What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity
CrossFit training is a mix of aerobic conditioning, body weight training, gymnastics, as well as, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting. The workouts consist of various combinations of sprinting, rowing, flipping tires, jumping rope, box jumps, pull ups, push ups, etc. In addition to body weight training, CrossFit Douglasville uses a variety of exercise equipment such as barbells, bumper plates, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, sand bags, tires, plyo boxes and gymnastic rings. This type of training is geared toward physically training the individual for whatever life might bring; being prepared for the unknown. -- While this may sound intimidating to some, please keep in mind that ALL workouts can be scaled up or down according to the athletes ability.
Variety is the spice of life and of fitness. The more variety and creativity that are placed into the workouts, the more your body will develop and grow stronger. Variety in exercises, sets, reps, weight, rounds, etc. is the key to developing every component of physical fitness.
Functional movements are universal motor patterns that mimic human movement in every day life. Functional movements are squats, deadlifts, pushes, pulls, lunges, rotational movements. They are not single-joint movements but rather multi-joint movements. They are safe, develop very powerful and useful core strength, provide tremendous endocrine response, and are the best cardio and best rehab training you can do.
Functional movements move from core to extremity and can tolerate high loads and move them long distances in a short amount of time. Functional training provides the body with a stimulus that is unmatched. These movements will improve the quality of life of everyone who performs them and will teach people how to move their bodies more efficiently and effectively in all life’s endeavors.
From elite athletes looking to improve their performance in a particular sport to a grandmother seeking to gain strength to pick up her grand-kids from the floor to over her head, functional training is the answer to improving the overall health and well being of everyone, no matter what level of fitness.
Intensity is all about hard and fast. Importantly, intensity is evaluated in relative terms, depending on your health and fitness level each and every day. Working out intensely is what allows members to be in and out in less than an hour, and still generate phenomenal results. However, we stress form and technical proficiency before layering in intensity. Additionally, simpler movements are often substituted or scaled for members to allow them to push more intensely before reaching mastery of more complicated movements.
Think you can't CrossFit?
"If I can do CrossFit, so can you!"
- Rocky Piwko, athlete, head coach
and owner of CrossFit Douglasville
-was born without his right hand.
“Can’t” isn’t a word Piwko uses much,... “I was the guy sitting on the couch, I actually couldn't stand or sit for too long,” said Piwko, who gained all of his weight after he was told by doctors in 2010 that a back injury would keep him from ever lifting more than 10 lbs. “I had self-esteem issues. I was a lazy bum. I’m go, go, go now. I’m in better shape now than I was in my 20s.
As far as I’m concerned,
CrossFit really saved my life.”