Friday, January, 13, 2012
SicFit: 25 Ways CrossFit is changing Fitness and Changing the World
13. Play. There is a focus on evolving, learning new skills, experimenting, and applying our fitness to enjoy life more, or at least suck less at life. Training in the gym is about living life better outside of the gym. Having a sport and trying new sports is encouraged.
14. Goal focused. Defining fitness, and measuring performance enables people to focus on goals. Goal focus is also enhanced by the intense competitive design that occurs when we compete against the clock. Just like the sport of football would be pointless with a score, likewise, competing in CrossFit with a score is futile and leads no where.
15. Functional. CrossFit movements are based upon primal movement patterns that we use to do work and play sports in the real world. The only place in the world where an lifting with an isolated bicep curl occurs is in a globo gym (traditional gym). Most CrossFit exercises emphasize whole body movements that involve multiple joints and muscles working together in a coordinated manner. These movements raise the metabolic intensity of CrossFit workouts. Translated that means lose weight, get strong, and become coordinated. Whereas most gyms are filled with machines that isolate movements, Crossfitters are the machines. We perform real-world functional movements using our bodies and real weights instead of artificial workout machines.
Notice in the image below their are no machines. Nor will you find one in at CrossFit Naples.
Whats your least favorite movement in CrossFit?
Workout of the Day
Strength: Front Squat Barbell Lunges 6-6-6-6-6-6 (heavy)
-10 Toes to Bar Between Sets
-Score: Amount taken to complete