CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program designed to forge elite fitness by improving one’s ability in ten recognized general physical skills. These include: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. One is considered fit when he/she is competent in each and all of these ten skills. All skills will be improved by focused practice efforts, and through the use of compound muscle movements (i.e. functional whole-body movements) executed at high intensity, an individual’s competency at all physical tasks is enhanced.
At CrossFit London, athletes are trained to bike, run, swim, row, and skip at short, middle, and long distances to guarantee exposure and competency in each of the three main metabolic pathways. Other activities to raise the heart rate and create a challenging workout include the use of box jumps, pull-ups, push-ups, tire flips, handstands, rope climbs, kettle bells, and Olympic weight lifting.
To ensure injury prevention and recovery, a major focus of each training session surrounds the correction of the athlete’s posture and anatomical positions. Many of the skills, such as explosive lifting, are highly technical and are coached by an expert eye at all times. That being said, all levels of athletes train at CrossFit London and learn from, and motivate each other, to higher successes. The CrossFit program is universally scalable, making it applicable to any committed athlete regardless of his/her age or experience!