CrossFit is defined as: Constantly Varied Functional Movements performed at High Intensity
Constantly varied means changing your workout every time; for true fitness routine is the enemy. The more consistent your routine is the less you’ll be prepared for the unexpected. At Light the Fire CrossFit we consistently mix weight training, gymnastics drills, and endurance conditioning in as many different variations as possible. This results in a fitness level that can prepare you for anything the world throws at you.
Functional movements are what prepare you for life. Squatting, running, jumping, throwing, pulling and picking things up all predate gyms by thousands of years. You may not realize it but you do many of these movements over and over every day, it’s what our bodies are meant to do. CrossFit is based on these movements as they are so effective to improving our lives outside of the gym. Functional movements are scalable. It doesn’t matter if you compete in triathlons, if you’re just getting off the couch for the first time, or if you’re sixteen or sixty, CrossFit is for you. Our goal is to use these functional movements to help you live a longer, healthier, independent life free of anyone’s assistance.
High Intensity is our measuring stick of your performance. It is how we know you are getting healthier, stronger and fitter. Your intensity is determined by how fast you get work done. It is this kind of high intensity workouts that produce the best results. At Light the Fire CrossFit we are committed to increasing your health by maximizing your work and minimizing the time it takes you to do that work. That is what creates a high intensity atmosphere which ultimately translates into a healthier you.
World Class Fitness in 100 Words
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels to that which will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc., hard and fast. Five or six days per week, mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
-Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit