The CrossFit model is based around performing “functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity.” CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. The CrossFit program is designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize your proficiency in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are as follows:
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individuals competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes (you are an athlete by the way) are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges. Which is basically what your life is; multiple, diverse and randomized physical challenges. The Carpe Diem CrossFit programming is meant to be scaled and suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Anybody that has a body can be an athlete at Carpe Diem CrossFit. The philosophy behind CrossFit training is an all inclusive lifestyle change. Our program is distinctive, if not unique, in its focus on maximizing neuroendocrine (nervous system and hormonal) response, developing power, cross-training with multiple training methods, constant training and practice with functional movements (Functional movements are comound movements. They usually involve multi-planar, multi-joint movements which place demand on the body's core musculature), and the development of successful diet strategies.
Who is CrossFit good for?
Everyone to be honest. I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. Parents, college students, adults, teenages, youth, many professional and elite athletes are all participating in CrossFit training programs. You will see athletes at the highest level in any sport participating in CrossFit Programming. That however, is not the interesting part. CrossFit has tested its methods on the sedentary, the youth, overweight, pathological, and elderly and found that these special populations met the same success as our most stable of athletes. We call this bracketing or scaling. We meet you where ever you are. If our program works for Olympic Skiers, the overweight, and sedentary homemakers, then it will work for you.
What is the CrossFit method and how is it different?
The CrossFit method is to establish a hierarchy of effort and concern that builds as follows:
Diet: lays the molecular foundations for fitness and health.
Metabolic Conditioning: builds capacity in each of three metabolic pathways, beginning with aerobic, then lactic acid, and then phosphocreatine pathways.
Gymnastics: establishes functional capacity for body control and range of motion.
Weightlifting: develop ability to control external objects and produce power.
Sport: applies fitness in competitive atmosphere with more randomized movements and skill mastery.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.