. This program strives to bring state-of -the-art coaching techiniques to the general public. Our needs, and the needs of the elite athlete differ in degree not kind. “CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains.”
Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Power, Speed, Flexibility, Agility, Balance and Accuracy
The CrossFit prescription is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. Functional movements are multi-joint, multi-muscle recruitment patterns which are executed from the core….moving to the extremity. These movements are able to produce a lot of power, which in turn, produces intensity, which in turn, finally produces results. “Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing favorable adaptation to exercise.” The better one becomes with CrossFit workouts, the better one becomes at life, physically AND mentally. If CrossFit is a part of your life, there is only one way to go: UP!
CrossFit is measurable, observable, and repeatable….an approach called “evidence-based” fitness. Everything is laid out on the table; full disclosure of methods, results and criticisms. With regard to performance of tasks, there is no guesswork. You’re either stronger that day, or your not. Using whiteboards, keeping accurate records (journals), running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance will always cause a higher motivation to do better in your workout!!
**more on “what is CrossFit” coming soon**