What is CrossFit?

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

WHAT_IS_BLACK_BLUECONSTANTLY VARIED, FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS, PERFORMED AT HIGH INTENSITY.

Constantly Varied: every day you walk in here we have a workout programmed for you that will challenge you in different ways, different movements, different fitness modalities (cardio, weightlifting, gymnastics, etc).

Functional movements: these are movements ingrained in our DNA! Squats, deadlifts, pressing overhead, pulling ourselves over objects, jumping, running, rowing. The movements are complex in that they use multiple muscle groups at the same time, with our focus being on moving the right way as opposed to isolating specific muscles.

High Intensity:  This is where the magic happens.  Adding the intensity piece is the game changer.  Now, not only are we doing strengthening movements, but we are constantly moving from one movement to another, with little to no rest in between. No longer are we just building strength but we are also improving our cardiovascular and muscular endurance.  Say hello to a whole new ball game, and what the heck are these muscles I never even knew existed, and why are they sore?

Components of fitness

Neurological Fitness:

  1. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
  2. Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
  3. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
  4. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.

Physicla Skills:

  1. Flexibility – The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
  2. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or a combination of muscular units, to apply force.
  3. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
  4. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

Essence of speed:

  1. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
  2. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or a combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

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