CrossFit is defined as functional movements that are constantly varied and performed at a high intensity. It is core strength and conditioning program, and is designed to elicit as broad an adaptation response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in the following ten recognized fitness domains.
• Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance
It can be scaled and is suitable for all ages and physical conditions. This means that a new participant and a CrossFit veteran can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. CrossFit workouts. The philosophy behind CrossFit training is an all inclusive lifestyle change that will deliver fitness initself or as a complement to your sport-specific training regime.
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What’s the difference between Commercial Gyms and CrossFit?
In gyms and health clubs throughout the world the typical workout consists of isolation movements and extended aerobic sessions. When you walk in any commercial gym the first sight to be seen is the sea of machines that come with no directions.
At CrossFit we work exclusively with compound movements and shorter high intensity cardiovascular sessions, because we believe compound or functional movements and high intensity or anaerobic cardio is more effective at eliciting nearly any desired fitness result.
CrossFit is based on a team/group workout environment. Very different from the commercial gyms; there are very few open gym times and almost no traditional machines. The complete program is based around maintaining a low client to coach ratio and one of the most important characteristics is the fitness programming. Each member chooses a time that he/she can attend a scheduled class. All participants in that class warm-up together, work on skills together and perform the workout of the day. As a team, as a unit, they start and end the workout together. Pushing, encouraging, and helping each other along the way.