CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement at high intensity. Okay, you’ve heard that before but what does that mean? Constantly Varied: everyday you walk in here we have a workout programmed for you that will challenge you in different ways, different movements, different time domains, 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. Yes that’s right, no more bi’s and tri’s on Wednesdays, but you might see muscle-ups (a pull-up into a ring dip) in the programming.
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. So you can squat 400 lbs., that’s awesome! Now can you front squat 185 lbs. 10 times after running 400 meters and then do 15 pull-ups and repeat that 5 times? 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?
But CrossFit is much, much more than just that. Let me; better yet, let us explain…
When members of other CrossFits around the world visit our box we always ask them what is their favorite aspect of CrossFit. By far the most common response is, “the community.” The CrossFit community is in a word awesome. You can go to almost any place on earth and visit a box and be welcomed by coaches and members as one of their own. It is welcoming and uplifting. We are all trying to get better, be healthier and happier and we try to share that enthusiasm with each other, and help one another however we can. We participate in competitions, events, charities, socials, nutritional challenges… you name it we will probably do it with other members, who almost become like a second family. As life seems to pull people further and further into technology and away from personal interaction, CrossFit brings people together in a positive and healthy pursuit, and we have a ton of fun in the process.