CrossFit workouts are constantly varied featuring functional movement done safely at a high intensity.
- Constantly Varied- You will rarely do the same workout twice at HVCF. By doing something different every time you work out you keep the body guessing and eliminate plateaus and boredom that are common in traditional programs.
- Functional Movements- Our goal is to prepare our athletes for life’s obstacles. We do that by using training that mimics life- running, jumping, throwing, squatting, pulling, pushing.
- High Intensity- Performing vigorous exercise at a high intensity is the most effective way to elicit positive change in performance, body composition and overall health. High intensity varies from person to person but the results are always the same.
CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.
EDUCATION CrossFit is not easy and it’s not simple. To be fit and physically competent to handle all of the challenges in life is no small endeavor. As you work to become a fitter and healthier person, you will need to learn about:
- Movement – How to move safely and effectively.
- Fitness – What it means to be fit. Its definition, the supporting theories, and how to go about attaining it in real life.
- Nutrition – Eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat.
Education is a big part of CrossFit. When you start, you are not expected to have the knowledge you need. CrossFit is an education about movement, fitness, nutrition and community. All of these things require responsibility, common sense, and work to educate oneself using all the tools available in the community.