The Purpose Of CrossFit
The purpose of CrossFit is to prepare you for anything life throws at you. It
doesn’t have to be as dramatic as needing to lift a burning car off of a child or
running away from a bear. CrossFit prepares you for lifting groceries out of your
car with POWER. It allows you to say “yes” to any fun and physical activity (rock
climbing, hiking, paddle boarding, etc) with Zeal and Confidense. CrossFit
prepares you to be the fit mom or dad you always hoped you’d be. If this sounds like something you want to do, CrossFit might be for you. CrossFit is for everyone! . . . Kinda
CrossFit boxes (CrossFit centers aren’t called gyms
We call them “boxes”) will have a different WOD (workout of the day) every day. This WOD will be scaled for everyone no matter their fitness level. The WOD will be the same for the guy who is still working on getting his first push-up as it will be for the guy who did 200 push-ups yesterday.
How can this be?
WODs come in 2 versions:
• RX (as prescribed): this is how the WOD was meant to be performed.
Advanced movements, heavier weights, etc. Many CrossFitters, if not the
majority of CrossFitters, will not do all WODs RX. Think of the WOD RX as
something to work toward.
• Scaled: not everyone will be able to safely perform the WOD RX. Even
advanced CrossFitters will scale the WOD at times depending on their
weaknesses or how they’re feeling on any particular day. An example of a
scaled WOD might look like this:
- o 10 minutes – as many rounds as possible of:
- o 5 push-ups (scaled: push-ups on knees)
- o 10 pull ups (scaled: banded/assisted pull ups or ring rows)
- o 15 ring dips (scaled: box dips)
Your coach will scale the WOD specifically for you, so your scaled WOD may be different than other members’ scaled WODs.
“We’ve used our same routines 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.” –LeFit.com
So, CrossFit can be for everyone.
But CrossFit really isn’t for everyone, basically because it’s hard. Some people will try it and think, “no way, this is too challenging, this is not for me.” And that’s ok. There are workout styles that exist for people who prefer longer, low intensity training sessions. But that’s not us.
CrossFit also isn’t for people who enjoy working out alone. CrossFit is group training which means you have to like communicating with other humans at least a tiny bit. But here’s the good news: the CrossFit community is a different breed of human. We evoke positivity, inspiration, hard work and that all can be quite contagious.
Want to see for yourself? Come in for a free one-on-one training session to see what it’s all about. As with most endeavors in life, fitness is achieved through smart, tiered progression.
We would never expect a child to do well in algebra without having mastered basic
arithmetic. Likewise the best CrossFit boxes would never expect you to put a barbell of any significant weight above your head without having mastered the skill of properly picking up a 10 pound medicine ball off of the ground. – Co-owner and Head Coach of Active Performance If you are new to CrossFit, we believe that the best way to develop this base of strength and coordination is to start with learning the following foundational CrossFit movements.
• Kettlebell swing
• Ring row
• Pull up
• Push up
• Air squat
• Shoulder press
• Front squat
If you would like to learn more about details. Or schedule a free one-on-one training session and work through several of these movements with a awesome coach. Book your first session at CrossFit here its always free.