These 60 minute classes are the core of CrossFit. In a given class you can expect the following:
These classes are led by a coach who’s entire job is to make sure you’re safe, moving well, and constantly improving.
The principles of CrossFit are simple: constantly-varied, functional movement performed at high intensity. At CrossFit Longmont, we do this in a community environment that is supportive, friendly, and positive.
Afterall, the best of friends grow together and lift each other up (sometimes literally). CrossFit classes are provided daily and we would love to have you as a part of our community.
Our view of fitness is broad and inclusive. We are trying to build Superman and Wonder Woman, so we need to be fast, strong, powerful, and many other descriptors in order to be prepared for the unknown and unknowable of life. We want grandmothers to be better at playing with their grandkids, triathletes to feel stronger when they need an extra push, and the weekend warrior to perform better at whatever their sport may be.
Our fitness regimen is the best way to ensure you meet your goals whatever they may be.
The CrossFit Pyramid is a good model for how we develop our programming and how we should develop as athletes. Nutrition (add hyperlink to Nutrition section) is the base of performing well in any environment whether that is at home with your kids, on the field about to score a goal, or skiing down double blacks at Arapahoe Basin. Fuel in your body is just as important as how you move it.
A life worth living requires movement and movement requires metabolic conditioning (or better known as cardio). In a world where we are faced with the unknown and unknowable everyday, cardio is probably our best tool. Afterall, that is rule #1 of the Zombie Apocalypse. Cardio is at the base of many of our classes because we think it’s essential.
We build your metabolic condition by lifting weight fast, running, rowing, and bodyweight movements and combine them in patterns that only creativity can limit.
It is also important to develop our abilities to move our own bodyweight. Gymnasts are the best in the world at these movements, so mimicking their movements and training is how we develop you as an athlete. Gymnasts also have really nice body compositions for a bonus.
Weightlifting and throwing help us build the strength, power, agility, and coordination necessary to meet life head on. Squatting, deadlift, and Olympic lifts are staples in CrossFit because we believe they are essential to athlete development. If you squat down to use the toilet, or pick something off of the ground, or put something on the top shelf, you have essentially done a squat, deadlift, or Olympic Lift, so why not practice these things regularly.
Sports, hobbies, and activities are the reason for staying fit and practicing all of these things. Plus, they are fun and keep us motivated.
World-Class Fitness in 100 Words:
■ 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
General Physical Skills
If your goal is optimum physical competence then all the general physical skills must be considered: