CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements, performed at high intensity.
Constant variation means changing your workout every time. For true fitness ,routine is the enemy. The more consistent your routine is the less you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. What will life demand of you tomorrow? No one knows. Your training should reflect that. CrossFit consistently mixes weight training, gymnastics drills, and endurance conditioning in as many combinations as possible. The result: fitness that gets you ready for anything in the real world.
Functional movements are what prepare you for life: squatting, running, jumping, throwing, pulling, picking things up, and everything else your day asks of you. Functional movements weren’t invented by anyone and they are found everywhere. This is what our bodies were meant to do. This type of movement is a part of our DNA. CrossFit workouts use functional movements because they are exponentially more effective for life outside the gym!
Intensity is a measurement of physics, not opinion. It is a key element of fitness. Intensity is measured by how fast you get real work done. Casual jogging is easy and low intensity, racing as fast as you can is harder and high intensity. Work is force x distance. Average power is work divided by time. The more work you do in less time, the higher the average power and the harder it is. This is real intensity: not how loud you run or how red your face gets. True intensity brings the best results.
Who can do CrossFit?
Anyone and everyone! YES that means you! Here at CrossFit Belgrade we work hard to make sure anyone is able to get in the door and workout. Every workout can be scaled or modified to fit the needs of our athletes. Our coaches are highly skilled when it comes to helping athletes get the workout they are looking for. Scaling workouts does not only mean scaling down. If you are an athlete looking for a little more and the workouts seem to be “easy”, we are more than happy to give you a little extra, weather it be added strength, more volume, or higher intensity.
Need more info?
Here is a great article on CrossFit. If you have some time to read it, it is highly recommended you do. It covers many topics you might be wondering about such as: what CrossFit is, who CrossFit is for, the dangers of CrossFit, what a typical class looks like, the pro’s and con’s, etc.. Remember, each gym is a little different, so be sure to give us a call if you have any specific questions in regards to CrosssFit Belgrade!
“But it looks too hard for me!”
Still have the ESPN CrossFit Games athletes running through your mind? Take a couple of minutes to watch this video about what CrossFit is. Notice the people in the video, not all of them are probably what you think of when you think of “CrossFit”. CrossFit is new to most of the Belgrade Community, and we are sure some of you have seen it on TV or Online. We urge you to not be convinced that it is “too hard” for you or that you need to “get back in shape” before giving it a shot. Remember CrossFit is for EVERYONE!