What is Crossfit?
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. They have designed a program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. Crossfit athletes are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges. This fitness is demanded of military and police personnel, firefighters, and many sports requiring total or complete physical prowess. CrossFit has proven effective in these arenas.
Aside from the breadth or totality of fitness the CrossFit Program seeks, the program is distinctive, if not unique, in its focus on maximizing neuroendocrine response, developing power, cross-training with multiple training modalities, constant training and practice with functional movements, and the development of successful diet strategies.
Crossfit athletes are trained to bike, run, swim, and row at short, middle, and long distances guaranteeing exposure and competency in each of the three main metabolic pathways.
Crossfit train their athletes in gymnastics from rudimentary to advanced movements garnering great capacity at controlling the body both dynamically and statically while maximizing strength to weight ratio and flexibility.
Crossfit also place a heavy emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting having seen this sport’s unique ability to develop an athletes’ explosive power, control of external objects, and mastery of critical motor recruitment patterns. And finally they encourage and assist their athletes to explore a variety of sports as a vehicle to express and apply their fitness.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. Crossfit use the same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. Crossfit scale load and intensity; they don’t change programs.
The CrossFit prescription is “constantly varied, high- intensity, functional movement.” No aspect of functional movements is more important than their capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly. CrossFit increases work capacity across broad time and modal domains
In implementation, CrossFit is, quite simply, a sport—the “sport of fitness.” We’ve learned that harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition, and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.”
Reality SDC and Crossfit
Crossfit principles, ideology, methods, programs, scaling, exercises, coaching, philosophies and WOD’s (workout of the day) are incorporated into the Reality SDC curriculum and classes on a regular basis.
The Head Coach completed the Level 1 certification in Brisbane, March 2010.
The Head Coach (white t-shirt back row), Level 1 Crossfit Certification March 2010, Crossfit Brisbane.