What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is the BEST fitness program out there! We firmly believe this because when done properly, it will help to build strength and overall fitness (conditioning) through a broad range of movements and time frames. We use functional movement which refers to natural human movement based on real-world, situational bio-mechanics. These movements typically involve the use of multiple joints at once, across multiple planes. This is important because it is not only very time efficient but it also trains the different energy systems in order to create a well-balanced level of general physical preparedness (GPP).

CrossFit in Attleboro has defined fitness to be a balance of 10 general physical skills. CrossFit programming aims to train all of these physical skills in order to achieve the highest level of fitness that each individual can attain. These physical skills are:

Endurance - referring to cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the ability to gather, process and deliver oxygen to the body.

Stamina - the ability of the body systems to process, deliver, store and utilize energy.

Strength - the ability of the muscular unit or combination of units to apply force.

Power - the ability of a muscular unit or combination of units to apply maximal force in minimal 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 body’s center of gravity in reaction to its support base

Accuracy - the ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

Flexibility - the ability to maximize range of motion about a given joint.

Information: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

At Fulcrum Athletics, CrossFit in Attleboro, we program our daily workouts with these general skills kept in mind. We are also very careful with regards to volume to specific areas, intensity and time domains. The beauty of this is that if you have a human body, you can do this! Please feel free to contact us regarding injury/ sports specific programming.

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