What Is Crossfit?

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide as well as myriad different everyday professionals looking for an all around, comprehensive fitness program.

CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity, which aims delivers and increase in work capacity in as many time and movement domains as possible – CrossFit yields dramatic fitness results for athletes of all levels of skill and experience:

Why Constantly Varied:

CrossFit is, by nature, a generalized fitness program. We believe the fittest athletes must measure themselves not only in one or two types of sport or training, but in as wide a variety as possible. With that in mind, the programming at CrossFit aims to facilitate growth in a number of areas and thus the programming changes on a dialy basis. Some days will play to your strengths, some days will expose your weaknesses, every day will served to make you a more well-rounded athlete.

Why Functional movements:

Our goal is to prepare our athletes for life’s many obstacles. As our fitness reflects our training, we strive to employ movements which mimic everyday activities – running, jumping, throwing, squatting, pulling, pushing etc.

Not only are functional movements transferable to life, but they are unparalleled in their ability to elicit power. When it comes to moving large loads, long distances quickly, using natural, organic, compound movement patterns like the ones listed above will always serve your purpose best. Non-functional movements like the conventional curl, lateral raise, or shrug, which are single joint movements and isolationist in nature don’t even compare to functional movements in power output.

CrossFit is about promoting and maintaining healthy active lifestyles. Those lifestyles are dependent upon our ability to do the simplest of things – pick up our kids, carry our groceries, walk up the stairs – we train for life.

Why High intensity:

Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing return on positive adaptation.

Frankly put, intensity is where the results lie, and to be clear, intensity is a relative concept dependent on each individual’s physiological and psychological limitations. Ultimately, however, pushing through those thresholds is how we get the responses we want be it decreased body fat, increased muscle mass, increased aerobic capacity, or even increased flexibility and coordination.

For CrossFitters, we increase intensity by simply decreasing the amount of time it takes us to complete our tasks. Just as a runner aims to finish their next race a little faster than their last one, CrossFitters aim to complete workouts with a little more speed than their last effort.

How it Works: 

Whether you’re using personal training or our group fitness classes, showing up for the workout is all that’s required. We provide programming and professional instruction that will safely and efficiently build your overall physical fitness. You’ll work harder than you’ve ever worked in your life, but you’ll have fun too.

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