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 domains. Unlike most CrossFit gyms, we DO NOT use a one-size-fits-all approach. In each CrossFit class we run, we coach the 'CF Fitness' program, as well as the 'Performance' program. The main difference between the two programs is complexity. The CF Fitness program is designed for those with a beginner to intermediate level of experience, whereas the Performance programming is more for the intermediate to advanced. The use of the two programs simultaneously, allows us as coaches to properly, and safely progress new members through the beginning of their fitness journey with us, while still meeting the needs of the more experienced members of our community at the same time.

CrossFit has defined fitness to be a balance of 10 general physical skills. CrossFit programming at all levels, 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 Fulcrum, we program our daily workouts with these general skills kept in mind. It is our goal, and our mission to make the pursuit of fitness, fun! At the same time, we value the health and well being of the members of our community, and are constantly striving to produce the best possible atmosphere, programming, coaching and support system to achieve that!

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