What is CrossFit?
CrossFit was created by Greg Glassman through years of pursuing his belief in fitness. CrossFit define fitness as being competent in all the 10 components of fitness. CrossFit is a ‘strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high and controlled intensity’. All classes are separated into three sections, the ‘Buy In’, ‘Skill of the Day’ and the ‘WOD’.
The 10 Components:
CrossFit is a ‘strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional movements executed at high and controlled intensity’.
Meaning that before your body gets used to the same stimulus we throw something new into the mix, keeping your body guessing, forcing you to adapt to the tasks at hand. We try to mimic real life situations using large muscle groups in conjunction with each other, preparing you for anything whether it be the next workout or a marathon. The workout is then completed as fast as is possible for the individual whilst maintaining impeccable technique and full range of movement, you are continually aiming to beat your previous best which acts as an excellent motivational tool. The concept behind CrossFit is GPP, General Physical Preparedness, the idea of being prepared physically and mentally for an infinite number of real life situations, which are transferable to everyday life. All classes are separated into three sections, the ‘Buy In’, ‘Skill of the Day’ and the ‘WOD’.
3 Key Sections
- ‘The Buy In’ Simple enough, it’s your warm up.
- ‘The Skill’ This section of the class is where we breakdown and focus on technique, ensuring you are achieving the CrossFit standards and full range of motion, learning the difference between a movement performed incorrectly or executed correctly. We will gradually increase the weights and intensity to a level that is comfortable for you.
- ‘The WOD’ aka ‘The Workout of the Day’ As a beginner you’ll be introduced to a scaled down version. Weights, reps and times will be adjusted to suit the individual.
Once you are able to comfortably work through the 9 fundamental movements with some intensity you will be invited to attend the CrossFit classes. Check our timetable for our taster and RAMP induction. Alternatively you can opt for personal training sessions.