The fitness we seek to instill into our athletes comes from “constantly varied movements executed at relative high intensity”.*CrossFit recognises that the compound movements (movements employing more than one skeletal joint) need to be taught and consequently re-taught, or at the very least revisited each time before our workouts.
The functional movements we employ have “points of performance” and all of these need to be adhered in order to move well, thusly improving fitness and the avoidance of injury. Some potential clients approach us and say “how much is a class? others say “I want to learn CrossFit-show me how?”
Everybody that comes to us to train will start their education with the basic fundamentals of functional movement, and learn these before they join classes. This is how we start your training at CrossFit Hove.
“Mechanics, consistency-then relative intensity”*
This of course raises the question of intensity, and its relation to scalabilty for differing clients, dependent on fitness, conditioning, possible movement issues and age. The workouts we do are scaled and suited to the ability of the individual.
“The fitness needs between olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not by kind.”*
Quotes from CrossFit creator Coach Greg Glassman. Further reading can be found by clicking on the CrossFit Journal link.