Curious About CrossFit?

We are coming into the day and age where CrossFit is a widely known entity.  If you’re reading this article, you probably participate in CrossFit, have tried it, or at least know someone who has.  As a method of teaching and experiencing fitness, it has become both renowned or criticized by almost everyone who has heard the name.  This article, however, is not a discussion of the positives and negatives of CrossFit as seen through the eyes of others.  Nor is it a canned definition taught in a CrossFit trainer course.  Rather, it is a statement of the principles that I hold and teach as the owner of CrossFit Alacrity.

The methodology of CrossFit allows its users to experience the most efficient, well-rounded workout that time allows.  How many times have you thought to yourself, “Oh sure, I could have a six-pack and muscles if I could spend half my day at the gym, but I live in the real world!”  The focus on intensity and variation in CrossFit allows you to do just that.  You will have time for a proper warm-up, cool-down, strength activities, and cardiovascular activities, all in the space of one hour and at an intensity that is scientifically proven for results.  

Strength and endurance are the foundation for everything.  I’m not just talking about being able to lift heavy things off the floor or climb up a rock wall.  Sure, those things are great, but I’m talking about being able to hold a sleeping baby for a long period of time without back pain, being able to get up and down off the floor or a chair when you’re elderly, or being able to hike with your friends on a moments notice. You need physical strength and endurance in order to do these things; otherwise you’ll make excuses and miss out on these precious moments in life.  Don’t let a totally solvable problem, like lack of strength, excuse you from doing these things.  You can gain strength at any time in life if you put in the effort.  Age is not the issue. In fact, many “signs of aging” are more related to a lack of physical activity than they are to the body getting older.  

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