CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that can be applied to pretty much everyone. From elite athletes to the elderly in nursing homes, if you’re interested in moving your body, it can probably help you.
BROAD: CrossFit delivers fitness that is – by design – broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is that we do not specialize. From Combat, to survival, to organized sports, to life itself, CrossFit will allow you to reach new levels of performance. Conversely, it will punish the specialist.
UNIVERSALLY SCALABLE: The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of his/her experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease to high level professional rugby players. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not by kind. Our Police, foot ballers, boxers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
BRIEF HISTORY: CrossFit was developed in Santa Cruz, California by Greg Glassman in the Late 90′s. Greg’s mission was to develop a CODE for FITNESS via clinical trial (ie measuring inputs and outputs).
Much like how the LINUX operating system was created out of a gift culture and is free for anyone to download, CrossFit is open source; there are no franchising fees, no gimics to sell, and anyone can access this “code” here!
Greg Glassman’s early CrossFit Journal stories are still revolutionary today. Download a free copy of the CrossFit Journal titled “What is Fitness” - Download here
Like any science, CrossFit is constantly evolving. The CrossFit Community is constantly looking for what works and what doesn’t in the realm of getting people more fit. If an exercise provides superior results, it stays in the program; if not, it is banished to the scrap heap.
And what we have discovered over time, through trial and error, is a code for fitness.
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CODE FOR FITNESS: The Code for Fitness is essentially uncomplicated and comprises three elements
1) Functional Movements
(movements, which replicate real life)
2) Intensity (harder and faster works better than long and slow)
3) Variance (movements and workouts are constantly varied)
The idea behind the code then is to complete functional movements, as fast as possible, and constantly mix the movements up.
This “time component” on the workouts means that CrossFit has essentially become “The Sport of Fitness,” because it re-introduces personal athletic achievement and performance to training. The mindset at the start of each workout is to be stronger, to move faster and more efficiently, with better form than ever.
This is why, even after years of training CrossFit style, scores and times in workouts continue to drop and athletes continue to improve. Its hard, fun, exciting, challenging, and will push you to be your absolute best!
NER: The end result is that CrossFit gives you a Neuro-endocrince Response
Neuro = Brain & Central nervous system
Endocrine = Hormones such as Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone, Insulin like growth factor
Response = the response from your body by taxing it to its core with variety, intensity, and multi-joint, full body, functional movements.
CROSSFIT C2F APPLICATION OF CROSSFIT
CrossFit C2F is Strength & Conditioning Centre which has a very specific way of delivering the CrossFit program.
We believe in delivering a high quality service by highly qualified professionals. Our two head coaches are constantly pushing to create the best service possible.
Gary Burns is our in house Physio. His knowledge on human movement provides huge benefit to the technicality of coaching.
Jamie Headon, Irelands official number 1 CrossFitter 2015 brings top class experience in CrossFit, Competitive programming, and the “tips & tricks” to help learn new skills/achieve personal bests.
At CrossFit C2F all workouts can be scaled both up and down to suit all levels of fitness and capabilities.