The following line is directly from the CrossFit Journal, posted in April of 2002 by the founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman…
“For every long distance effort, our athletes will do five or six at short distance. Why? Because compound or functional movements and high intensity or anaerobic cardio is radically more effective at eliciting nearly any desired fitness result. Startlingly, this is not a matter of opinion but solid irrefutable scientific fact and yet the marginally effective old ways persist and are nearly universal.”
Why do you come to CrossFit? I bet one of the many reasons is because it works. The results are undeniable. We can take former athletes, grandmothers, soccer moms, and make them relatively fit (I say relative because their needs differ by degree only). Is strength important? Yes. Is endurance important? Yes. Is flexibility important? Agility, coordination, balance, power, speed, accuracy, stamina – all important. You know what improves all of those? CrossFit.
And that’s why our program at CrossFit Moncton follows the CrossFit prescription. That’s why we don’t do strength WODs 7 days a week. That’s why we don’t program 3-4 gut-busting cardio WODs a week. Because that’s not CrossFit. When we changed our programming a few months ago, we went back to the roots. And since then, our PR board has lit up. When we have people enter competitions, we generally have multiple people on the podium. And their form generally looks amazing (not that I’m biassed).
You joined CrossFit because you wanted results. Intensity is the shortcut. Put on your big boy pants (or panties) and give ‘er hell. We provide the program, you need to bring the drive.
*If you’d like to read up on the Foundations of CrossFit, please read the following link – Foundations by Greg Glassman.
Strength – 1RM Front Squat
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