What is CrossFit?

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CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity.
Yeah, well… what does that really mean?

Simply put, in layman’s terms, is that at CrossFit we perform functional movements. Exercises that replicate movements used on a day to day basis in real life. eg. 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 & short workouts) & different fitness modalities (cardio, weightlifting, gymnastics, etc).

How do we do this? 
By applying the 10 General Physical Skills that CrossFit promotes within our WOD’s.

The 10 General Physical Skills

  • Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability to gather, process, and deliver oxygen
Stamina/muscular endurance – The ability to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy
  • Strength – The ability to apply productive force
  • Flexibility – The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint
Power – The ability to apply maximum force in minimum time
  • Speed – The ability to minimize the cycle time of a repeated movement
  • Coordination – The ability to combine several movement patterns into a single distinct movement
  • Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another
Balance – The ability to control the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base
Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity
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