The CrossFit prescription is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements.”
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. CrossFit uses the same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. CrossFit scales the load and intensity; CrossFit doesn’t change programs.
CrossFit delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. CrossFit’s specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
CrossFit also publishes the CrossFit Journal, designed to support the CrossFit community detailing the theory, techniques, and practiced by coaches in gyms;making you a part of the CrossFit family.
~Content provided by CrossFit.com
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Is CrossFit right for me?
Anyone can excel at CrossFit! You will not have to lift weights beyond your level or perform movements beyond your skill set. At CrossFit Carbon we pride ourselves on working with athletes of all different types and ability levels. Our commitment is help all of our athletes achieve their individual goals. At CrossFit Carbon, you will increase your work capacity and improve your overall fitness abilities.
What is a typical Group Class look like?
We perform functional movements at high intensity, giving you a comprehensive full-body workout in an hour. Classes are instructor-led and peer-driven, providing an excellent mixture of individual coaching and group motivation. Workouts are constantly varied and unique, ensuring that you always make progress. We combine a variety of fitness elements such as: gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, rowing, and running. Some workouts are done for time, others for maximum number of reps. The possibilities for CrossFit workouts are endless! Monday, you could be doing push-ups, squats, and pull-ups. Tuesday, you could be doing box jumps, presses, and jump-rope. We have a huge number of exercises to choose from, so working out never becomes routine!
How does CrossFit work?
CrossFit works because our brand of fitness is broad and inclusive. We refuse to specialize!
There are 10 general physical skills that we use:
Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
Balance – The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
Due to the focus of each of these skills, our athletes will see significant improvements in their body composition, work capacity, health markers (BP, Cholesterol, etc.), and their ability to perform tasks in sport and their daily lives.