Our mission is to make you better at everything you do in your everyday life. From playing with your children to playing a pick-up basketball game. We can do this by having our athletes focus on optimizing physical competence in each of the 10 recognized fitness domains:
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges. We do this by utilizing constantly varied, functional movements, done at a high intensity. This means that you will always see a new WOD (Workout of the day) each time you step into the gym, whether is all running or a mixture of different elements you will always have one heck of a workout!
There are three metabolic pathways that provide the energy for all human action. These “metabolic engines” are known as the phosphagen pathway, the glycolytic pathway, and the oxidative pathway. The first, the phosphagen, dominates the highest-powered activities, those that last less than about ten seconds. The second pathway, the glycolytic, dominates moderate-powered activities, those that last up to several minutes. The third pathway, the oxidative, dominates low-powered activities, those that last in excess of several minutes.
Total fitness, the fitness that CrossFit promotes and develops, requires competency and training in each of these three pathways. Balancing the effects of these three pathways largely determines the how and why of the metabolic conditioning or “cardio” that we do at CrossFit. Favoring one or two to the exclusion of the others and not recognizing the impact of excessive training in the oxidative pathway are arguably the two most common faults in athletic and fitness training.
*Courtesy of Crosfit, Inc.