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What is Crossfit?

CrossFit is a system of training that aims to produce an elite level of general physical conditioning in the most efficient manner possible. Workouts usually are short and intense, and incorporate elements of gymnastics, olympic weightlifting, rowing, track & field, bodyweight calisthenics and circuit training. CrossFit produces Maximum Results in Minimum Time!

“World-Class Fitness in 100 Words: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.”  from www.crossfit.com

If you are new to CrossFit, we strongly recommend that you read and follow the ‘how to start’ advice posted at http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/start-how.html. The exercises that we use can be found on the CrossFit site at http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html, if they are unfamiliar study them carefully and if possible get a qualified coach to assist you if attempting the workouts on your own.

Correct form and technique is everything!! Exercises should be performed with full range of motion (ROM) and the highest priority placed on correct and safe form. The CrossFit HQ site is a wealth of information. Visit www.crossfit.com often and learn as much as possible about the CrossFit method. A great resource is the FAQ section located at http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/faq.html.

CrossFit produces elite level fitness, but you do not have to be an elite athlete to start. Sessions are scaled to suit your ability and fitness level. Fitness needs differ in degree, not kind. The same basic fundamental movement that Crossfit emphasizes are needed by every shape and size. Improve yourself everday! is our motto.

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