What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is... Constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements
Different every class
Heart rate increases
Movements that we do in everyday life
Constantly varied – High intensity – Functional movements
You will see a different workout every day consisting of functional movements that you continuously perform as part of your everyday life. Once you have established how to perform these movements safely with correct form you will continue to build in intensity.
General Physical Preparedness
CrossFit athletes are not specialists in one movement but have the ability to perform many movements well. They are able to do the common, uncommonly well.
10 General Physical Skills
Cardiovascular / Respiratory endurance – ability of body systems to gather, process and deliver oxygen
Stamina – ability of body to process, deliver, store and utilize energy
Strength – ability of muscular units to apply force
Flexibility – ability to maximize motion at a given joint
Power – ability of muscular units to apply max force in minimum time
Speed – ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement
Coordination – ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a single distinct movement
Agility – the ability to minimize transition time from one movement to another
Balance – ability to control the body’s center of gravity in relation to the support base
Accuracy – ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity