Thursday May 19th

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Train your weakness / Practice new skills / Work on mobility / Catch up on a missed workout / expand your knowledge.............

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We would like to begin to introduce you to some invaluable resources about CrossFit that are available on the internet. The first of these, and where it all started, often referred to as 'Main Site' or simply 'dot com' in the CrossFit world, it's....CrossFit Main Site

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CrossFit was developed by Greg and Lauren Glassman in Santa Cruz, CA  who opened their own fitness facility in 2002.  Without the need for advertising the popularity of their gym soon grew, largely due to the highly successful training methods, effective and functional equipment that could not be found in other commercial gyms and a valuable sense of community spirit among members.  In 2003 the first CrossFit affiliated gym opened in Washington State and since then a further 2000+ affiliated gyms have opened worldwide from Brazil to Japan, Australia to Iceland.  Rather than working as a franchise, CrossFit is based on an open source model making information freely available online.

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From the beginning, the aim of CrossFit has been to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness that prepares its participants for any physical contingency.  The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.  The skills and adaptations developed lend themselves to all physical tasks giving participants a natural life advantage.  CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but rather it focuses on competency in each of the ten recognized fitness domains; cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.  It does this by prescribing constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity (intensity is relative therefore exercise prescription can be adapted for anyone from elite rugby players to sedentary, elderly women), thus eliciting optimal muscular, cardiovascular and motor adaptations.

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Safety, efficacy and efficiency are the three most important facets of CrossFit and are supported by measurable, observable and repeatable facts, i.e. valid data.  This allows trainers to see their consistent progress and provides an important means of motivation – one of the many reasons that CrossFit gyms experience retention rates twice that of most commercial gyms.  The implementation of CrossFit is akin to sport – in fact, CrossFit has been labelled the sport of fitness.  Through harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport and games, CrossFit training yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.  CrossFit guides people of all abilities toward improved health and athletic ability through workouts that are fun, challenging and varied.

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We highly recommend that you log on and check out the CrossFit Main Site.  Have a read through the FAQs and watch videos of exercises and workouts , I am sure you will find them very useful.

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We also need to make reference to the CrossFit Journal . It is an invaluable source of information on everything from nutrition to learning the Olympic lifts to injury rehabilition and so much more.

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Enjoy !


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