Though Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program for many elite athletes, police officers and military soldiers worldwide, it is also a program that is design for universal scalability. Scalability makes Crossfit the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.
Crossfit uses the same routines for elderly individuals with diseases and other ailments as it does for cage fighters one month out from a championship bout. In Crossfit we simply scale the load and intensity not change the program. Crossfit prepares the human body for better movement and its goal is to build a sound foundation that improves quality of life.
What is Crossfit? CrossFit is a unique strength and conditioning program that involves “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” The goal of Crossfit is to create a broad, general, and inclusive fitness that would best prepare us for any physical encounter – the unknown and the unknowable.
“Our specialty is not specializing.” Unlike sport in which specific skills are trained to specialize in one or two aspects of fitness, Crossfit programming is designed to train all 10 dimensions of fitness without favoring one at the expense of another. This leads to improvements across all modal domains – cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. By increasing our work capacity across all dimensions of fitness, we will increase our ability to tolerate a high workload and to recover sufficiently for the next workout or physical encounter
What is a WOD? The term WOD stands for “Workout of the Day.” Workouts are typically short—20 minutes or less—and intense. The WOD will be either task-oriented (completing a specified number of tasks/exercises), or time-oriented (as many rounds/reps as possible in a specified period of time). The WOD will include movements related to metabolic conditioning, gymnastics (bodyweight exercises), weightlifting (powerlifting, olympic lifts), or a combination of the above. These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed WODs. Performance on each WOD is scored and recorded to encourage competition and track individual improvements.
Crossfit for Seniors All WODs will be scaled based on the needs and abilities of our senior population. The needs of professional athlete’s verses our grandparents differ by degree not kind. One is looking for functional dominance the other for functional competence. Competence and dominance manifest through identical physiological mechanisms. The same routines have been prescribed for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. Crossfit is for everyone – all ages and all abilities.
Crossfit Kids (12 and under) – COMING SOON!! This class is for KID’S ONLY! CrossFit Kids is not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely absolutely CrossFit geared and designed for a special population and the specific developmental needs of that population (neurological, cognitive, and motor). CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and teenagers and helps them develop a lifelong love of fitness. In a group setting, children and teens participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well- rounded athletes. No two workouts are the same, so kids and teens never get bored and the novelty of each workout keeps them excited about participating. The functional movements involve exercises that are fundamental to all things that kids need to do when they play-pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift and jump. All of the movements are taught safely and effectively under the close supervision of thoroughly trained CrossFit Kids Trainers.
Let’s get ready for the Crossfit Games 2013! The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth ™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the world’s toughest athletes and a thrilling experience for spectators. Since their inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” according to Forbes. There is no other true test of fitness.
The Games season is a three-stage journey. The first step is the Open, a worldwide, inclusive, five-week competition. The top athletes from the Open in each of 17 regions will qualify for the second step of competition – Regionals. The Regional competitions will run for five weeks at one venue in each region for three days of live competition. The season culminates in the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games. Thousands of participants will be whittled down to around a 100 of the fittest men and women in the world.
A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown and unknowable. Athletes can’t train for what they don’t know. At the CrossFit Games, the athletes engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the competition. We want to send a team to the 2013 Crossfit Games to represent JACO Crossfit. The competition is getting tougher and tougher each year so let’s start training hard to become the fittest gym in the world!
Know your limits. Crush them!
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc