15 Dec What is CrossFit + Top CrossFit Myths
CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity. CrossFit uses exercises that relate to things you do in everyday life, such as push, pull, jump, run, squat, and press.
By developing a high level of competency in all of the ten principle areas of CrossFit our clients are able to better themselves for the sport of their choice and, more importantly, everyday life.
Our program delivers fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We can use our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters training for professional bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
I need to get in shape before I start CrossFit
CrossFit is for EVERYONE. Each workout is designed to provide a quality fitness experience for newbie and experienced CrossFitters alike. Our coaching staff is able to work with clients of all fitness levels from the first class through preparing clients for competition or other fitness endeavors.
I can’t CrossFit because of my (fill in the blank) injury
The coaches at CrossFit Caveman are CrossFit Level 1 Trainers who are experienced in working with a diverse group of clients. Part of what we do is work with clients who have unique medical situations and find a program that will work for them.
I am too busy to CrossFit
At CrossFit Caveman we offer over 40 class times weekly to accommodate almost any schedule. We have one of the most robust schedules in the area. If we don’t offer a class time that works for you let us know and we will see what we can do.
CrossFit will make me bulky or gain weight
A CrossFit centered fitness program will promote muscle growth but unless an athlete is taking a large amount of supplements they will not get bulky. Most women will become toned with more definition in their muscles and most men will gain some muscle mass and reduce overall body fat. Muscle weighs more than fat, that is a fact. As you gain more muscle and reduce fat there may be instances when the weight on the scale will go up, but your overall fitness level and body shape will change for the better.
I will NEVER be able to do a rope climb (or any other movement)
CrossFit is in general a broad, inclusive fitness program that has universal scalability. That means that a three year old, a 23 year old, and a 93 year old can do the same workout. The differences between the workouts will not be the movements, it will be the weight of the movements. Afraid there is something in our programming you truly can’t do? We have substitute movements that will work the same muscle set as the primary movements we post in our WODs.