WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
Our Gainesville CrossFit is a fitness program that will change your life.
The definition of Crossfit is "constantly varied, functional movement performed at relatively high intensity." Crossfit is functional exercise, designed so that every workout can be scaled up or down for people at every fitness level.
Workouts are varied every day and designed to improve strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, and agility. On any day you will be weight lifting, jumping rope, sprinting, gymnastics, or rowing- and sometimes all of them in one day!
But what does this mean for you? At the end of the day, B3 is a gym that people use. We are a gym full of supportive coaches to help you achieve your fitness goals.
If you’re starting Crossfit class, we recommend three days a week for your first few weeks, then building up to four or five days per week. You should always have two recovery days per week..
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Let’s break the CrossFit definition down:
“Constantly Varied” means that every day brings a different workout (or “WOD”), incorporating any combination of these elements. When you come to workout with us, you (yes, you!) will jump rope, climb ropes, swing kettle bells and flip tires. You will work at pull ups, muscle ups, handstands, pushups, and handstand pushups. You will practice squats, dips, cleans, jerks, snatches and deadlifts as well as rowing, running and box jumps. Each day will bring different exercises always specifically designed to work on different muscle groups and/or cardiovascular strength.
“Functional Movement” refers to maintaining the safest, most-efficient position to power through a movement. There are plenty of misconceptions out there about CrossFit; the truth is much of what we do in our workouts mirrors activities in our daily lives. To those who don’t understand the power of movement, flipping a tire looks like crazy, “he-man” work. But if you’ve ever had to move a mattress up a flight of stairs, you already know the movement. Lifting a medicine ball may appear odd, but consider what your body does when you place your suitcase in a plane’s overhead compartment. If you’ve ever lifted a heavy bag of dog food or garden soil, no one needs to tell you the importance of arching your back. We will help you maintain the correct position in a workout – both to keep you and others safe, and to maximize the effects of your workout.
“High Intensity” is a concept that at first can be difficult for new CrossFitters to grasp. For many people, a workout’s efficiency is only proportionate to the amount of hours spent in the gym. You will never hear a CrossFitter say, “I had a great workout; I was in the gym for four hours!” You are much more likely to hear, “I finished in 8 minutes.” People come here skeptical that a high-intensity workout, done in a fraction of the time as they are used to, can lead to faster, better results. But results don’t lie.
The beauty of what we do is that we are all in it together, motivating one another. It’s a sport where the person who finishes the workout last in the group is likely to receive more high fives than the person who finishes first.
If interested, you can learn even more about the CrossFit® philosophy and methodology at www.crossfit.com.
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