What is CrossFit?

What is CrossFit? 2018-06-29T10:52:43+00:00

CrossFit combines movements from gymnastics, olympic weightlifting, power lifting, rowing and running to create unique, intense workouts that are constantly varied so you will never be bored. Ever.

At CrossFit Newmarket we train in a group setting which means that every time you come to class your experienced and certified coaches will take you all through a warm-up then teach and develop your skill and strength which will be followed with a workout. Some workouts are completed for time, others for maximum number of repetitions. CrossFit taps into all 3 metabolic pathways, where as other forms of physical activity only tap into one or two. The workouts are short duration but at high intensity. CrossFit takes you out of the routine and out of your comfort zone, getting into a routine is the enemy! Either way, you’ll be guaranteed a challenging workout and without a doubt … results!

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The 100 Words of Fitness

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.

– by Greg Glassman (Founder of CrossFit)

The below articles have been pulled from the CrossFit Mainsite. They will help you gain a further understanding of the movements and principals of CrossFit:

Understanding CrossFit

What is Fitness and CrossFit’s Fitness?

Additional information can be found on Crossfit.com

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