what is crossfit?
CrossFit is a complete strength and conditioning program. There are 3 important distinctions that separate CrossFit from other exercise systems:
1. Constantly Varied
CrossFit is Constantly varied. This is important because the body adapts if you do the same thing all the time.
2. Functional Movement
It is a system built around functional movement. Again, this is important because we prioritize multi-joint exercises. In simple terms, these are the movements we do every day like sitting, standing, picking things up off the ground and lifting them overhead. These are the
movements we need to be good at to live a happy, healthy, functional life. They are the movements that most rapidly and effectively help you lose weight, get fitter, stronger and more mobile.
3. High intensity
While that might sound scary, what we mean, is high intensity according to an individual’s abilities. In other words, we make you work hard according to what is hard for you. Transformations and amazing results take genuine effort. We have so many amazing success stories amongst our members.
Is CrossFit for me?
We often get asked “Is Crossfit right for someone like me?” Our answer is always the same regardless of who is asking. CrossFit is for everyone because it is infinitely scalable. Whether you’re young, old, injured, or already a highly functioning athlete, CrossFit is 100% applicable and adaptable to your stage of life. The needs of a grandmother and an Olympian vary only by degree, not kind.
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CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity.
Simply put, in layman’s terms, is that at CrossFit we perform functional movements. Exercise that replicate movements used on a day to day basis in real life – e.g. squats, lifts etc.
Every time you walk into CrossFit Blackburn our coaches will have a workout programmed for you that will challenge you in many different ways. There will be different movements, different time domains (long, medium, and short workouts), and different fitness modalities (cardio, weightlifting, gymnastics, etc)
One of our most amazing and senior members Mindy Roberts talks about her experience as a member of CrossFit Blackburn.
She talks about the initial period at the gym, our culture, and the positive impact that CrossFit has had on her.
She dispels the myth that you have to be fit to start training because CrossFit is scalable for everybody.