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. The program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. The same routines can be used for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. Load and intensity may vary; but the programming never changes. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Fireman, school teachers, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen. Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed the workouts site and distinguished themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.
Put simply, CrossFit is a training system that prepares you for whatever life can throw at you. Workouts are short & intense, and incorporate elements of gymnastics, olympic & power lifting, rowing, track, bodyweight calisthenics and circuit training. The training is hard and uncompromising, but you will be in the best shape of your life! The group environment is competitive but friendly, and will push you to perform at your best.
Why is Crossfit better than going to your local "Globo gym"?
The concepts and training methods used in this program have been proven by practical application in preparing people for the demands of life, sports, and tough jobs alike. It doesn’t matter if you are a olympic athlete, a parent, weekend warrior or a military operator, this program offers the same benefits of functional movements for many different levels. The class format mixes many proven methods of training to enhance one’s functional ability across several characteristics of exercise performance. We focus on the effects exercise has on the body, not just on movements. We enhance all ten general physical skills : STRENGTH, STAMINA, CARDIO ENDURANCE, FLEXIBILITY, POWER, SPEED, COORDINATION, AGILITY, BALANCE, ACCURACY. We also address the three metabolic pathways (energy systems, which compose of: phosphagen, oxidative, and glycolytic) which will develop increased power output & endurance – and everything in between. The results speak for themselves.
Who is CrossFit for?
CrossFit is elite fitness for everyone at – from couch potatoes to seasoned athletes. Anyone ready to commit to hard work and dedicate themselves to becoming a stronger, more capable human machine. We accept all levels of students from beginners to advanced. Both men and women; young or old. We will scale the loads and the workout to accommodate your current level. Most people start as beginners.
Constantly Varied Functional Exercise performed at High Intensity. The programming in CrossFit classes are designed to make you good at everything. Your fitness will be attacked from every angle, providing the perfect synergistic effect that your body needs to adapt on all levels. Exercise type, intensity, length, and movements will be constantly varied every day. Every workout is different and you will rarely do the same thing twice. The workouts themselves are completely scalable, which means that a new participant and an elite athlete can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. CrossFit workouts will deliver phenomenal fitness in and of themselves or as a compliment to your sport-specific training regime. Basically, CrossFit is not your ordinary workout, but it is for ordinary people looking for extraordinary results. The training is hard and uncompromising, but you will be in the best shape of your life! The group environment is competitive but friendly, and will push you to perform at your best.
Is CrossFit Right for Me?
If you are someone who:
Is bored to death in your gym routine;
Is looking to shed those extra pounds or reduce the waistline;
Thinks you don’t have time to exercise;
Is looking to get faster or stronger in your sport, OR
Is no longer seeing results with your current training regime,
Then CrossFit is for YOU!
So what does a Crossfit workout look like?
Crossfit workouts are a combination of Cardio, Track & Field, Plyometrics, Rowing, Gymnastics, Kettlebell and Weightlifting. You will be doing the workout together with other Crossfitters of all ages and all fitness levels. The workouts are rarely more than 45 minutes long and so they can fit into even the busiest schedules. Finally, CrossFit is FUN! Our coaches and participants are welcoming, supportive, and committed to creating an environment where everyone can succeed.
Is Crossfit dangerous?
Just like any form of exercise when pushing your body to the limit there is a higher chance of injury. On the flipside only when you push your body to near failure will you continue to improve and progress to handle any situations under pressure. We take special care and attention and put technique and safety first!
Do a search online and you may come across people doing workouts dangerously wild with poor technique in their backyard gym. This should not be compared to the true representation of what CrossFit is all about. Proper execution of the exercise is fundamental to prevent injuries. Speed can then be added for a more intense workout once the athlete has achieved perfect form.