What is Crossfit?
Simply put, Crossfit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. Crossfit workouts are designed to be short, sweet and scalable to any fitness level. Your needs and the needs of an Olympic athlete differ by degree, not kind, and Crossfit delivers this. This means you, your grandparent and an Olympian would complete the same workout but we would adapt it to suit each of you. This creates an amazing atmosphere where the feeling of being part of your own Crossfit family is paramount. Crossfit is for anybody, but not for everybody.
Crossfit is designed to target the ten components of fitness; cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. We run, jump, throw, lift and do gymnastics. Crossfit translates to daily life, whether it's carrying the shopping, chasing your children, playing sport or making things like climbing the stairs or sitting down and getting back up easier in later life. Crossfit moves us closer to fitness and further away from illness.
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, C&J (clean and jerk), and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climbs, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstands, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc. hard and fast. Five or six days per week 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.