“a person who is trained or skilled in strength, power, balance and agility, flexibility, and endurance”.
CrossFit method is to establish a hierarchy
Diet - lays the molecular foundations for fitness and health.
Metabolic Conditioning - builds capacity in each of three metabolic pathways, beginning with aerobic, then lactic acid, and then phosphocreatine pathways.
Gymnastics - establishes functional capacity for body control and range of motion.
Weightlifting and throwing - develop ability to control external objects and produce power.
Sport - applies fitness in competitive atmosphere with more randomized movements and skill mastery
What is a “fringe athletes”
their fitness demands are so specialized as to be inconsistent with the adaptations that give maximum competency at all physical challenges
three main energy systems that fuel all human activity.
anaerobically and metabolic
benefits cardiovascular function and decreases body fat
Athletes engaging in excessive aerobic training witness decreases in muscle mass, strength, speed, and power
benefits cardiovascular function and decreases body fat.
improve power, speed, strength,
and muscle mass. Anaerobic conditioning allows us to exert tremendous forces over a very brief time.
teaches one to apply force to muscle groups in proper sequence, i.e., from the
center of the body to its extremities (core to extremity).
clean and jerk and snatch help with what?
condition the body to receive such forces from another moving body both safely and
Olympic lifts unique capacity to develop
strength, muscle, power, speed, coordination, vertical leap, muscular endurance, bone strength, and the physical capacity to withstand stress.
develops pull-ups, squats, lunges, jumping, push-ups, and numerous presses to handstand, scales, and holds. These skills are unrivaled in their benefit to the physique as evident in any competitive gymnast.
this modality is for strength development it is without a doubt the ultimate approach to improving coordination, balance, agility,
accuracy, and flexibility.
is a core strength and conditioning program
is a change in the body that affects you either neurologically or hormonally. Most important adaptations to exercise are in part or completely a result of a hormonal or neurological shift.
Benefits to Neuroendocrine
Increased muscle mass and bone density are just two of many adaptative responses to exercises capable of producing a significant neuroendocrine response.
The four defining themes of the CrossFit
Heavy load weight training, short rest between sets, high heart rates, high intensity training, and short rest intervals,are all associated with a high neuroendocrine response.