Let Us Tell You About CrossFit!
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. CrossFit delivers a fitness plan that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. CrossFit is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience (anyone can do it!). A regimen of constantly varied (CV), functional movements (FM), performed at high intensity (@HI) in a communal environment leads to health and fitness.
Always changing the workouts, never letting your body adapt. This is why CrossFit is great for getting results. Your body never gets used to anything so you never reach those plateaus.
CrossFit strengthens the core movements that humans are built for. Movements that are natural and safe. Movements we use in everyday life such as squatting, deadlifting, pulling yourself up, etc. This is NOT standing on a Bosu ball on one leg doing bicep curls. This is NOT sitting in a machine that holds you in place while you execute a movement that isolates one muscle leaving your body unbalanced with useless strength. These are movements that promote neurological and hormonal responses, leading to better health, actual strength, actual core stability, agility, and flexibility. CrossFit can be scaled to any body, any age, and any level of fitness. It’s fun, its safe, and best of all it gets results!
This is where many misconceptions about CrossFit come from. Many people think intensity is screaming and yelling and looking like you are going to pop a vein in your neck. This is not intensity although it may sometimes be the result of intensity. Intensity is synonymous with power (Force multiplied by distance divided by time.) This translates into exercise by converting it to: the load, multiplied by the bar path/movement, divided by the time. In basic language we are saying power/intensity is how much weight you can move over the longest distance in the shortest amount of time, while of course maintaining proper form and technique.