Singapore (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
A famous philosopher and physicist once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Those were the words of Albert Einstein back in the 1900’s. Today, as we move into the 21st century, that could easily be translated to many areas of modern day living, including physical fitness.
CrossFit is about going back to your basic functional movement patterns. Many people desire an athlete’s strength and a bodybuilder’s form with the holistic mental and spiritual well-being of a yogi. But all they’re ever willing to do are the run of the mill routines they’ve gotten used to over the years, as dictated by their run of the mill trainers because there was no other choice available.
That is, until a revolutionary method of training was introduced to the health and fitness industry. Since the first CrossFit affiliated gym opened in 1995 in Santa Cruz, the world of bodybuilders, athletes, trainers and physical fitness enthusiasts has never been the same. The number of affiliated gyms grew from 18 in 2005 to almost 1,700 in 2010.
Weightlifting coaches associated with CrossFit include Louis Simmons, Bill Starr, and Mike Burgener. Former NFL player John Welbourn developed the CrossFit Football program. Other CrossFit subject matter experts include Dr. Nicholas Romanov, inventor of the Pose Method of running and Dr. Barry Sears, originator of the Zone Diet. Athletes from around the world have competed in the annual "CrossFit Games" in Aromas, California where regional events are held, including a sectional competition at the Arnold Classic that was introduced by 7-time Mr. Olympia awardee himself Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Although many professional athletes have benefited from the CrossFit program, its methods were not created solely for ball players, tennis players or boxers, triathletes, etc. CrossFit is beneficial and accessible to the average Jane, Mary, Tom, Dick and Harry.
One may not think of oneself as an athlete or realize the importance of acquiring the same skills as Olympic athlete, but if strength, power, balance and agility, flexibility, and endurance are desired in everyday life, then one can clearly aspiring to be one, because being competent in all those areas is CrossFit’s exact definition of an athlete. Each of those aptitudes is enhanced with CrossFit whether they are used by the world’s best athletes and ordinary men and women since the main thrust of the CrossFit principle is all-encompassing of general functional fitness.
The CrossFit program is not focused on any single area but it deliberately attempts to boost fitness in ten fields all at once. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy while focusing on the three metabolic pathways that provide energy for all human action; CrossFit athletes are engaged in gymnastics, weightlifting and sprinting.
In gyms and health clubs, a usual workout comprises of movements for segregated muscles and long-drawn-out aerobic sessions. The fitness community gives the exercising population and the world at large the notion that doing their lateral raises, sit-ups and the like if combined with riding the stationary bike or treadmill is going to produce some kind of “athlete” in them.
With CrossFit workouts, work is done exclusively on compound and shorter high intensity cardiovascular movements. They have replaced the lateral raise with push press, the curl with pull-ups, and the leg extension with squats.
CrossFit athletes run, row, jump rope , climb rope and carry odd objects. They move large loads over long distances with speed, using powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting techniques. They also use dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull up bars, kettlebells, and many bodyweight exercises. CrossFit is now used in nearly 1,700 gyms worldwide and even by fire departments, law enforcement agencies and military organizations including the Canadian Forces, the United States Marine Corps, and the Royal Danish Life Guards.
Now many people worldwide have the awareness and opportunity to workout using the CrossFit method such as that offered at CrossFit Hub. Today, everyone who comes to the Hub has been given the chance to become a real athlete, bringing innovation to the daily workout routine and something truly different and spectacular can be expected at CrossFit Hub
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