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These are exciting times for CrossFitter’s!  The television broadcasting giant, CBS, has picked up The Games 2017 to air to the public for the first time.  Recently, avid CrossFit participants had to watch via ESPN3 for the past Games.  Not only has CrossFit picked a solid stance in the soda debate, going public about the downfall of society’s nutritional choices, they have also brought many athletes to know and love Olympic lifting, having the elite compete as USA Weightlifting Olympic hopefuls.  These current times are proving that this sport is not a “Fitness Fad”.  CrossFit is going to be around, whether soda companies or globo-gyms like it or not!

Gaining more and more popularity, there are over 13,000 Affiliated CrossFit boxes around the country.  This leads into this simple question:  What will it take to get you started?

CrossFit.com defines CrossFIt as such, “Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.”   What this defines is something called general physical preparedness or GPP.  At any given time, our bodies that have been tried over multiple aspects of metabolic conditioning, gymnastics and Olympic lifting, will be ready for whatever life throws at us.  CrossFit adheres to being inclusive, one training day is never the same.  In opposition to this model, is sports-specific training, where most of our younger athletes are brought to do throughout their middle and high school/collegiate level careers.  Sports specific training is everything that CrossFit is not.  Long term studies are surfacing that sports specific training has the exact opposite effect on athletes, having them more susceptible to injury, as the same ligaments, tendons, and muscles are repetitively used, creating a cascade of issues involving chronic fascia and joint dysfunctions.  

Not only does CrossFit focus on compound movements, i.e. any exercise that engages two or more different joints to fully stimulate entire muscle groups and, indeed, multiple muscles, which will generate faster, noticeable results, CrossFit harps on the fact that you are a part of a community of people with the same goals in place.  These likeminded individuals will drive you to commit to a healthier lifestyle.  A pattern develops in this social aspect of the gym.  Not only does your body crave movement, but your mind craves the friendship and bonds that you form with what the gym has to offer.  

Do something for yourself if you need a change of pace.  Come and try your first class for free at this link: CLICK ME   You deserve to live a healthy lifestyle, let us help you take your first step!

 

*Pictured: Some of our 9:30am class posing for a quick sweaty pic.