What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, functional movements that are performed at high intensity.
General physical preparedness. We want you to physically be prepared for everything.
Variety is the key to fitness. Individual's bodies will adapt to any routine over time. CrossFit "specializes in not specializing" meaning we are constantly changing our programs to ensure physical stress is constantly and consistently being applied to your body. Variety in exercises, sets, reps, weight, rounds, etc. is the key to developing every component of physical fitness.
6 basics to all functional movements:
What's that all mean?
Simple, functional movements are universal motor patterns that mimic human movements in everyday life. Functional movements are squats, deadlifts, pushes, pulls, lunges, and rotational movements. They are not single-joint movements but rather multi-joint movements. They are safe, develop very powerful and useful core strength, provide tremendous neuro-endocrine response, and are the best cardio and best rehab training you can do. Functional movements move from core to extremity and can tolerate high loads and move them long distances in short periods of time. Functional training provides the body with a stimulus that is unmatched. These movements will improve the quality of life of everyone who performs them and will teach people how to move their bodies more efficiently and effectively.
Independent variable to maximize the rate of return.
Intensity is all about hard and fast (cuddling optional). How hard and how fast depends on your fitness level. All workout are scaled to your level of intensity. Your level of intensity will increase as your learn to push through thresholds and develop your skills. Intensity is where the results are!
Information courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.
Is CrossFit for Me?
That question runs through the heads of most everyone as they make the decision to give CrossFit a try. What you need to know is Yes....You can do it!
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We use the same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and college athletes home on winter break. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The fitness needs of Olympic athletes and grandparents differ by degree not by kind. Army Ranger, skiers, triathletes and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
Check out more information about CrossFit by visiting CrossFit's main website!