FITNESS IN 100 WORDS

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean-and-jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc. — hard and fast. Work out five or six days every week and mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. ~Greg Glassman

 

“The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.”

– Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder

 

CONSTANTLY VARIED

Why Constantly Varied? Our bodies are meant to adapt to physical stressors. Once adapted, physical changes decrease or stop all together. In essence routine is the enemy. CrossFits programming to to keep the body guessing and always adapting. Our “constantly varied” protocol allows us to tackle the movements we excel at but also test the ones that we find difficult. It is our contention that performing the movements you least desire will result in better fitness.

 

HIGH INTENSITY

What is High Intensity? High Intensity as defined by CrossFit is how fast you get real work done. The more work you can do in less time increases power. The more power you can do the harder it is and also yields the best results.

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS

What are functional movements? In short, functional movements are those that mimic common activity of daily living or movements that aren’t so common like running from a rabid dog, scaling a wall from a fire or lifting a heavy rock off a trapped friend. These compound movements also yield the best results for strength, positive hormone release and overall body composition.

UNIVERSALLY SCALABLE

What does “universally scalable” mean? Scalability allows us to alter the daily workouts to a member’s age, experience or athletic prowess, etc. We understand that many folks join CrossFit to get in shape and will not be able to complete the prescribed workout or movements. Using a systematic approach to scaling down, we are able to mimic what the member will see written on the whiteboard and get a great workout that will get results for that individual.